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CMHA Muskoka Parry Sound

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Position:  Addiction Counsellor

Region:  Muskoka

Description:  INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING: February 12, 2019 – February 22, 2018


Job Status: Permanent

Base office: Bracebridge – 28 hours per week

Purpose of the Position:

The Addiction Counsellor provides a range of community-based addiction services to individuals experiencing and/or impacted by substance use. The role will provide counselling including assessment, care planning and referrals. The role will also encompass case management and community-based capacity building and stigma reduction through community education, development and liaison. Intervention aids understanding of the effects of substance use and co-occurring mental health issues, while supporting positive change and enhanced coping, improved health status and skill development in all life domains. The role will involve working closely with key community partners such as the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinics, family physicians, hospitals, withdrawal management services, etc. Service delivery occurs in a range of office and/or community settings.

Education and Qualifications:

• A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Health/Social Sciences or Social Work
• Membership or application for membership in a professional college that grants the designation to practice psychotherapy in Ontario
• Registration with Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) considered an asset
• Knowledge and skills related to addictions/concurrent disorders assessment and intervention
• Knowledge and experience providing case management services
• Experience providing addiction-related services to individuals, families and groups through effectively responding to the needs of individuals in varying stages of change
• Broad knowledge of addiction interventions and explanatory theories, evidence – based and best practice intervention approaches to addiction, social determinants of health, mental illness, community resources to support individuals and families
• Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and language an asset
• Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment in a rural setting
• A willingness to serve consumers within the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook Calendaring and consumer information systems
• Valid Ontario G or G2 driver’s license and a safe and reliable means of transportation
• Ability to work evenings or weekends

Benefits: Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound offers a comprehensive health benefit package and participation in the HOOPP pension plan

Salary:  $27.57 to $36.11 per hour commensurate with qualif

Terms of Employment:  Full-Time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, February 22, 2019

How to Apply:  You are invited to submit your application quoting competition #06-19 by 4:30 p.m. on February 22, 2019, to:

The Hiring Committee
Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound Branch
173-202 Manitoba Street
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 1S3

Telephone: (705) 645-2262 Fax: (705) 645-7473 Email:

Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka – Parry Sound (CMHAMPS) is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace.

Qualified consumers/survivors and/or family members are encouraged to apply.

We retain all applications submitted for one (1) year after the closing date of this posting for consideration in any future postings.

As part of our commitment to Accessibility, if you wish this information in a different format, please contact our office at 705-645-2262 or email If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please let us know prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location:  Bracebridge

Profession Type:  Mental Health/Addiction Services

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