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Therapist, Mental Health & Addiction Emergency Follow-Up Services at Homewood Health

Therapist, Mental Health & Addiction Emergency Follow-Up Services

Homewood Health Guelph, Ontario Full-Time
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Job Title:

Therapist, Mental Health & Addiction Emergency Follow-Up Services

Job Type:

Perm P/T

City, Province, Country:

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Job Category:

Healthcare Professional

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Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

We are hiring a Therapist, Mental Health & Addiction, for our MHAEFUS Program. You will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless programming and service excellence to our patients.

The overarching goal of the Therapist, Mental Health & Addiction is to provide appropriate, empathetic, non-judgmental and respectful care urgently to individuals identifying any sort of problematic mental health and substance use while ultimately helping the client to increase their quality of life and decrease the time spent in hospital. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week including every other weekend, Fridays 11-7, Saturday & Sunday, 8-4. This position will also provide vacation and sick coverage for FT roles when required

What you'll be doing

• Conducts assessments for mental health and/or substance use, problem gambling, and other related areas of individuals to help guide in treatment planning
• Provide individual and group counseling utilizing evidence-informed practices including but not limited to: Motivational Interviewing, Stage-Matched Intervention, Trauma-Informed approaches, Brief Solution-focused Therapy, CBT and DBT informed approaches.
• Offer individual and/or group support/education to family members as appropriate
• Supports/complete discharge planning and safety planning as required
• Develops and presents psycho-educational sessions
• Provides a learning experience for volunteers, staff and students through supporting their observer role in group and/or by supervising students.
• Liaises with referral sources and other relevant community organizations as required
• Supports patient's discharge planning through referral to appropriate community resources
• Assists patients in coordinating outpatient counselling and/or follow-up
• Participate in quality initiatives, track and monitors appropriate indicators
• Timely documentation and record-keeping

What we're looking for

• Master's Degree in a recognized Social Sciences program with addiction specific education
• Valid registration with the relevant college/governing body in Ontario, such as the Ontario College of registered Psychotherapists (CRPO), or in pursuit of relevant credential is mandatory.
• Certification in Addiction Counselling (ICADC) or in pursuit of relevant credential preferred
• Membership with Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) or in pursuit of relevant credential preferred
• Gains Q3 certification would be an asset
• Minimum 3-5 years' experience in group and individual counselling
• Experiencing working in a Hospital environment is an asset
• Experience working with families and providing family counseling
• Demonstrated experience working with chemical dependence, gambling, and concurrent psychiatric disorders, mood disorders, Axis 11, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorders.
• Ability to work independently as well as ability to work within an interdisciplinary team
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Knowledge of addictions along a continuum of care
• Engaging, collaborative and creative, astute to patient's needs with the ability to adapt and be flexible
• Demonstrated commitment to Homewood's Values (Service Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Integrity)
• Commitment to working within Homewood's Health and Safety Standards.
• Impeccable customer service

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Health Centre requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada's largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!

As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.


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