Addictions Counsellor - Correctional Health Services Okanagan Correctional Centre Oliver

PHSA - Oliver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Addictions Counsellor

Correctional Health Services, Okanagan Correctional Centre

$31.99 to $39.88 per hour

What you’ll do

Provide individualized therapeutic counselling services including crisis intervention and stabilization, according to a variety of theoretical models and best practices including comprehensive assessment, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational therapy, social skills training and relapse prevention.
Facilitate psycho-educational, process group therapy, and family sessions with an assigned number of patients for the duration of their involvement in the Addictions Counselling program by methods such as reviewing learning needs; assisting with understanding of illness(es); teaching containment skills, relapse prevention and coping strategies; suggesting positive behavior modifications, encouraging socialization, social skill development, and behavioural modeling; providing education regarding health care for immune compromised and disadvantaged clients to maintain physical well-being; and supporting patients and their families to take responsibility for their health through education, collaboration, and goal setting.
Participate in the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans by methods such as working with the patients to develop their goals for treatment and the criteria to measure progress towards these goals, collect the data from these criteria, meeting with the patients on a regular basis to review progress, and evaluating the treatment plan if required.
Prepare for discharge planning and continuity of care through referrals to community resources which will assist the client in their ongoing recovery and treatment. Meeting with clients, families and referring agencies to advance discharge and continuity of care planning. Liaise with referring agencies (addiction clinics, residential treatment and recovery providers, professionals, private practitioners) to facilitate treatment planning and continuity of care planning.

What you bring

Bachelor’s Degree in an allied health discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Three (3) years’ of recent related clinical experience, including at least one (1) year’s experience in a substance use and mental health program providing therapeutic individual and group counselling.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Casual Opportunity
Wage: $31.99 to $39.98 per hour
200 Enterprise Way, Oliver, BC
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0800 - 1600

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.