Job Posting 89651

Concurrent Disorders Clinicians
St. Leonard's Community Services
Hamilton area
Brantford, ON
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 25 Nov)
full time  •  Salary ranges from $49,335 ($25.30 hourly) to $51,890 ($26.61 hourly) plus benefits


St. Leonard’s Community Services Brantford has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults, and families.

Our Values

These aren’t just “lip-service” to us – we work and live by them.  If you do, too, we want to talk to you!

  • Inclusive – we value everyone and their unique perspectives and journeys
  • Compassionate – we care about our clients, our staff, partners, and the communities we serve
  • Collaborative – we work together to support our clients and community
  • Integrity – we hold ourselves accountable and are fair, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission to empower people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing
  • Innovative – we are open to change and continuous improvement
  • Genuine – we are honest, respectful, and authentic with our clients, each other, and our partners
  • Optimistic – we believe that everyone can accomplish their goals


Concurrent Disorders Clinicians (CDC) employ a strengths-based approach to supporting individuals with addictions and mental health issues. You are part of a collaborative team that supports people who use substances through assessment, support and transition plans, referrals, and therapeutic interventions.  You make a difference!   

Our Addictions and Mental Health department has a variety of programs that allow Concurrent Disorders Clinicians to grow their skills and support people who use substances in different ways.  We currently have two full-time positions available in our outpatient services which encompasses largely individual counselling. One position is a full time permanent position and the other is a full time 12 month contract.

Concurrent Disorders Clinicians:

  • Use standardized assessment tools to identify needs
  • Develop and implement strengths-based support plans
  • Engage in individual and/or group counselling using cognitive behavioural, motivational interviewing, and other evidence-informed modalities
  • Teach skills such as problem-solving, anger management, self-control, and coping strategies
  • Support access to service by engaging in outreach when required (outpatient program)
  • Support client success in our congregate living environment by providing guidance on the expectations of the program (live-in program)
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure a coordinated approach to meeting client needs
  • Hours of work: 37.5-hours per week

Outpatient CDC staff work primarily Monday to Friday days, offering evening hours at least one day per week

Training: Initial comprehensive training related to all aspects of the role, as well as access to ongoing professional development

A note about COVID-19:  Our Agency is committed to the safety of staff. We are following Public Health guidance on precautions regarding use of Personal Protective Equipment, screening of staff and clients, physical distancing, cleaning, hand hygiene, and testing.  If you are selected for an interview, we will answer any questions you may have on the precautions currently in place.


Salary: ranges from $49,335 ($25.30 hourly) to $51,890 ($26.61 hourly) plus shift premiums and comprehensive benefits

The Perks

  • A Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
  • An Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
  • Full Time staff start at 3 weeks’ vacation
  • 60 hours of Personal Leave Time per year for Full Time staff (pro-rated the first year)
  • Fun events for all staff
  • Participation in RSP/TFSA plans for all staff, with Agency pension match for Full Time and eligible Part Time staff
  • Group health, vision, dental and travel insurance plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency for Full Time staff
  • An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount


  • Have a college diploma in the Human or Social Services field, with a university degree in a related Social Sciences preferred
  • Have current registration with a professional governing body such as College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ combined education/experience in substance use, concurrent disorders and/or mental health clinical settings
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent exposure to vicarious traumatic stress
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (minimum 3 doses)
  • Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a police vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment, however strong consideration is made to the type of offense

Start date: as soon as possible

St. Leonard’s Community Services Inc. is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation.  The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory.  We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land.  We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.

The Agency values the diverse and intersectional identities of its clients and staff.  The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff.  The Agency seeks applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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