Mental Health and Addictions Therapist (Community Counselling & Addictions Services)

The Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital is hiring a Mental Health and Addictions Therapist! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Employer Name: Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
City: Red Lake
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: P0V 2M0
Application Deadline: September 21, 2021
Hours of Work: Permanent Full-time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: Starting at $36.55 - $41.34 (Based on degree). Full benefits package, including pension, health/dental, vacation

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Interview clients experiencing mental health and/or addiction problems, involving family members and other resources as appropriate;
  • Conduct bio-psycho-social assessment of persons presenting to the agency using mental health and/or addictions screening tools as appropriate;
  • Formulate treatment plans and goals with the collaboration of clients and appropriate collaterals;
  • Assist clients in achieving identified goals, using acceptable clinical practices;
  • Arrange for consultation from other disciplines as necessary (e.g. Psychiatric, Medical, etc.);
  • Monitor pharmacological interventions for efficacy and adverse reactions;
  • Provide group counselling and psycho-educational workshops as indicated by the needs of agency clientele or the community at large;
  • Have an awareness of and assess for all aspects of risk, intervening as appropriate when risk is identified;
  • Respond to crisis situations, conducting assessment and taking action to restore persons to their pre-crisis level of functioning (includes CISM);
  • Provide consultation to and work with other staff, agencies, and professionals in providing services to those with mental health and addictions problems;
  • Respond to requests for consultation from Physicians and Hospital staff with regard to the management of hospitalized patients with emotional and/or addictions issues;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date files, documenting client functioning, progress, and response to therapeutic interventions;
  • Complete documentation in accordance with prescribed agency, Ministry, and legal standards;
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information.
  • Program and administrative duties, as assigned.
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work / Clinical Psychology / Behavioural Science is preferred; however, consideration will be given to experienced
  • individuals with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must be registered / eligible for registration with an appropriate professional college.
  • Have direct experience in counselling persons with mental health and/or addictions issues;
  • Be skilled in interviewing and conducting clinical assessments with use of standardized tools (e.g. GAIN Q3 MI ONT; OCAN; etc.);
  • Have practice in developing clear treatment plans addressing both mental health and addictions issues;
  • Use best practice and evidence-based approaches in providing treatment for adults (18+) with a variety of mental health difficulties (e.g. anxiety; trauma; mood disorders; personality disorders; etc.);
  • Use evidence-based interventions when providing treatment for persons 12 years and older with substance abuse and problem gambling issues;
  • Utilize an integrated treatment approach when addressing co-occurring mental health and addictions issues;
  • Have thorough knowledge of the principles and current practices in the field of psychotherapy;
  • Be experienced in providing crisis intervention and suicide intervention.
  • Be skilled in using Motivational Interviewing, Trans-theoretical Theory of Change, CBT, DBT, and other empirically-supported treatment approaches.
  • Familiarity with Aboriginal issues and training in CISM, ASIST, and EMDR is preferred.
  • Strong typing, word processing and email skills, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check, a valid driver’s license, and access to a vehicle are necessary.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Pearl Fleming at

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