The District Early Intervention/Aftercare Worker provides mental health and addictions counselling. Priority is given to clients who have substance abuse dependence or disorder and/or a concurrent disorder. Substance abuse assessment, pre-treatment activities, aftercare and relapse prevention activities are a priority.
Qualifications and Requirements: A minimum two-year Addictions or Social Work Diploma or a Diploma in a related field is required. A three-year BSW Degree is preferred. A minimum two years experience in the field of addictions; a combination of training and experience in working with the Anishinabek; knowledge of Anishinabek culture, tradition and teachings; experience in group facilitation; candidates without the specific education qualifications and where the position does not require certified qualification to practice, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications will also be considered.
Must have: A satisfactory Criminal Records Search; including a Vulnerable Sector Search; a valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate is required; ability to work flexible hours (evening/weekend work required) as determined by the District Mental Health and Addictions Services Manager in relation to service requirements; must possess a Class “G” Driver’s License and must have access to a personal vehicle with $1 million liability insurance; extensive travel in the district is required.