Job Posting 99606

Concurrent Disorders Clinician, Withdrawal Management and Treatment Services
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
closed 4 days ago (Wed, 21 Feb)
full time  •  $49,823 plus comprehensive benefits (salary currently under review)


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 individualized support and transition plans, facilitating referrals, and engaging in individual and group therapeutic interventions.  You make a difference!   


This CDC position is within the Withdrawal Management and Treatment Services (WMTS) portfolio, which encompasses bed-based withdrawal management and our gender-specific 5-week treatment programs, offered as both a live-in and day program.  As part of the treatment team, your core role is to lead group therapeutic programming to support client skill development and recovery.  In addition, you will engage in individual counselling, develop and/or follow a support plan, support client transition back to community through connection to ongoing care, support them to be successful within a congregate living environment, and collaborate with internal and external partners to support client recovery.  A bed-based environment uniquely positions the CDC to build strong therapeutic relationships, and support clients to attain their goals.  Your primary assignment will be the men’s treatment program; however, our CDC team is expected to support across both gender-based treatment programs as needed.    


As a Concurrent Disorders Clinician, you will:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive support to clients
  • Use cognitive behavioural interventions, motivational interviewing skill, and other evidence-informed modalities
  • Teach skills such as problem-solving, anger management, emotion regulation, and coping strategies
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure a coordinated approach to meeting client needs
  • Support a strengths-based service plan with clients based on a standardized, comprehensive assessment tool
  • Ensure a safe therapeutic environment for all clients accessing care, by supporting clients to follow program expectations
  • Document client care in our client data system and communicate issues effectively within the team


Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (Mon - Fri 8 am - 330 pm)


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



Annual salary: Starts at $49,823 plus comprehensive benefits (salary currently under review)


The Perks

  • Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
  • Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
  • Paid Time Off for all staff, including 15 Wellness Hours, 60 hours of Personal Leave Time and 112.5 Vacation Hours annually for Full Time staff
  • 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
  • Reimbursement for annual professional regulatory body fees (i.e., OCSWSSW or CRPO)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount



  • College diploma in the Human or Social Services field required, with a university degree in a related Social Sciences preferred
  • 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 is required
  • Minimum of 2 years’ combined education/experience in substance use, concurrent disorders and/or mental health clinical settings
  • Proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Able to manage frequent exposure to vicarious traumatic stress
  • 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.


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