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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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Case Manager 3 - Umbrellas Program

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 following position:

An experienced Case Manager 3 supporting its Umbrellas program, in its satellite office, located in York Region, reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. This is a full-time position for 35 hours per week with two evenings per week. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The hourly wage rate is $30.89.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish 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.
  • Inform clients of confidentiality requirements and the limitations of confidentiality.
  • Collect relevant information from clients, and with their consent, from family members and other service providers in order to collaboratively develop a treatment plan.
  • Develop long term goals, short term objectives to meet their goals, and concrete action steps to achieve the objectives.
  • Collaboratively develop individualized crisis plans with clients.
  • Help clients to take advantage of wellness opportunities including healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and a variety of self-care strategies.
  • Provide information about community resources to clients, and with their permission, to family members and/or significant others.
  • Attend case conferences, and accompanies clients to agencies, and to health-related and other appointments.
  • Collaboratively develop with clients a transition plan that will result in a positive termination of service.
  • Provide 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, work with clients to identify safety issues, and develop prevention and response strategies
  • Maintain 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.
  • Maintain clear and concise client records that are based upon facts and observations, avoiding opinion or subjective conclusions.
  • Establish 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.
  • Advocate ensuring that services and supports are meeting a client’s needs.
  • Develop an advocacy plan in collaboration with clients to ensure access to mental health services, and to address any other identified issues.
  • Engage in systemic advocacy to address issues of inequality and injustice

Qualifications

  • A minimum Master’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
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with women, women who are parenting young children and/or women who are pregnant
  • Deep understanding of attachment theories and issues
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of child developmental stages
  • Extensive training and experience working with trauma
  • Thorough understanding of child welfare systems
  • Experience working with people with addictions or concurrent disorders, a definite asset
  • Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, and the isolation felt by individuals with addictions 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
  • An understanding of the Ontario Mental Health Act, mental health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, and the Health Care Consent Act and relevant privacy legislation at both the provincial and federal levels.
  • Knowledge of supports and services available within the Central LHIN, including formal and informal resources, an asset.
  • Knowledge of French, an asset
  • Knowledge of any additional language also an asset
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license and appropriate insurance for a personal vehicle
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • 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 résumé by December 15, 2018, to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate JOB POSTING # 2018.03FT – YOUR NAME – CASE MANAGER 3 UMBRELLAS

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

 

Addictions Counsellor 3 - 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 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 an Addictions Counsellor 3, for our Umbrellas Program in its satellite office, located in York Region, reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. This is a temporary full-time 12-13 month maternity leave contract position, for 35 hours per week, with two evenings per week, providing services throughout Central LHIN 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. The hourly wage rate is $30.90.

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 that request this information
  • 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
  • Assisting the client informally to identify problems and goals
  • 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 through general instruction
  • Supporting and guiding the client in reaching their 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 – family, friends, co-workers, church, etc
  • 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 progress notes, service delivery logs and discharge summaries
  • Educating community agencies and professional groups as assigned by the Clinical Director
  • Participating in in-house peer consultation/supervision and staff training programs

Qualifications

  • A minimum Master’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
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of counselling experience with women, women who are parenting young children and/or women who are pregnant
  • Deep understanding of attachment theories and issues
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of child developmental stages
  • Extensive training and experience working with trauma
  • Thorough understanding of child welfare systems
  • 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
  • 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 December 16, 2018. Please indicate in the subject line: JOB POSTING #2018.01C – YOUR NAME – ADDICTIONS COUNSELLOR 3 – UMBRELLAS MATERNITY LEAVE CONTRACT

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.

 

Addictions Counsellor 2 - Community Withdrawal Management Services (CWMS)

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 an Addictions Counsellor 2 to work in our Community Withdrawal Management Services (CWMS) program. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of Community Withdrawal Management Services within the Central Local Health Integration Network (CLHIN). This is a full-time permanent position (35 hours per week) with a minimum of two evenings per week, with weekend work also expected (i.e. some Saturdays) within the Central Local Health Integration Network, reporting to the assigned Supervisor. The hourly wage rate is $30.02.

CWMS 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

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum Bachelor’s university degree in one of the social sciences or a health related discipline, with a considerable knowledge of withdrawal management and 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
  • Two or more years experience working with people with opiate addictions or concurrent disorders an asset
  • 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
  • Proven ability to do presentations to clients, the general public and other service providers
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • 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 by December 19, 2018. Please indicate in the subject line: YOUR NAME – ADDICTIONS COUNSELLOR 2 – CWMS

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.