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About the role:

Calian Health is seeking an Addictions Counsellor with interest in providing services to Canadian Armed Forces members in their exclusive outpatient clinic located on Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt at 1200 Colville Road.

This role is ideal if you have an interest in treating the military population, treating a variety of addictions, and occupational health. This is a rewarding position where you’d make a difference in the lives of the men and women who serve our country and keep us safe.

You would benefit from:

  • Gaining expertise on the unique challenges that military members are faced with

  • Being part of a multi-disciplinary health care team provides exceptional care

  • Utilizing your client-centered approach to assess and treat a variety of addictions

  • Having ample time for administrative duties and being able to focus on patient care

Your Key Duties:

  • Assessing substance-use disorders, including differential assessment of concurrent disorder

  • Assessing process addictions, such as pathological gambling, sexual behaviour, and gaming

  • Participating in the development of a treatment plan with the client and the inter-disciplinary health care team to address the clients’ addiction

  • Providing therapeutic interventions such as Secondary Substance-Abuse Intervention Programs consistent with the established addiction assessment for the client in an individual or group setting

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the counselling program, interventions, and the client’s progressing in resolving identified problems and movement toward personalized objectives

  • Facilitating educational activities and group interventions such as pre-deployment briefings, psychosocial services overview presentations, and group psycho-education sessions

  • Delivery of psycho-educational sessions such as addiction-free living

  • Creating and maintaining confidential client reports on treatment services

The qualifications:

To be eligible for this position you must meet the following four requirements:

  1. Education:

a. Must have a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Social Work from a recognized university;

b. Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing from a recognized university

c. A Masters Degree in Psychology from a recognized University

  1. Must have a minimum of 2 years post-graduate experience within the last 5 years performing a range of clinical services including addictions assessment, treatment planning, individual therapy, and group therapy for an adult population.

  2. Must hold a current membership certificate with the appropriate professional college in the province of Alberta as either a Registered Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, or Registered Psychologist.

  3. Current certification or willingness to obtain CPR Level C with AED

Type of Assignment:

1.0 FTE available

The clinic is open from 7:30 am to 4pm. There is no evening or weekend work required.

Who is Calian Health:

Calian Health is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian Health employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

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