MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS SUPPORT WORKER

Full time Fulltime @EHN Canada in Health & Sciences
  • Post Date : March 28, 2024
  • Apply Before : April 15, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 3339
  • Career Level Entry Level
  • Experience less than 3
  • Education Diploma

Job Description

EHN Canada is the nation’s largest private network of industry-leading mental health, trauma, and addiction treatment facilities, each with a passion for providing quality treatment for Canadians. We are committed to both caring for our patients and supporting their loved ones. With over 100 years of collective experience, our inpatient, outpatient, and online programs are offered across the country, providing essential compassionate care to patients wherever they are. EHN Canada prides themselves on providing both excellent and accessible care to all Canadians.

Learn more at ehncanada.com

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, come join us!

MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS SUPPORT WORKER

Bellwood Health Services is a nationally recognized, accredited Addiction Treatment Centre, with over 35-year history of serving Canadians from across the country.   This is an exciting opportunity to join a seasoned, multi-disciplinary team that is focused on quality care, by using best practice treatment, teamwork and respect. Bellwood is currently looking to hire a Full-Time Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker.

The Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker assists in the coordination and delivery of patient care to all clients and provides support and education to clients and families during all phases of treatment. The Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker delivers activities at the Bellwood facility ensuring safety for clients and staff.  The Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker provides audio visual services, general maintenance, housekeeping services and ongoing support to clients and staff in order to facilitate and fulfil its prime function of quality care to clients and others during all phases of recovery.  Specific duties and procedures are outlined below.

Job Function and Duties:

  • Delivering client care according to the Ethical Standards of the Human Services Counselling diploma or equivalent.
  • Maintaining current progress records on clients.
  • Orientating, facilitating and reinforcing client’s involvement in addiction treatment.
  • Providing supportive counselling and health teaching to clients, families and/or significant others on typical recovery and lifestyle issues throughout all stages of recovery.
  • Maintain a therapeutic environment on the Unit conducive to the client learning productive patterns of living.
  • Actively participate with team members in the assessment, planning and evaluation of the client and his/her care.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and follow-up of the client goal plan.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of client educational sessions and discussion groups.
  • Assist the public with crisis intervention and information in addiction and other maladaptive behaviours.  Provide information services offered by Bellwood Health Services and other related agencies.
  • Maintaining professional standards and participating in In-service and continued educational activities.
  • Is attentive to and intervenes on any client safety issues that are observed.  Adheres to the behaviours outlined in our policies and procedures that promote client safety.
  • To secure all entrances and exits of Bellwood Health Services on shift and on week-ends.
  • Regular client monitoring rounds (Unit and Bellwood Health Services areas) ensuring safety needs and client management.
  • To ensure general maintenance and housekeeping services and liaison with maintenance staff and housekeeping staff.  Ensure all Bellwood Health Services storage areas and office and classroom areas are clean and well maintained.
  • To ensure appropriate supplies and equipment to meet the needs of daily program and additional functions, including high quality and accurate photocopying, filing, and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist in admission and discharge procedures of clients as necessary.
  • Provide support to clients, families and/or significant others on typical recovery issues.  (Crisis calls, medical inquiries and problematic calls are transferred to the Nurse)
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Human Services Counsellor or Addiction Counselling Diploma or Equivalent. (Working towards professional designation)
  • ICADC/CACC preferred
  • 2 years Clinical experience in treatment of the chemically dependent and/or Eating Disorders preferred.
  • Experience in a patient care setting within a nursing team an asset
  • Good conflict resolution skills.
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Strong written/documentation skills.

 

Employee Benefits and Perks:

Comprehensive benefits package, including a yearly allowance of $1,500 for mental health and addiction services, as well as $500 per service for various paramedical services, such as massage and physiotherapy

  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program through LifeWorks
  • Competitive paid time off policies, including a paid day off on your birthday
  • Access to in-house fitness facilities where applicable or discounted external gym memberships
  • Remote or hybrid work models for eligible employees
  • Perks and discounts with Perkopolis – entertainment, home/auto/pet insurance
  • Personal and professional development through our Education Support Assistance program
  • Nationwide presence allows for supportive relocation opportunities
  • Defined Benefit pension through CAAT with up to a 4% employer contribution
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up
  • Access to discounts at Kids & Co. Daycare

 

EHN Canada is an employment equity employer.

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