Job Posting 89670

Opioid Response Worker
Alouette Addictions Services Society
Fraser Valley
Maple Ridge, BC
closes in 15 days (Thu, 15 Dec)
part time  •  31.99 hr

 

Shifts:                                                8:30am-5pm; Monday - Friday; 37.5hrs/bi-weekly

                                                          Shifts may vary, depending on the need of the Agency

Union & Grid Level:                           HSA; HSP Grid Level 8

Classification:                                    .5FTE; Regular Part Time

Compensation:                                  $31.99/hr & full benefits pending qualification period

Reports to:                                         Supervisor of Clinical Services

Posting Date:                                     November 14, 2022

Closing Date:                                     December 15, 2022, or until filled

 

Job Summary

The Opioid Response Worker provides outreach services to youth, families and adults with, and affected by, alcohol and drug addictions visiting the centre or on an outreach basis as required in accordance with Alcohol and Drug Service’s ethical standards and the Fraser Health Authority’s Mission, Vision and Values.

With an emphasis on the prevention and early identification of methamphetamine abuse in youth on the street in the community, assesses clients, determines referral needs, liaises with community sources for further and/or specialized services, counsels’ clients, formulates and implements treatment plans and provides case consultation and follow-up support on treatment decisions in collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary team. Participates in and leads a variety of team and/or local committees and internal and external case conferences and develops, coordinates, and delivers in-services, presentations and training to clients, families, and caregivers. Provides prevention services to contribute to community development and participates in the development and evaluation of programs.

 

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

 Provides counseling to individuals, families, and groups, including youth and adults with, or affected by alcohol and drug addictions on complex cases including people in crisis. Provides counseling in compliance with the Alcohol and Drug Services ethical standards on cases involving issues such as violence, sexual abuse, or mental illness.

  1. Assesses clients to determine stage of change, risk indicators, client needs and appropriate referrals. Liaises with community resources, refers clients for further and/or alternate specialized services such as detox, intensive treatment including residential and non-residential, hospitals, schools, recovery groups and employment training. Advocates on behalf of the client/family to ensure respect and dignity are maintained.
  2. Works with the client in formulating and evaluating client-centered goals. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to (implement treatment plans in accordance with client’s goals. Provides ongoing case consultation and follow-up support to the client and treatment providers. Provides input and advice, ensuring treatment decisions meet client/family needs.
  3. Maintains client records including client assessments, and progress notes Ensures that access to and disclosure of information and records are in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
  4. Participates in a variety of team and/or local committees, including internal and external case conferences. Engages in practice evaluation, identifies opportunities for change, assesses available resources, initiates solutions and analyzes outcomes. Identifies areas for improved efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery to enhance client care services and represents the Clinic to ensure positive and productive community relationships.
  5. Maintains ongoing workload statistics using approved formats under the request and direction of the Clinic Coordinator. Collects data, analyzes trends, accounts for variances, prepares reports as required and recommends an action plan to the Clinic Coordinator as required.
  6. Provides prevention services through identifying ongoing prevention needs within the community. Participates in advisory committees and/or prevention task forces within the community. Contributes to community development and prevention activities with other agencies, ministries or individuals. Organizes and evaluates prevention activities in the community, provides public education and in service training to interdisciplinary teams. Documents activities, and outcomes to maintain accountability and adherence to action plans. Contributes to the development of the Mental Health and Addictions professions related to the areas of youth and adult addictions. Reviews literature and research, consults with clinical and community experts within the field, evaluates clinical practice and participates in professional development. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff and provides internal, local and regional training on specialized addictions issues as requested.
  7. Provides prevention services through identifying ongoing prevention needs within the community. Participates in advisory committees and/or prevention task forces within the community. Contributes to community development and prevention activities with other agencies, ministries or individuals. Organizes and evaluates prevention activities in the community, provides public education and in service training to interdisciplinary teams. Documents activities, and outcomes to maintain accountability and adherence to action plans. Contributes to the development of the Mental Health and Addictions professions related to the areas of youth and adult addictions. Reviews literature and research, consults with clinical and community experts within the field, evaluates clinical practice and participates in professional development. Assists in the orientation and training of new staff and provides internal, local and regional training on specialized addictions issues as requested.

Qualifications:           

Education, Training and Experience:

 Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable social or health sciences program such as Counselling Psychology or Social Work plus one year’s recent related addictions counselling experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Eligible for registration with relevant professional association.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Clean Criminal Record Check
  • Full series of Covid 19 vaccinations, that have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO)         

Skills & Abilities:

 Ability to work with youth coupled with demonstrated knowledge of addictions and related issues.

Counselling skills including crisis counselling to families, youth and adults.

  • Ability to assess, plan, organize, implement, evaluate and problem-solve.
  • Ability to work effectively with others, including working effectively in a multicultural environment, independently, as part of an interdisciplinary team and understanding the frameworks of other disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, staff and community agency personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload in a complex environment.
  • Familiarity with relevant Acts such as Child & Family Community Services Acts, Child & Youth Advocacy Act, Young Offenders (British Columbia) Act, Mental Health Act, Freedom of Information Act, pertinent regulations, policies and procedures, and other statutory duties.
  • Ability to educate and provide consultation to clients, families and healthcare professionals.
  • Ability to develop, and implement in-services, presentations, and psycho-educational) support groups.
  • Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong collaborative skills in working with community health.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers, including related word processing and database management software applications.
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