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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.

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CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, community based counselling organization with its main office located in Aurora, Ontario and providing services in York Region, South Simcoe and some parts of Toronto. ASYR 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.

Addiction Services for York Region is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to work as a Clinical Supervisor. This position will require someone with excellent clinical experience in a number of different areas such as community outreach, case management, working with individuals who are precariously housed or homeless, working with women who are pregnant and/or have young children, community withdrawal management services, problem gambling, and adult, among others

This is a full-time position for 35 hours per week, with a minimum of one evening per week and some Saturdays. The successful applicant will provide clinical supervision and leadership to a number of clinical teams as well as work directly with clients.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Minimum Master’s level University Degree in one of the social sciences or a health related discipline and relevant work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical experience providing direct services to individuals
  • Minimum 2 years of clinical supervisory experience; 3-5 years, an asset
  • Membership in good standing and with no restrictions in an appropriate regulatory college under the Regulated Health Professionals Act. (ex: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers)
  • Skills and experience in program development
  • Significant knowledge and experience working with a range of clients presenting with substance use. Experience with problem gambling issues is an asset.
  • Significant experience working with marginalized populations
  • Knowledge and proven ability in the following areas:
  • Participation and provision of leadership: i.e.: exposure to leading other people in various settings, solid experience in providing clinical supervision to other clinicians, strong communication skills, ability to motivate others, dedication to team & agency goals, ability to inspire people, good team builder
    • Knowledge and understanding of the role of professional staff in a community setting to ensure clinical practice meets professional standards and ethics
    • Experience in conducting addiction assessment, applying various treatment modalities, including systemic intervention.
    • Experience in couple and/or family counselling and/or group work, a definite asset.
    • Coordination of team activities in the area of client service delivery and public education
    • Promotion of inclusivity across the various levels of a social service agency and/or health service provider
    • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of addictions and mental health interventions
  • Sound knowledge of community resources
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sound problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a larger team
  • Ability to work outside of business hours, as required
  • Working knowledge of CATALYST/data management systems is an asset.
  • Successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check ,as per agency policy and procedures
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance for personal automobile
  • Comfortable speaking other languages, including French, an asset

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 Ontario Human Rights Code. 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 Ontario 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 would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate YOUR NAME – CLINICAL SUPERVISOR.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR (Maternity Leave Contract)

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, community based counselling organization with its main office located in Aurora, Ontario. ASYR 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.

Addiction Services for York Region is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to work as a Program Supervisor. This position coordinates the clinical operational components of the agency’s clinical staff to assist them in achieving the agency’s strategic goals and objectives.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) maternity leave contract for one year (until March 2019), with a minimum of two evenings per week.

Note: this position is excluded from the OPSEU bargaining unit throughout the term of the maternity leave contract.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Ensures the maintenance of appropriate casework documentation by clinical staff
  2. Collaborates with Clinical Supervisors in assigning casework and work schedules
  3. In consultation with the Leadership Team, assigns inter-agency committee work
  4. Provides support to clinical and operations staff in all satellite offices
  5. Provides support to clinical staff in public education and awareness presentations and/or events
  6. Collaborates with the Leadership team in program development
  7. Maintains the liaison relationships with community contacts, as needed
  8. Ensures maintenance of attendant staff activity records
  9. Monitors timely input of data into mandated software and provides regular reports to the Leadership Team and/or, as requested
  10. Ensures time management reporting is being adhered to by clinical staff
  11. Attends hospital rounds on a weekly basis and completes intakes for the agency, as required
  12. Conducts regular clinical record audits for all clinical staff
  13. Acts as daily on-call supervisor for all staff in main office and at satellite offices, as scheduled
  14. Collaborates with the Student Placement Coordinator to ensure all student placements have the clinical and operations support required
  15. Ensures the agency is complying with the requirements of accreditation and, as part of the Leadership Team, supports the annual review of policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures; ensures that all follow-up required is completed, including, but not limited to additional staff and volunteer training
  16. Coordinates all group assessments within the agency
  17. Supervises the Intake Department
  18. Provides services to some of the agency’s clients including assessment, case formulation and feedback, treatment plan goal-setting, life skills teaching, counselling and therapeutic services, crisis intervention, consultation, case management and referral
  19. Analyzes and reports on detailed statistical information on ASYR programs and services
  20. Actively participates and supports any additional duties, responsibilities and projects, as assigned

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences or a health related discipline
  2. Minimum three years of direct service delivery experience
  3. Membership in good standing in an appropriate regulatory college (ex: College of Registered Pyschotherapists of Ontario, Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers)
  4. Ability to synthesize a great deal of material and provide a brief summary of the material
  5. Excellent knowledge and understanding of addictions and mental health interventions
  6. Sound knowledge of community resources
  7. Significant knowledge and experience in a variety of treatment modalities, including systemic intervention models
  8. Ability to provide clinical therapy in the community, supportive and general structured counselling, individual, marital, family and/or group therapy as defined in the agency’s program policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures.
  9. A working knowledge of data management and addiction assessment systems (Catalyst and Gain Q3 Assessment is preferred)
  10. Sound knowledge of community resources
  11. Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  12. Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to communicate in French or another language is an asset
  13. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  14. Sound problem solving and decision making skills
  15. Ability to work independently and co-operatively as part of a team
  16. Ability to work outside of business hours, including a minimum of two evenings a week.
  17. Successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check, as per agency policy and procedures
  18. Valid driver’s license and insurance for personal automobile

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 Ontario Human Rights Code. 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 Ontario 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 would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate YOUR NAME – PROGRAM  SUPERVISOR MATERNITY LEAVE.

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELLOR: Addictions Withdrawal Management

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, 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. 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 candidate to join its dynamic team in the following position:

An experienced and highly motivated individual to work as a Substance Abuse Counsellor 2, for our Addictions Withdrawal Management Program in its Aurora office location, reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. This is a full-time permanent position, for 35 hours per week, with a minimum of two evenings per week, providing services throughout York Region. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The incumbent will be assigned a direct service caseload in accordance with the agency’s guidelines and subject to the evaluation of specific clinical competence and limitation by the Clinical Director.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Direct services for clients
    1. Engage and assess individual client.
    2. Provide feedback to client regarding the assessment results
    3. Assist the client to identify problems and set goals.
    4. Develop a treatment plan and select appropriate treatment strategies on the basis of information gathered through the assessment process.
    5. Implement the plan and provide support and guidance in reaching goals.
    6. Provide ongoing skills teaching, feedback and evaluation of the treatment progress.
    7. Provide crisis intervention when required.
    8. Work with the client and/or significant others to develop or restore the client’s natural support system – family, friends, co-workers, church, etc.
    9. Refer client for other specific services according to assessment results and client needs.
  2. COTP Program specific direct services for clients
    1. Collaborates and assists physicians in the treatment of COTP clients during scheduled appointments with physician
    2. Works in assigned satellite offices. Locations may change depending on COTP needs.
    3. Provides education and health teaching on methadone and suboxone to individuals, couples and families
    4. Provides education to other organizations, agencies, and community partners about the Community Opioid Treatment Program
  3. Community engagement
    1. Outreach to diverse communities to raise awareness and provide education on the issue of substance use/misuse.
    2. Develop partnerships with organizations serving the diverse communities.
    3. Become knowledgeable about the existing resources in York Region and establish appropriate relationships with these programs and services.
  4. Case Co-ordination
    Ensure continuity of service to clients through a continuous process of service matching, co-ordination, outreach to resources frequently used by the client population, referral, and follow-up.
  5. Client Advocacy
    Act on behalf of and/or with the client by representing the client’s needs as required in order to both accomplish the client’s goals and teach self-advocacy skills.
  6. Consultation
    Provide consultation and problem-solving assistance to professional colleagues and members of the community who are concerned about substance abuse of an individual who is not likely to become a client of the agency.
  7. Clinical Administrative Functions
    1. Maintain client records including intake, progress notes, service delivery logs and discharge summaries according to agency policies.
    2. Contribute to management information systems and program statistical reports on regular basis or on an ad hoc basis for special purposes.
  1. Supervision
    Participate in regular supervision/training and observation of casework by the Clinical Supervisor.
  2. Professional Development
    1. Participate in in-house peer consultation/supervision and staff training programs.
    2. Continue to upgrade skills by attending related courses and reading relevant literature

 

Qualifications

  • A minimum Bachelor’s university degree in one of the social sciences or a health related discipline, with considerable knowledge of how to treat substance abuse and mental health 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
  • Four or more years experience working with people with opiate addictions or concurrent disorders an asset
  • Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, and the isolation felt by individuals with opiate addictions and their families.
  • Ability to practice in a culturally sensitive manner using anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.
  • Knowledge and experience in harm reduction strategies
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, and the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of supports and services within the Central LHIN, including formal and informal resources is an asset.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Case Management principles an asset
  • Significant knowledge and experience in theoretical modalities of both individual and systemic interventions
  • Ability to complete a comprehensive addiction assessment independently to formulate collaborative treatment plans and facilitate process oriented therapeutic interventions to clients with addiction and family issues
  • Ability to facilitate psycho educational and process groups to diverse clients with substance use issues
  • Proven ability to do presentations to clients, the general public and other service providers
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • The ability to work independently and within an inter-disciplinary team
  • A working knowledge of data management systems (Catalyst preferred)
  • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle during work hours
  • Ability to provide services in French, a definite asset
  • Ability to communicate in another language other than the two Canadian official languages, an asset
  • 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. Please indicate in the subject line: YOUR NAME – SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELLOR: ADDICTIONS WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT.

The process we will undertake to recruit for this role includes:

  • Initial screening of resumes and covering letters
  • Those who are successful in moving through the initial screening process, will be asked to participate in a brief telephone interview
  • Those who are successful in the telephone interview will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview to gain a better understanding of the role, as well as, provide you the opportunity to discuss how your experience fits well with this opportunity.

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. 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 would 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.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELLOR: Concurrent Disorders

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, 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. 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 within the community.

ASYR is seeking a candidate to join its dynamic team in the following position:

An experienced and highly motivated individual to work as a Substance Abuse Counsellor 3, in its Aurora office location (or other satellite office locations), reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. This is a full-time position, for 35 hours per week, with a minimum of two evenings per week, providing services throughout York Region. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The incumbent will provide direct service to an assigned caseload of clients presenting with addictions and/or mental health concerns and their families in accordance with the agency’s guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing the level, pattern, and dynamics of the alcohol and/or drug use by an individual, couple, or family as well as the client’s overall functioning including; social systems, general health, and psycho/social status
  • Evaluating specific aspects of the client’s functioning by using tools and processes designed for specialized assessment purposes
  • Developing a treatment plan and selecting appropriate treatment strategies on the basis of information gathered through the assessment processes
  • Providing either written or verbal information regarding the assessment findings and the case formulation to the client and to referral sources, as required, with the client’s consent
  • Redirecting individuals whose assessed needs cannot be met on a short-term, outpatient basis to appropriate specialized programs
  • Providing consultation and problem-solving assistance to professional colleagues and members of the community
  • Developing and implementing a formal, systematic, and ongoing goal setting process
  • Providing skills teaching in selected areas of functioning attendant to rehabilitation for substance abuse
  • Supporting and guiding the client in reaching his/her goals and in solving selected, practical problems
  • Providing systematic interpretation and direction of the client’s functioning and situation in order to facilitate the development of specific insights and solutions
  • Providing appropriate clinical intervention and counselling to agency clients
  • Ensuring continuity of service to clients through a continuous process of service matching, co-ordination, outreach to resources frequently used by the client population, referral, and follow-up
  • Acting on behalf of and/or with the client by representing the client’s needs as required in order to both accomplish the client’s goals and teach self-advocacy skills
  • Working with the client and/or their family system/subsystem to develop or restore the client’s natural support system
  • Establishing relationships with other community groups and relevant services that will support the client’s functioning
  • Facilitating group casework meetings that are consistent with program services and goals
  • Providing accessible casework services that are tailored to the local community’s needs and participating in inter-agency committee work at selected satellite offices
  • Maintaining client records including case notes, assessments, treatment plans, service delivery logs and discharge summaries
  • Educating community agencies and professional groups, as assigned
  • Participating in in-house peer consultation/supervision and staff training programs

Qualifications

  • A minimum Masters or equivalent degree, with considerable knowledge of how to treat substance abuse, mental health, and family systems issues.
  • Extensive experience (3years or more) with Concurrent Disorders
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Case Management principles
  • 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 theoretical modalities of both individual and systemic interventions
  • Ability to complete a comprehensive addiction assessment independently to formulate collaborative treatment plans and facilitate process oriented therapeutic interventions to clients with addiction and  mental health issues
  • Ability to facilitate psycho educational and process groups to diverse clients with substance use and mental health 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
  • 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. Please indicate in the subject line: YOUR NAME – SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELLOR, CONCURRENT DISORDERS.

The process we will undertake to recruit for this role includes:

  • Initial screening of resumes and covering letters
  • Those who are successful in moving through the initial screening process, will be asked to participate in a brief telephone interview
  • Those who are successful in the telephone interview will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview to gain a better understanding of the role, as well as, provide you the opportunity to discuss how your experience fits well with this opportunity.

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. 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 would 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.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELLOR: Concurrent Disorders (Maternity Leave Contract)

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, 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. 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 within the community.

ASYR is seeking a candidate to join its dynamic team in the following position:

An experienced and highly motivated individual to work as a Substance Abuse Counsellor 3in its Aurora office location (or other satellite office locations), reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. This is a 12-18 month maternity leave contract position, for 35 hours per week, with a minimum of two evenings per week, providing services throughout York Region. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The incumbent will provide direct service to an assigned caseload of clients presenting with addictions and/or mental health concerns and their families in accordance with the agency’s guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing the level, pattern, and dynamics of the alcohol and/or drug use by an individual, couple, or family as well as the client’s overall functioning including; social systems, general health, and psycho/social status
  • Evaluating specific aspects of the client’s functioning by using tools and processes designed for specialized assessment purposes
  • Developing a treatment plan and selecting appropriate treatment strategies on the basis of information gathered through the assessment processes
  • Providing either written or verbal information regarding the assessment findings and the case formulation to the client and to referral sources, as required, with the client’s consent
  • Redirecting individuals whose assessed needs cannot be met on a short-term, outpatient basis to appropriate specialized programs
  • Providing consultation and problem-solving assistance to professional colleagues and members of the community
  • Developing and implementing a formal, systematic, and ongoing goal setting process
  • Providing skills teaching in selected areas of functioning attendant to rehabilitation for substance abuse
  • Supporting and guiding the client in reaching his/her goals and in solving selected, practical problems
  • Providing systematic interpretation and direction of the client’s functioning and situation in order to facilitate the development of specific insights and solutions
  • Providing appropriate clinical intervention and counselling to agency clients
  • Ensuring continuity of service to clients through a continuous process of service matching, co-ordination, outreach to resources frequently used by the client population, referral, and follow-up
  • Acting on behalf of and/or with the client by representing the client’s needs as required in order to both accomplish the client’s goals and teach self-advocacy skills
  • Working with the client and/or their family system/subsystem to develop or restore the client’s natural support system
  • Establishing relationships with other community groups and relevant services that will support the client’s functioning
  • Facilitating group casework meetings that are consistent with program services and goals
  • Providing accessible casework services that are tailored to the local community’s needs and participating in inter-agency committee work at selected satellite offices
  • Maintaining client records including case notes, assessments, treatment plans, service delivery logs and discharge summaries
  • Educating community agencies and professional groups, as assigned
  • Participating in in-house peer consultation/supervision and staff training programs

Qualifications:

  • A minimum Masters or equivalent degree, with considerable knowledge of how to treat substance abuse, mental health, and family systems issues.
  • Extensive experience (3years or more) with Concurrent Disorders
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Case Management principles
  • 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 theoretical modalities of both individual and systemic interventions
  • Ability to complete a comprehensive addiction assessment independently to formulate collaborative treatment plans and facilitate process oriented therapeutic interventions to clients with addiction and  mental health issues
  • Ability to facilitate psycho educational and process groups to diverse clients with substance use and mental health 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
  • 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 . Please indicate in the subject line: YOUR NAME: SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELLOR, CONCURRENT DISORDERS.

The process we will undertake to recruit for this role includes:

  • Initial screening of resumes and covering letters
  • Those who are successful in moving through the initial screening process, will be asked to participate in a brief telephone interview
  • Those who are successful in the telephone interview will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview to gain a better understanding of the role, as well as, provide you the opportunity to discuss how your experience fits well with this opportunity.

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. 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 would 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.

CASE MANAGER, Housing Support Services

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

ASYR is seeking a candidate to join its dynamic team in the position of Case Manager 2 within our Housing Support Services program.

The Case Manager works in partnership with clients to provide individualized and flexible services to engage, support and integrate clients into the community.  The Case Manager will facilitate the clients’ use of resources and supports to maximize their independence and potential.  Individuals are assisted to identify strengths and needs and to develop long and/or short term goals with concrete actions to achieve the objectives. The case manager participates in individual and systemic advocacy initiatives to improve resource access and availability, and provides assistance on a day-to-day basis through a continuum of functions that includes but is not limited to: initial and ongoing assessment, initial treatment planning and ongoing adjustments as required, community treatment, referral and integration of required services, life skill enhancement, advocacy, personal care coaching, self-efficacy promotion, and collaboration with other service providers.

ASYR is seeking an experienced Case Manager 2, within our Housing Support Services program, in its Aurora office location, reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. This is a full-time position for 35 hours per week with a minimum of two evenings per week. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Policies, Procedures, Legislation and Professionalism
  • Is familiar with, and committed to the organization’s Vision, Mission, and Values.
  • Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to organizational policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Protection of Privacy, Anti-discrimination and Harassment and Workplace Violence policies, Accessibility for all Ontarians.
  • Follows all health and safety policies and procedures as per our Health & Safety Program, and actively maintains a healthy & safe work environment through both actions and words.
  • Contributes to the overall professional appearance of work site.
  • Functions in accordance with relevant professional standards of practice.
  • Regularly updates professional knowledge through educational events, workshops, and profession related reading and training.
  • Takes part in regular supervision with the Clinical Supervisor, providing necessary information for review of client files and discussion of appropriate interventions, and sets professional goals where required related to skill and knowledge acquisition.
  • Engages in regular performance reviews and provides feedback concerning own performance.
  • Accepts direction from the Clinical Supervisor and provides feedback concerning client and service issues.
  1. Initial Treatment Planning
  • Completes mandated assessment tool (GAIN)
  • Negotiates individualized treatment plan, based on feedback from the assessment results, the client’s strengths, prioritized problem areas, client’s preference and readiness to change, and identification of potential barriers to treatment entry.
  • Develops a clear plan of action; including client’s identified goals, treatment interventions, specific referral as appropriate, duration and frequency of on-going services.
  1. Direct Client Service
  • Demonstrates ability to observe boundaries, engage in appropriate emotional regulation.
  • Establishes collaborative partnerships with clients that involve non-judgmental listening and client-directed goal setting that fosters independence, self-determination, competence and hope, by employing strengths based principles and practices.
  • Informs clients of confidentiality requirements and the limitations of confidentiality.
  • Collects relevant information through assessment from clients, and with their permission, from family members and other service providers in order to collaboratively develop a treatment plan.
  • Develops long term goals, short term objectives to meet their goals, and concrete action steps to achieve the objectives.
  • Collaboratively develops individualized crisis prevention/intervention plans with clients as required.
  • Helps clients to take advantage of wellness opportunities including healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and a variety of self-care strategies.
  • Provides supportive counselling.
  • Provides information about community resources to clients, and with their permission, family and significant others.
  • Attends case conferences, and accompanies clients to agencies, and to health-related and other appointments.
  • Collaboratively develops with clients a transition plan that will result in a positive termination of service.
  1. Client Safety
  • Follows program guidelines and the Client Safety Framework to promote the safety of clients.
  • Provides appropriate support to clients who have reported actions that are contrary to the Health & Safety program, or who have engaged in actions that are contrary to the program
  • As applicable, works with clients to identify safety issues, and develop prevention and response strategies
  1. Documentation
  • Maintains client files according to agency policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintains timely and comprehensive documentation of plans, summaries, client contacts and interventions and any other client issues in clients’ files, including in agency databases and information management systems.
  • Reports statistics about clinical activities using mandated database and using agency format.
  • Completes monthly, annual and other reported documentation as required in a punctual and comprehensive manner.
  • Maintains clear and concise client records that are based upon facts and observations, avoiding opinion or subjective conclusions.
  1. Community Treatment Services
  • Conducts individual case management sessions – the frequency and length of sessions may vary depending on the client’s needs and program format.
  • Maximizes client’s participation in treatment, community services and events and actively promotes self-efficacy,
  • Provides supportive counselling including, but not limited to, brief intervention, lifestyle and personal counselling to assist individuals to develop skills to manage substance abuse and related problems, and/or maintain and enhance treatment goals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of services provided such as referrals to therapy, residential treatment, detox, relapse prevention, crisis intervention, follow-up and aftercare.
  1. Community Liaison
  • Develops and maintains extensive knowledge of the supports and services in York Region
  • Establishes effective working relationships with hospitals, physicians, emergency shelters, community mental health and addiction providers, housing providers, and other community agencies and resources and helps clients to negotiate with services and engage in self-advocacy.
  • Engages in community capacity building to support people.
  • May sit on external and internal committees that are consumer related, upon approval of the Clinical Supervisor.
  1. Client Liaison/Advocacy
  • Advocates ensuring that services and supports are meeting a client’s needs.
  • Intervenes on client’s behalf, as requested or indicated, with other agency staff, the housing provider or other community services.
  • Develops an advocacy plan in collaboration with clients to ensure access to mental health services, and to address any other identified issues.
  • Engages in systemic advocacy to address issues of inequality and injustice with the support of the Program Supervisor.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Director.
  1. Team and Organizational Responsibilities
  • Liaises with community partners and other agencies in a manner that promotes the agency’s reputation and facilitates quality care for shared clients
  • Participates in agency work delegated to committees related to staff development, program planning, social activities, community information, etc.
  • Shares information and constructive observations with colleagues that promote clinical and administrative activities of the agency, including peer review and consultation,
  • Commitment to research investigations, pilot projects, etc. that may be undertaken by the agency.
  • Helps ensure the agency and program objectives are met.
  • Participates in public education, student placement mentoring, program development, planning groups, etc., as appropriate and/or assigned.
  • Demonstrated interest in health care and the specific fields of substance abuse, problem gambling, concurrent disorders, and supportive housing.
  • Works harmoniously with colleagues, including not behaving in ways that are likely to be offensive in any manner to others and confronting such behaviours by others.
  • Conducts self in a responsible, professional manner.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, one of the sciences, or a health related discipline preferred, 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.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations, combined with a considerable knowledge of substance use / misuse issues
  • Proven work experience in housing, basic life skills, counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, meditation, and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications, and the isolation felt by individuals with serious mental illness and their families.
  • Ability to practice in a culturally sensitive manner using anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.
  • Ability to work in a harm reduction context
  • Knowledge of The Ontario Mental Health Act, Mental Health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, and the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements.
  • Knowledge of The Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Child and Family Services Act
  • Certification in the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) a definite asset
  • Extensive knowledge of supports and services in York Region, including formal and informal resources is an asset.
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license and appropriate insurance for a personal vehicle
  • A satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check

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. 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 would enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate YOUR NAME – CASE MANAGER – HOUSING SUPPORT SERVICES

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