Community Addictions Worker
Two (2) - Full-Time 2 Year Term Positions
Monday – Friday, Day, Evening Shifts
(8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department
AFM River Point Centre
This is an exciting time for Manitoba health care. Manitoba’s health system is currently in transition with planning and changes aimed at improving the quality, accessibility and efficiency of health care services throughout Manitoba. AFM contributes to the health and resilience of Manitobans across the province by providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours. If you would like to be part of a foundation of excellence in addictions services and support and build a new vision of integrated health services in Manitoba, consider a career with us.
Reporting to the Supervisor, River Point Centre, the Community Addictions Worker (CAW) works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide prevention, assessment, referral, clinical counselling, outreach and follow-up services to individuals affected by mental health and substance use issues, specifically individuals who are accessing the Health Sciences Emergency Department (ED) as part of the Interim Safe ED Project. This position requires a commitment to a client-centered philosophy, trauma-informed practice and working closely with AFM and other community based organizations.
The Community Addictions Worker will demonstrate the following:
- Ability to communicate respectfully and positively with clients and staff and presents self in an approachable and friendly manner.
- Demonstrates a genuine enthusiasm for client-centred care and demonstrates empathy and compassion.
- Exhibits the ability to respond to client requests and crises in a responsible, timely and flexible manner.
- Demonstrates enthusiasm for ongoing professional development activities, and engages in reciprocal learning experiences with colleagues and directors.
- Demonstrates the ability to balance the needs of clients, other staff persons and those of the organization.
- Recognizes the importance of regular supervision meetings.
- Demonstrates active listening abilities, is coachable and responds positively to supervision.
- Works collaboratively in the context of a provincial organization, with numerous colleagues, to ensure a consistent AFM approach.
- Demonstrates a strong commitment to personal and professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.
- Ability to manage one’s own emotions and strong feelings; maintain a calm and tactful composure under a broad range of challenging circumstances; think clearly and stay focused under pressure.
- Maintains knowledge and awareness of a range of services, and resources (both internal and external to AFM & HSC).
- Works collaboratively with service providers in various programs and services to ensure effective continuity of services for clients.
- Facilitates referrals to appropriate services and resources as required.
- Participates in multi system service planning as required.
- Ensures clients are able to understand the various options available including assisting in completing referrals and other documents as relevant.
- Provides crisis intervention as required.
- Provides short term therapeutic support to individuals post crisis and/or awaiting access to other services.
- Conducts bio-psychosocial/spiritual assessments and collaborates with clients to design client-centered, strength-based treatment plans that reflect evidence-based practices, clinical skill and client’s unique circumstances.
- Provides case management, including individual and group counselling, ongoing treatment planning and support service and resource coordination and collaboration for adults whose primary concerns are addictions, mental health and co-occurring disorders.
- Provides clinical consultation and collaborates with multi-disciplinary team within the Emergency Department at HSC and the hospital units that specifically admit these patients for short stays.
- Participates and assists in consultation with other service providers, family members to address psychosocial and therapeutic issues, questions and concerns, while adhering to PHIA.
- Keeps well informed of current knowledge and trends in the addictions and mental health field, including therapeutic interventions, emerging drug trends and new tools and resources
- Ensures efforts towards building positive relationships with various organizations and networks to better support clients’ access to services.
- Has awareness and understanding of indigenous community needs including the impacts of historical traumas and events.
- Demonstrates the ability to operate Microsoft software applications, internet and email communications.
- Completes all necessary documentation, maintains current and accurate confidential records of client files.
- Participates in appropriate committees and working groups as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences or related field with a minimum of one year supervised counselling experience (or volunteer experience); working in the addictions field an asset or a Diploma in Applied Counselling with a minimum of two years supervised counselling experience (or volunteer experience). Comprehensive knowledge and experience in clinical assessment and treatment modalities. Experience, skills and comfort providing crisis interventions and Trauma Informed Care with adults experiencing active addictions and mental health crises. Knowledge and experience in solution-focused Brief Therapy. Demonstrated skill and knowledge related to Motivational Interviewing techniques and coaching skills. Related case management experience, including: conducting interviews; providing individual and group counselling; performing assessment and treatment planning; and service coordination in an integrated service or multi-program environment. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiencing diverse circumstances (cultural diversity, financially disadvantaged, persons with disabilities, socially disadvantaged, newcomers, challenging behaviors, clients in crisis, etc.) Experience and comfort in a high volume, fast-paced, high intensity client service environment navigating complex systems of services and resources, including liaising with professionals working in high volume, high intensity environments, such as ED doctors, nurses, police. Effective communication and problem solving skills are required. ACURO/e-chart experience is an asset. Experience in planning, preparing and presenting educational material is an asset. A valid driver’s license, abstract and access to a reliable vehicle are required. Fluency in English; (French verbal/written and or fluency in Indigenous languages an asset).
The Competencies for the Community Addictions Worker opportunity are:
- Client Centred Change
- Continuous Learning
- Diversity and Cultural Responsiveness
- Effective Communication
- Ethical Conduct and Professionalism
- Planning and Organizing
- Teamwork and Cooperation
- Case Management
- Crisis Intervention
Understanding Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency
It is AFM practice to request a criminal record check and conduct a child abuse registry check prior to finalizing the appointment of successful candidates
Salary Range: $29.51 - $35.42 per hour (under review)
Potential to move to a maximum of $38.12 with certain qualifications
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Apply in writing with resume and cover letter to:
Acting Director, River Point Centre
Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
146 Magnus Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2B4 Fax: (204) 582-2062
Or apply through Monster link provided.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
AFM VALUES DIVERSITY AND LIVED EXPERIENCE
Potential to move to a max of $38.12 with certain qualifications