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Position Title:  Addictions Support Worker – 3 Positions
Company/Program:   Windsor Essex Community Health Centre (WECHC)
Classification:  35 hours per week, Permanent
Date Posted:  November 24, 2017

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION
• Assist with addictions intake, assessment and intervention for at risk clients
• Using a harm reduction approach, assist clients to develop skills to manage substance use and related problems
• Educate clients on substance recovery maintenance, relapse prevention and life skills management
• Assist clients in prioritizing life area needs and setting recovery goals
• Support clients to navigate the health care system by attending appointments, acting as an advocate as needed etc.
• Provide short term individual and group addiction support
• Provide education to community agencies regarding the role of the addiction support worker and ways to coordinate community services to better support clients wanting help with their addictions 
• Ensure programming areas, resources, materials and equipment are safely stored, used appropriately and maintained
• Work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure holistic support of clients requiring help with addictions
• Contribute to chart documentation, participate in chart reviews and case conferences and make referrals to other community services as appropriate
• Perform other duties that support the mission and vision of the organization and/or as assigned based on position responsibilities and/or site requirements

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED
• Minimum of 3-5 years recent experience working in a community mental health and addictions program
• Experience working in an inter-professional team environment
• Strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills,, problem solving, organizational and administrative skills
• Strong attention to client and family-centered care and establishing therapeutic relationships
• Clean driver’s abstract, current, valid Class “G” Driver’s License and reliable transportation to support travel across Windsor-Essex County and the province, as required
• Bilingual (English/French) language skills an asset

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
• Post-secondary education in a human services related field 
• Chemical Dependency Counselling Certificate or similar program from an accredited university or college program; licensed through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (annual renewal) or International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (ICADC)
• Certificate in Trauma Assessment and Treatment an asset
• ASIST training an asset
• Current CPR and First Aide certified an asset

CLOSING DATE
Please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@wechc.org no later than 5:00 pm, December 8, 2017.  Refer to posting SHSW17AP.

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