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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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Clinical Administrator

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 highly motivated individual to work as a Clinical Administrator in its Aurora office location, reporting to the Assigned Director. This position requires two evenings a week and some Saturdays and the hourly wage rate is $22.19.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Clinical
    • Input and retrieve data from the agency’s data management information systems
    • Enter manual intake forms, as well as open and close files into the agency’s Catalyst database.
    • Maintain the Client File Room in an orderly fashion
    • Prepare and/or analyse monthly and Ad Hoc reports for the Executive Leadership Team, as well as Clinical Supervisors as required.
    • Provide assistance to the Clinical Director in the preparation of other materials as needed.
    • On approval of Clinical Director, review and respond to legal, insurance provider and physician requests for client personal health information and ensure the requests meet privacy requirements
    • Work alongside the Clinical Leadership Team to ensure accuracy of client records
  1. Data Quality
    •  Produce monthly Catalyst reports on the quality of data entered by clinical staff.
    • Support the Executive Leadership Team in addressing identified areas of concern.
    • Serve as the Catalyst System Administrator for the Drug & Alcohol Treatment Information System (DATIS).
  1. Operational
    • Responsible for drafting correspondence letters and reports for the agency, as requested
    • Photocopy letters, reports and program materials as required
    • Attend and actively participate in Operations Team meetings
    • Collaborate with the Executive and Leadership Teams to ensure that program brochures and ASYR information pamphlets are kept up-to-date and printed in a timely manner.
    • Responsible for the maintenance of the agency’s program and training calendar.
    • Provide support to the Clinical Director in organizing clinical training for staff and external stakeholders.
    • Responsible for managing group attendance and wait lists, as required.
    • File Critical Incident Reports and Client Audit forms
    • Set up and terminate all Catalyst users
    • Collaborate with the Directors to collect and respond to student placement inquiries
    • Coordinate the implementation of OPOC survey to clients
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree preferred and relevant work experience
  • CATALYST experience
  • Thorough understanding of data entry experience
  • Knowledge of health records management an asset
  • Familiarity with databases, including any mandated databases
  • Excellent knowledge of general office procedures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel
  • Knowledge of French an asset

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 November 24, 2019. Please indicate in the subject line: Job Posting #: 2019.42FTYour Name – CLINICAL ADMINISTRATOR.

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.
  • Another interview may be required.

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.

RPN - Addictions Withdrawal Management (6 month contract position)

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 is funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network to provide counseling and other treatment services for individuals affected by substance use and problem gambling. ASYR offers Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics. The RAAM Model will allow for walk-in and planned appointments, thus promoting low access barriers for service. Services provide an additions treatment pathway between emergency departments and the primary care sector. The Clinic will provide clinical oversight, pharmacotherapy prescribing, case management and outreach to increase access to additional community-based services, peer support and counselling. The program can accept client self-referrals as well as referrals from a clinician or primary care provider. An initial consultation is followed by treatment planning, medication, peer support, case management and/or counselling as well as follow-up and on-going support to the client’s primary care provider. The program’s multi-disciplinary team includes medical (physicians/nurses) and non-medical staff (substance use counselors/ case managers/peer support/intake/information/referral/intake/administration).

ASYR is seeking an experienced Registered Practical Nurse – Addictions Withdrawal Management, in its Aurora office location, as well as other satellite office locations and clinics, reporting to the assigned Supervisor. This position will support RAAM clinics as well as the Community Clinics. This is a full-time 6 month contract position for 35 hours per week with a minimum of two evenings per week. Weekend work is also expected (some Saturdays). The hourly wage rate is $25.86.

Responsibilities:

  • Assessment, evaluation, planning and revision of client care. Ensures all client paperwork is filled out to the policy standards of the clinic and agency
  • Perform delegated independent nursing functions using established procedures, policies, guidelines and standards
  • Perform selected tasks related to client care and the client’s environment in a safe manner
  • Identify and communicate significant abnormalities in the client data to appropriate team members responsible for coordination of all services caring for each client
  • Record client status and treatments using the appropriate format
  • Understand all legal and policy implications of recording information accurately, and adhere to all privacy laws, regulations and agency policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures
  • Identify and report irregularities in client care to the appropriate supervisor for next steps
  • Serve as a client advocate, assess and assure that quality care is given
  • Submit and update records of all client information correctly and in a timely fashion
  • Perform direct client care of all clients requiring skilled assessment and intervention
  • Assure that equipment used is well maintained, used appropriately, tracked and returned
  • Follow proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents to ensure follow-up and prevention
  • Monitor all client care and its effectiveness
  • Adhere to all client confidentiality laws and regulations
  • Attend scheduled meetings and staff development training

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required, RPN License required
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification required
  • Knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care
  • Ability to work in a harm reduction context; solid understanding of addictions including alcohol and opioid use disorders
  • A well defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons or facts
  • Strong ethics, along with a commitment to staff privacy
  • Ability to work with a variety of client presenting situations, personalities and level of ability
  • Able to work both on a team and independently
  • Able to work a minimum of 2 evenings and some Saturdays
  • Demonstration of critical thinking and prioritization skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work with multidisciplinary team, clients and family members
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work effectively in a fast paced environment
  • A working knowledge of data management systems. Catalyst Knowledge preferred.
  • A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check as per agency policy and procedures
  • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle
  • Knowledge of 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 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. 

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé no later than November 22, 2019, to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate YOUR NAME – CONTRACT RPN ADDICTIONS WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT

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

RPN - Addictions Withdrawal Management (full-time permanent position)

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 is funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network to provide counselling and other treatment services for individuals affected by substance use and problem gambling. Addictions Withdrawal Management provides assistance with voluntary withdrawal from alcohol and/or other drugs for clients who are under the influence of these substances and/or in withdrawal or otherwise in crisis directly related to these substances. Clients may be simultaneously accessing residential support services, or they may be residing in their home, the home of a significant other or in another community setting, supervised or unsupervised. Care may be provided with or without the aid of drug therapy and/or other medical interventions. Additional support such as discharge planning and early recovery education is provided. Addictions Withdrawal Management provides comprehensive, inter-professional, holistic outpatient addictions care for clients and their families affected by substance use, generally alcohol and opioid use disorders. The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) will co-ordinate nursing services that individuals require for substance use disorders. The RPN will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team which includes medical (physicians/nurse practitioners, nurses) and non-medical staff (addiction counselors/case managers/peer support/intake/information/referral/administration), and will work in a harm reduction context. Addictions Withdrawal Management services is provided throughout the Central Local Health Integration Network (Central LHIN) boundaries. The RPN will conduct client assessments and implement treatment plans according to the needs and preferences of each client.

Addictions Withdrawal Management services are provided throughout the Central Local Health Integration Network (Central LHIN) boundaries. The RPN will conduct client assessments and implement treatment plans according to the needs and preferences of each client.

ASYR also offers Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinics. The RAAM Model allows for walk-in and planned appointments, thus promoting low access barriers for service. Services provide an addictions treatment pathway between emergency departments and the primary care sector. The clinics will provide clinical oversight, pharmacotherapy prescribing, case management and outreach to increase access to additional community-based services, peer support and counselling. The program can accept client self-referrals as well as referrals from a clinician or primary care provider. An initial consultation is followed by treatment planning, medication, peer support, case management and/or counselling as well as follow-up and on-going support to the client’s primary care provider. The program’s multi-disciplinary team includes medical (physicians/nurses) and non-medical staff (substance use counselors/ case managers/peer support/intake/information/referral/intake/administration).

ASYR is seeking an experienced Registered Practical Nurse – Addictions Withdrawal Management, in its Aurora office location, as well as other satellite office locations and clinics, reporting to the assigned Supervisor. This position will focus on Community Clinics and provide support to RAAM. This is a full-time permanent position for 35 hours per week with a minimum of two evenings per week. Weekend work is also expected (some Saturdays). The hourly wage rate is $25.86.

Responsibilities:

• Assessment, evaluation, planning and revision of client care. Ensures all client paperwork is filled out to the policy standards of the clinic and agency
• Perform delegated independent nursing functions using established procedures, policies, guidelines and standards
• Perform selected tasks related to client care and the client’s environment in a safe manner
• Identify and communicate significant abnormalities in the client data to appropriate team members responsible for coordination of all services caring for each client
• Record client status and treatments using the appropriate format
• Understand all legal and policy implications of recording information accurately, and adhere to all privacy laws, regulations and agency policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures
• Identify and report irregularities in client care to the appropriate supervisor for next steps
• Serve as a client advocate, assess and assure that quality care is given
• Submit and update records of all client information correctly and in a timely fashion
• Perform direct client care of all clients requiring skilled assessment and intervention
• Assure that equipment used is well maintained, used appropriately, tracked and returned
• Follow proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents to ensure follow-up and prevention
• Monitor all client care and its effectiveness
• Adhere to all client confidentiality laws and regulations
• Attend scheduled meetings and staff development training

Qualifications:

• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required, RPN License required
• Current CPR and First Aid certification required
• Knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care
• Ability to work in a harm reduction context; solid understanding of addictions including alcohol and opioid use disorders
• A well defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
• High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability
• High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons or facts
• Strong ethics, along with a commitment to staff privacy
• Ability to work with a variety of client presenting situations, personalities and level of ability
• Able to work both on a team and independently
• Able to work a minimum of 2 evenings and some Saturdays
• Demonstration of critical thinking and prioritization skills.
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work with multidisciplinary team, clients and family members
• Excellent organizational skills and able to work effectively in a fast paced environment
• A working knowledge of data management systems. Catalyst Knowledge preferred.
• A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check as per agency policy and procedures
• A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle
• Knowledge of 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 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.

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé no later than November 29, 2019, to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate YOUR NAME – RPN ADDICTIONS WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT.

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