Addictions/Concurrent Disorders Counsellor

  • The Salvation Army
  • Kingston, ON, K7L 1C7
  • Sep 17, 2019

Job Description

Position Purpose summary:

To support the Mission of The Salvation Army Kingston Harbour Light Centre through provision of professional counselling services for our Residential Addiction and Concurrent Disorder Treatment Program clients in accordance with Government contractual agreements and Salvation Army Standards.  To Function responsibly as a member of the Centre's program delivery team.  The Centre is a 21 Bed Residential Treatment Program and Correctional Program for men, located in downtown Kingston. 


RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be responsible for serving men with addictions and concurrent disorders at our  Residential Treatment and Correctional Programs in Kingston, Ontario:

  • Primary Counsellor role
  • Group Facilitation
  • Teaching Classes
  • One-on-one Counselling
  • Development of treatment plans based on client-centred recovery goals
  • Maintain client files according to agency standards
  • Liaison with outside agencies as required
  • Crisis/Conflict Intervention
  • Discharge Planning
  • After-care Follow-up
  • Team Consultation and Decision-Making
  • Case Management skills
  • Participation in individual and team clinical supervision
  • Weekly evening work required
  • On Call responsibilities approximately one week per month.

Skills Required

  • Minimum undergraduate degree from a recognized institution (in one of the human services professions)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working in the addiction/mental health sector
  • English-French bilingual ability is an asset
  • Registration in a professional college such as the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • CACCF/ICADC Certification an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of evidence-based concurrent disorder counseling interventions / treatment models, including CBT, CRA, Relapse Prevention and Trauma Informed Practice
  • ADAT and GAIN Q3 assessment tool interpretation an asset
  • Culturally competent practices
  • Professional documentation according to agency and regulatory college standards
  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • The ability to work collaboratively with community partners
  • Competence with data management systems, particularly Catalyst
  • A successful police check/vulnerable sector screening

Training and experience in the following areas:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Crisis/conflict management
  • Pharmacology
  • Discharge planning
  • Homelessness
  • Spiritual care and practice in the context of mental health and addiction recovery

The candidate should be a flexible, reliable, mature and compassionate professional who:

  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Has an appreciation for diversity
  • Works effectively in teams
  • Possesses good judgement and problem solving skills
  • Is committed to professional development
  • Is able to effectively network in the community
  • Maintain a tobacco, drug and alcohol free lifestyle while on Salvation Army property
  • Model appropriate dress that reflects a professional office environment
  • Participate in all staff meetings by attendance and participation

Must be supportive of the mission, vision and values of The Salvation Army

Represent The Salvation Army Kingston Harbour Light Centre in a professional manner at all times

This is a Full Time, 37.5 hours weekly position, Monday through Friday.  Some evening work will be required.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.  If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


Other Requirements

Certificates / Designations

How to Apply