2019-17 KFLA FT Clinical Counselor Napanee

Addiction & Mental Health Services - KFLA - Greater Napanee, ON (6 months ago)

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Job Summary:
The Clinical Counselor provides evidenced informed individual and group psychotherapy for those living in the community with serious
mental health issues. Therapeutic support includes assessment of assigned clients in association with the client, development and
implementation of a brief structured treatment plan. Treatment plans will address identified issues relating to emotional dysregulation
and management, cognitive, and behaviourial disturbances. All services are provided in accordance with the mission, vision values
and established protocols of the Agency.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Clinical or Counselling Psychology; Social Work or Occupational Therapy

Unrestricted Registration with the relevant college related to the Master’s Degree and controlled act of Psychotherapy

Minimum two years post-graduate experience working with individuals with serious mental health issues providing direct
therapeutic intervention

Expertise in group counselling

Knowledgeable in trauma informed therapies, and working from a client-centered focus

Experience working with at least one of the following therapeutic modalities: CBT, DBT, Narrative

Certification in First Aid and CPR

Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

Experience working effectively within an inter-professional team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of and ability to apply discipline specific principles and practices to individuals who live with serious addiction
and/or mental health challenge, within a client-centred approach

Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of addictions and mental health symptoms and issues, along with evidence-based
treatment, including psychotropic medications and associated side effects

Knowledge of and ability to incorporate best practices in community support for individuals living with an addiction and/or
mental health issue

Assessment and crisis intervention skills with broad knowledge of crisis stabilization

Advanced clinical reasoning and decision-making skills

Ability to effectively utilize community resources and supports to meet the needs of individuals

Ability to work under pressure within a changing environment

Working knowledge of the Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, and
other relevant legislation

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to effectively engage community services and individuals,
increasing awareness of services

Well-developed problem-solving, prioritization and conflict resolution skills

Basic proficiency in computer skills; MS Office required

Required to provide a satisfactory criminal and vulnerable sector reference check prior to hire

Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends

May be required to have a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of
adequate vehicle insurance (depending on location)

Please submit a resume and cover letter as one document only quoting Competition Number 2019-17-KFLA to:

Email: amhs.careers@amhs-hpe.ca

AMHS-KFLA strives to be a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates who would contribute to
the diversity of our community enhance our ability to provide quality services to our clients.

We are committed to accessible employment practices. If you require an accommodation to fully participate in the recruitment and

selection process, please inform Human Resources to discuss your individual accessibility needs.