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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 Quality Improvement, 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 adults, 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
  • A valid driver’s license and daily access to an insured vehicle
  • Comfortable speaking other languages, including French, an asset

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé by January 18, 2020, to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate Job Posting #: 2019.52FT – Your Name – Clinical Supervisor.

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 committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

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

 

Clinical Supervisor - South Simcoe

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 unites to offer hope and promote recovery through outstanding service and innovation. 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 working with youth and their families, case management, outreach, working with individuals who are precariously housed or homeless, community outreach, working with women who are pregnant and/or have young children, community withdrawal management services, problem gambling, working with adults and quality improvement, among others.

This position will be based in our South Simcoe office location, with travel required. The incumbent must also be willing to provide clinical supervision in one or more of ASYR’s satellite offices. This is a full-time permanent position for 35 hours per week, with a minimum of one evening per week and some Saturdays. Ideally, the incumbent will be familiar with and understand the needs of the various communities and neighborhoods we serve.

Clinical Supervisory Responsibilities

  1. Ensures clinical services that are consistent with the agency’s goals and objectives are provided through the supervision of clinical staff.
  2. Provides regular supervision to members of the agency’s clinical team including the periodic evaluation and development of clinical competence of individual staff.
  3. Provides support and direction to clinical staff in their management of agency clients’ complex needs.
  4. Provides generally 1.5 hours of clinical supervision biweekly to each clinical staff on their team
  5. Facilitates or co-facilitates team supervision regularly
  6. Ensures that clinical staff demonstrates the professional standards and ethics appropriate to the delivery of the agency’s services.
  7. Collaborates with the Clinical Leadership Team to provide training and support to clinical staff in the areas of general social work, psychotherapy practice and community addictions treatment.
  8. Collaborates with the Leadership Team in the development, implementation and review of policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures.
  9. Collaborates with the Leadership Team in providing advice and recommendations to the Executive Director.
  10. Supports the Clinical Director and the Quality Improvement (QI) Committee to plan, design, implement and maintain a strong quality improvement culture in the agency.
  11. Participates in QI Committee meetings, as requested.
  12. Supports the development and tracking of results of QI initiatives.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

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)
  • Solid understanding of and experience with Housing Support Services
  • Solid understanding of and experience with family systems, including different cultural family systems
  • Skills and experience in program development
  • Significant knowledge and experience working with a range of clients presenting with substance use.
  • 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
  • Solid understanding of the nature of rural community systems
  • 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
  • A valid driver’s license and daily access to an insured vehicle
  • Ability to speak and provide services in both official languages (French and English) a major asset

Please submit your cover letter and an updated résumé by January 20, 2019, to careers@asyr.ca. In the subject line, please indicate YOUR NAME – CLINICAL SUPERVISOR, SOUTH SIMCOE.

 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 committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 

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

Addictions Counsellor 3 - Concurrent Disorders 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 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 Addictions Counsellor 3, within its Concurrent Disorders Program, 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 the Central LHIN Region, and surrounding areas, including Toronto. 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. The hourly wage rate is $31.21.

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 (minimum 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 family 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
  • Ability to provide services in both official languages, French & English, a definite asset
  • 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 January 20, 2020. Please indicate in the subject line: JOB POSTING #: 2019.51FT YOUR NAME – ADDICTIONS COUNSELLOR 3, 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.