Full Time Primary Therapist

Canadian Addiction Treatment Centre (CATC) is looking for a full time Primary Therapist.

For more about this job please call 1-800-461-5541

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Wages: $26.00-$30.00 per hour
Duties & Qualifications:

Responsible for assessment activities (bio-psychosocial interview/initial case consultation / integrated summary) – a clinical function to determine eligibility for and placement in a level of treatment based on admission criteria. The writing and summation of findings from therapy and other disciplines with diagnostic impressions in the electronic medical record (FYI DB).
Group therapy and individual counselling – conducting the clinical process through which residents address treatment goals, as stated on their treatment plans via an interactive process with therapist and other patients.
Family sessions – collecting information on the chemically dependent patient, assessing family dynamics, recommending the family education program and possible ongoing family therapy. This also includes being an integral part of individual family therapy as needed.
Continuing care assessment and planning – assess unresolved and deferred priorities on treatment plan and assist the aftercare specialist in finding professionals in resident’s community to provide appropriate ongoing care.
Actively participates in program meetings, clinical meetings, supervision and ad hoc work groups as needed, in an effort to carry out the mission of the program.
Communicates on a regular basis with referents and other members of the resident’s recovery team.
Provides supervision, consistency and safety for the residents. Uses effective behavior management skills to de-escalate crisis situations and minimize harm to residents and other staff.
Maintain communications/contact with all clinical staff regarding resident issues, through exchanges of information, as appropriate via verbal, written and electronic communication.
Prepares and presents educational lectures regarding recovery principles, chemical dependency and mental illness issues
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferred (in Human Services (counselling, social work, nursing,.
A minimum 3 years clinical experience dealing with addiction/mental health.
If individual only has a bachelor’s degree, then a CAC or ICADC is required.
Experience in the area of facilitating group therapy required.
Knowledgeable in young adult or adult developmental issues for their respective resident populations.
No history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three years before employment as a Primary Counsellor and does not display evidence of misuse of alcohol or drugs while employed as a Primary Counsellor.
Must have the ability to be objective and empathetic while addressing the individual needs of the respective patients, referral sources and family members.
Must be thoroughly familiar and able to demonstrate knowledge of the principles and programs of the various recovery fellowships.
Must possess the skills to adequately supervise respective populations and be able to observe behaviors consistent with recovery principles
Must be able to present educational lectures related to addiction.
Must have the ability to provide leadership under stressful or crisis situations. Ability to problem-solve and to meet deadlines and establish and prioritize multiple tasks.
Must demonstrate ethical behavior and sound judgment that supports the GreeneStone standards of care.
Must maintain certifications and licensure as appropriate
Basic computer skills, beginner to intermediate experience with Microsoft Products and Outlook, experience with or willingness to learn to use an electronic medical record (FYI DB).

To Apply: Please send your resume to recruitment@canatc.ca

Job Type: Full-Time
Full Time Hours Per Week: 40
Advertising Method: General Ad

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