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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 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.

GROUP FACILITATOR

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 Group Facilitator 2 to work in our Community Outreach Program (Problem Gambling Awareness and Drug Awareness) and one to two days a week in our Back on Track and Problem Gambling programs, and any other group facilitation as determined by ASYR. The successful candidate will be assigned a direct service caseload in accordance with the agency’s guidelines and will provide community education and awareness on issues faced by people with gambling problems and substance issues.

This is a 12-month contract and is a full-time position (35 hours per week) with a minimum of two evenings per week and some Saturdays within the boundaries of the Central Local Health Integration Network (Central LHIN).The incumbent will report to the Assigned Supervisor.

General duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Back-on-Track Facilitation

  • Determine the client’s level of substance use as well as other risk-taking behaviours and referral to the appropriate education or treatment program
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate a structured 8-hour educational group to clients in accordance with Back on Track guidelines.
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate part of a structured 16-hour group treatment to clients in accordance with Back on Track guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the Back on Track Coordinator

Other Group Facilitation

  • Provide skills teaching in selected areas of functioning attendant to rehabilitation for gambling behaviour and other substance use behaviours.
  • Provide formal skills teaching using specific systematic approaches including, but not limited to, task analysis, skills coaching and related activities.

Community Outreach Facilitation

  • Educate community agencies, professional groups and the public about the dynamics of problem gambling and the issues facing individuals, families and the community.
  • Educate community agencies, professional groups and the public about the dynamics of substance use and the issues facing individuals, families and the community.
  • Develop and implement a Communication Plan for public education.

The successful candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences, a health related discipline and/or relevant education and work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of addiction issues, including gambling and substance use
  • Member in good standing or member in progress with one of the regulatory colleges, as per agency guidelines
  • Knowledge and understanding of group facilitation
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications, and the isolation felt by individuals affected by addictions.
  • Ability to practice in a culturally sensitive manner using anti-oppression and anti-racism principles.
  • Ability to work in a harm reduction context.
  • An understanding of the relevant legislation including, but not limited, to privacy legislation, the Ontario Health Mental Health Act, etc.
  • Ability to collect relevant data, and submit reports, as required, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to speak and work in French, a definite asset.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • A good working knowledge of data management systems (Catalyst preferred)
  • Possess an ongoing commitment to professional development.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle on a regular basis
  • 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 – GROUP FACILITATOR

ASYR is 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 including. 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. 

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

PEER SUPPORT WORKER

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) is a charitable, community based counselling agency with its main office 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 is funded by the Central Local Health Integration Network (Central LHIN) to provide counselling, case management and other services for individuals affected by substance use and problem gambling. ASYR offers Withdrawal Management Services through its Community Opioid Treatment Clinics, Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic and Community Withdrawal Management Services. Our Withdrawal Management Services provide for an array of services for people seeking assistance with their substance use. Addictions Withdrawal Management Services has a multi-disciplinary team that includes medical (physicians/nurses) and non-medical staff (substance use counsellors, case managers, peer support, intake/information/referral and administration).

ASYR is seeking a Peer Support Worker 1 within our Addictions Withdrawal Management team in its Aurora office location (or other satellite office locations), 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. Weekend work is also expected (some Saturdays).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Orient the individuals they support to the peer support role including an understanding of the non-clinical nature of the role and voluntary nature of peer support.
  • Provide support in a manner consistent with the recovery philosophy, which emphasizes peer and natural supports, and the de-escalation of distress.
  • Attend meetings such as clinical assessments when requested by an individual.
  • Provide information about and encourage accessing the full range of supports available.
  • Provide information on individual advocacy, self-help, recovery/wellness, crisis planning and prevention, and empowerment tools as requested by the individual.
  • Collaborate with individuals, promote self-advocacy and support individual to advocate for themselves.
  • Advocate for the individual, as requested.
  • Provide education about recovery and peer support to the community and colleagues, as required.
  • Provide peer support services reflective of the diverse needs of the individual.
  • Self-reflection, identification, authentic listening and communication of one’s own direct experiences, for the benefit of the person they are supporting, relating to issues such as:
    • Living with addiction challenges
    • Personal experiences of recovery
    • Issues stemming from substance use such as housing, vocation, education, finances, physical health, and relationships.
  • Provide information about agency programs and services and other community resources to individuals, and with their permission, to family and significant others.
  • Utilize their lived experience with addiction challenges as they support individuals in determining their unique goals and objectives.
  • Provide a source of encouragement and hope, partnering with individuals as they move towards their goals.
  • Practice the principles of anti-racism, anti-oppression and embraces the vision that individuals coping with a dependency live in wellness and in dignity with equal access to the supports they need.
  • Build peer relationships with individuals, supports them in identifying their strengths and in making choices which promote wellbeing and safety for the individual.
  • Work collaboratively with an multi-disciplinary team to provide comprehensive services and supports to individuals.

Qualifications

  • Self-identify as an individual who has lived experience with addiction(s).
  • Personal experience in recovery from addiction challenge(s), and ability to draw upon wellness and recovery in providing intentional peer support.
  • Peer Support related training, a strong asset.
  • Knowledge and skills in providing support from an anti-racism, anti-oppression framework.
  • Knowledge and skills in applying harm-reduction principles, ability to meet and engage individuals in their current stage of change.
  • Ability to engage in interactions with individuals that negotiate complex boundaries of self-disclosure and appropriate working relationships.
  • Knowledge of recovery and peer support movements.
  • Ability to apply Recovery principles and Empowerment-Oriented philosophies and practices in work with participants.
  • Knowledge and experience in providing trauma-informed peer support.
  • Understanding of issues of mental health/addictions and homelessness.
  • Advocacy and peer support skills that are person-centred.
  • Extensive knowledge of local community mental health services and other resources, including formal and informal supports.
  • Direct experiential knowledge of community supports and services, an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Skills in Peer-informed documentation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the Internet.
  • Ability to collect relevant data, and submit reports, as required, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Knowledge of methadone and buprenorphine (Suboxone) treatments, an asset.
  • Able to work both on a team, independently, and with providers of community services.
  • Able to work a minimum of two (2) evenings a week and some Saturdays.
  • A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check as per agency policy and procedures.
  • Knowledge of French, an asset.
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license, relevant insurance and access to use of personal vehicle for work purposes 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. 

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate YOUR NAME – PEER SUPPORT WORKER – ADDICTIONS WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT

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

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: Youth and Family Program

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 an experienced and highly motivated individual to work as a Substance Abuse Counsellor 2, for our Youth and Family Program in its Aurora office location, reporting to the Assigned Supervisor

ASYR has two openings available for this position:

1) A 12-month Maternity/Parental Leave contract position, starting in Fall 2018, full time 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).

2) A 10-12 month contract position, full time 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 incumbents 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:

  • 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 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 counselling 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
  • Ability to foster a strong therapeutic alliance with clients
  • Ability to assess and provide treatment through a strengths-based framework
  • 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.

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.