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Therapist, Mental Health & Addictions Emergency Follow Up Service (Hybrid-Remote)

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Job Title:
Therapist, Mental Health & Addictions Emergency Follow Up Service (Hybrid-Remote)
Job Type:
Perm F/T
City, Province, Country:
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Allied Health
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Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

As a Therapist, Addictions and Mental Health, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. Addiction and Mental Health counselling services are available to patients of the Guelph General Hospital through the Mental Health and Addictions Clinicians in the Emergency Department and Short Stay Assessment Unit as well as the Consult Liaison Program.

The overarching goal of Mental Health and Addictions Counselling Support is to provide appropriate, empathetic, non-judgmental and respectful care urgently to individuals identifying any sort of problematic mental health and substance use while ultimately helping the client to increase their quality of life and decrease the time spent in crisis and in hospital. This position will require some evenings, weekends and stat shifts.

As Homewood Health continues to expand, we continually look at ways to support our employees and control our footprint by considering flexibility and balance. In accordance with our Flexible Work Arrangements Policy, this position allows opportunity for a Hybrid-Remote working model.

If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

What you'll be doing

• Conduct assessments for mental health and/or substance use, problem gambling and other related areas to help guide in treatment planning
• Provide individual and group counselling utilizing evidence-informed practices including but not limited to: Motivational Interviewing, Stage-Matched Intervention, Trauma-Informed approaches, Brief Solution-focused Therapy, CBT and DBT informed approaches
• Offer individual and/or group support to family members
• Support/complete patient’s or client’s discharge planning and safety planning for high risk situations
• Develop and present psycho-educational sessions
• Demonstrate clinical leadership by establishing treatment goals and working with the patient or client and other team members to develop action steps
• Complete documentation and record-keeping
• Participate in quality initiatives; track and monitor appropriate indicators
• Educate patients on medications related to substance use treatment

What we're looking for

• Valid registration with the relevant college/governing body in Ontario, such as the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO), or in pursuit of relevant credential, is mandatory
• Certification in Addiction Counselling (ICADC) preferred
• Membership with Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) preferred
• GAINS Q3 certification would be an asset
• Understanding and working knowledge of Addiction Medicine
• Experience working with concurrent addictions in an emergency department would be an asset
• Experience working with chemical dependence and concurrent psychiatric disorders (Borderline Personality Disorder, Axis II, Psychosis, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder)
• Minimum 3-5 years' experience in group and individual counselling and experience in foundational and process groups (personal exploration groups), with demonstrated knowledge and skills in this approach

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Health Centre requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!

As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

What Our Team Has To Say

I work in a team-oriented atmosphere. Its the type of environment that makes you enjoy coming to work every day.

- Allison,Return to Work Services

Every day I feel well supported and I know that my work is appreciated at every level of the organization.

- Tamaura,Homewood Health Centre

Its gratifying to know that the services we provide through this vital work truly make a difference.

- Gabor,Stay at Work Services