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Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a non-profit, community based counselling organization located in Aurora, Ontario, which supports change in the lives of individuals, their families and communities related to substance use and problem gambling. We take pride in our leadership and expertise in addictions in the community, and we recognize that an organization is known by the people it employs.

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ASYR believes that attracting and retaining the best talent is the key to continued success, and we are committed to excellence in the services we provide throughout York Region. Every employee’s role in our organization is crucial and we value and trust our staff in their diverse abilities and extensive knowledge in the field of addictions and mental health. We invite you to join our committed team as we continue to evolve as innovators and educators, and as a workplace of choice.

ASYR is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace, and to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Accommodation is available upon request, throughout the recruitment process.

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Admin Coordinator

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, community based counseling organization located in Aurora, Ontario, which supports change in the lives of individuals, their families and communities related to substance use and problem gambling.  Information about our agency programs can be found at www.asyr.ca. Addiction Services for York Region takes pride in its passion for client service. Each day presents new opportunities to demonstrate leadership and expertise in addictions to the community.

ASYR is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to work as an Admin Coordinator within our Addictions Withdrawal Management program. The incumbent will provide administrative and reception support to the Addictions Withdrawal Management team, as well as Clinical Admin support as required. This is a full-time permanent position, for 35 hours per week, with two evenings per week. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The incumbent will report to the assigned Director. The hourly wage rate is $19.54.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides overall administrative support to the Director, Strategy, Quality Improvement and Corporate Services.
  • Reviews and prepares all documents, reports and other correspondence materials for the Director, Strategy, Quality Improvement and Corporate Services.
  • Maintains daily internal and external appointments of the Director, Strategy, Quality Improvement and Corporate Services.
  • Analyzes data and relevant information to: Composes reports, compiles statistics, prepares letters, memos, agendas and presentation preparation.
  • Coordination and General Administration for Addictions Withdrawal Management Program, including RAAM support
  • Coordinates and manages the physician and nurse schedules, i.e.: OTN (Ontario Trillium Network)
  • Coordinates all smoking cessation tasks, including but not limited to ordering supplies, maintaining inventory for NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy), engaging in stop meetings, etc.
  • Works closely and in collaboration with the Addictions Withdrawal Management Clinical Supervisors in developing and executing quarterly performance measure reports required by the CLHIN
  • Takes and transcribes meeting minutes.
  • Maintains and monitors office supply and medical supply inventory levels at satellite offices and clinics.
  • Inputs data into the agency data management system (Catalyst).
  • Tracks, maintains and reports on all year-end clinic-visit data.
  • Maintains a professional image and demeanor with all employees, management, executives and visitors at all times
  • Attends clinic sites and provides reception support for clinics and at main ASYR site.
  • Handles requests for information and trouble shoots where appropriate.
  • Books meeting rooms and makes other arrangements as needed, in conjunction with Admin team.
  • Tracks and maintains month-end reports and invoices
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Ensures proper waste disposal of Acudetox supplies
  • Compiles content and prepares ASYR monthly newsletter
  • Provides coverage and back up for Receptionist as required
  • Provides coverage and back up for Clinical Admin as required

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess minimally:

  • College diploma (medical secretary program or business college equivalent)
  • Minimum two years administrative experience in a health care setting
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively on a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in handling confidential or sensitive information; knowledge of applicable privacy laws
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Competence in relevant computer applications particularly Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Able to work both on a team and independently
  • A working knowledge of data management systems.  Knowledge of CATALYST as asset
  • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle is required
  • A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check, as per agency policy and procedures

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter detailing what interests you about this opportunity and experience you have that sets you apart from others to: Careers@asyr.ca by April 24, 2019. Please indicate in the subject line: JOB POSTING #: 2019.23FT – YOUR NAME – ADMIN COORDINATOR

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.

ASYR is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

WE WELCOME ALL APPLICATIONS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

Group Facilitator 1

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, community based counseling organization located in Aurora, Ontario, which supports change in the lives of individuals, their families and communities related to substance use and problem gambling.  Information about our agency programs can be found at www.asyr.ca. Addiction Services for York Region takes pride in its passion for client service. Each day presents new opportunities to demonstrate leadership and expertise in addictions to the community.

ASYR is seeking a Group Facilitator 1 with a focus on our Back on Track (BOT) Program. This is a 12 month part-time contract position (21 hours per week) within York Region and the Central Local Health Integration Network. The incumbent will report to the assigned supervisor. The hourly wage rate is $26.19.

Back on Track Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine the client’s level of alcohol use as well as other risk-taking behaviours and referral to the education or treatment program
  • Education Program – Facilitate/co-facilitate a structured 8-hour educational group to clients in accordance with Back on Track guidelines.
  • Treatment Program – Facilitate/co-facilitate part of a structured 16-hour group treatment to clients in accordance with Back on Track guidelines.
  • Follow-Up – Conduct follow-up sessions with Back on Track clients to review clients’ goals and plans to eliminate drinking and driving.  The Follow-up is a structured assessment provided by Back on Track.
  • Supervision – Participate in regular supervision with the Back on Track Coordinator

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • College Diploma in one of the sciences or a health related discipline, with a considerable knowledge of substance abuse issues
  • Member or member in progress with one of the regulatory colleges under the Regulated Health Professionals Act (ex: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario; Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers)
  • Ability to facilitate groups to diverse clients with substance use issues
  • Ability to foster a strong therapeutic alliance with clients
  • Proven ability to do presentations to clients, the general public and other service providers
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills and ability to work independently
  • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle
  • A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check, as per agency policy and procedures

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter detailing what interests you about this opportunity and experience you have that sets you apart from others to: Careers@asyr.ca by April 24, 2019. Please indicate in the subject line: JOB POSTING #: 2019.22FT – YOUR NAME – GROUP FACILITATOR 1.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.

ASYR is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

WE WELCOME ALL APPLICATIONS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

Group Facilitator 2 & Addictions Counsellor 2

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, community based counseling organization located in Aurora, Ontario, which supports change in the lives of individuals, their families and communities related to substance use and problem gambling.  Information about our agency programs can be found at www.asyr.ca. Addiction Services for York Region takes pride in its passion for client service. Each day presents new opportunities to demonstrate leadership and expertise in addictions to the community.

ASYR is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to work as a Group Facilitator 2 (with a focus on Problem Gambling Awareness) and Addictions Counsellor 2. The incumbent will work two days per week as an Addictions Counsellor 2, and three days per week as a Group Facilitator 2. The incumbent will be assigned a direct service caseload providing services throughout the Central LHIN region, and will conduct Group Facilitation with a focus on Problem Gambling Awareness three days per week in York Region. This is a full-time permanent position, for 35 hours per week, with two evenings per week. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The incumbent will report to the assigned Supervisor. The hourly wage rate is $28.61 for hours worked as Group Facilitator 2 and $30.32 for hours worked as Addictions Counsellor 2.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Addictions Counsellor duties and responsibilities:

  • Assess the level, pattern, and dynamics of the alcohol and/or drug use
  • Assist the client informally to identify problems and goals
  • Provide supportive counselling and/or psychotherapy using therapeutic modalities
  • Develop and implement, with the client, a formal, systematic, and ongoing goal setting process
  • Evaluate specific aspects of the client’s functioning by using tools and processes designed for specialized assessment purposes
  • Develop a case plan and select appropriate treatment strategies
  • Provide direct services to individuals and families related to withdrawal management from substances
  • Work with other community service providers
  • Provide consultation and problem-solving assistance to colleagues and members of the community

Group Facilitator Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine the client’s level of substance use or problem gambling as well as other risk taking behaviours and referral to the education program or to the treatment program.
  • Education Program – Facilitate/co-facilitate a structured educational group to clients in accordance with ASYR requirements.
  • Treatment Program – Facilitate/co-facilitate part of a structured group treatment to clients in accordance with ASYR requirements.
  • Follow-Up – Conduct follow-up sessions as required by ASYR.
  • Supervision – Participate in regular supervision with the Supervisor, or as determined by ASYR.

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree in one of the sciences or a health related discipline, with a considerable knowledge of substance abuse issues
  • Member or member in progress with one of the regulatory colleges under the Regulated Health Professionals Act ex: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario; Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Significant knowledge and experience in varieties of counseling models including systemic intervention models
  • Ability to do addiction assessments independently and provide comprehensive treatment planning and treatment to clients with addiction issues
  • Ability to facilitate psycho educational and process groups to diverse clients with substance use issues
  • Knowledge and experience in harm reduction strategies
  • Proven ability to do presentations to clients, the general public and other service providers
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • A working knowledge of data management systems (Catalyst preferred)
  • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle is required
  • A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check, as per agency policy and procedures

AND

  • Proven experience in Group Facilitation
  • A knowledge and understanding of the core competencies of withdrawal management
  • A knowledge and proven ability in substance abuse counselling interventions and treatment models
  • Flexibility to assist with substance abuse counselling in other ASYR programs as required
  • A proven ability to do withdrawal management assessments, substance abuse assessments, individual work and group work

Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter detailing what interests you about this opportunity and experience you have that sets you apart from others to: Careers@asyr.ca by April 24, 2019. Please indicate in the subject line: JOB POSTING # 2019.21FT – YOUR NAME – GROUP FACILITATOR 2 AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELLOR 2.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.

ASYR is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

WE WELCOME ALL APPLICATIONS, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.