Mental Health Counsellor

Permanent Full Time
Location: Hopedale

Reporting to the Manager of Mental Health and Addictions, this is a highly responsible clinical position that provides specialized and unique professional addictions/mental health services to the residents of Hopedale, Labrador. The incumbent will function as a member of an interdisciplinary and multi-agency team.


  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work
  • Currently registered with NLASW
  • 2 years current experience (within the last 5 years) in an addictions and/or mental health setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of professional addictions and concurrent disorder, Best Practice Standards as it relates to assessment, treatment, planning, counselling, and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability in interviewing and crisis intervention techniques
  • Demonstrated analytical, as well as, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated independence, initiative, and ability to work with others
  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule, may include evenings and weekends
  • Use of a private vehicle and valid driver license are a condition of employment
  • A satisfactory certificate of conduct

Duties include:

  • Provides intake, screening, comprehensive assessments and intensive treatment and intervention in the context of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Completes accurate and timely clinical documentation through the Client Referral Management System;
  • Utilizing a community development approach, work with community agencies to identify and respond to addictions/mental health needs;
  • Develops and facilitates linkages between regional and community based resources and identified community addictions/mental health needs;
  • Provides consultative services to and works in cooperation with health care providers and a variety of Provincial and Federal Government Departments to provide an addictions/mental health and psychosocial components of intervention, education and prevention programs;
  • Facilitates educational and training sessions as required;
  • As a member of the Regional Mental Health and Addictions Services team, provides supports to the other members of the interdisciplinary team, which may include providing coverage and/or travelling to various parts of the region to assist with service delivery;
  • Maintains a specialized level of knowledge and skill pertaining to adolescent addictions/mental health treatment and education/prevention programming;
  • Participates in service planning as part of the interdisciplinary team;
  • Participates in clinical supervision and continuous quality improvement initiatives;
  • Other related duties as required.


  • CG - 39 of the NAPE-HP salary scales, $34.36 to $38.45 per hour plus the applicable Labrador Allowance.

Hours of Work:

  • 75 hours biweekly, flexible work hours are required.

This position is open to both male and female applicants.

Interested applicants please submit resume, stating competition number 2019000195N, to:

Human Resources
Labrador - Grenfell Regional Health Authority
P.O. Box 7000, Station. C
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL, A0P 1C0
Tel: (709) 897-2164 Fax: (709) 896-4741
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Posting Date: May 30, 2019
Open Until Filled

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About Labrador Grenfell Health

The Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority (Labrador-Grenfell Health) was formed on April 1, 2005, with the merger of Grenfell Regional Health Services and Health Labrador Corporation.

Labrador-Grenfell Health provides quality health and community services to a population just under 37,000 and covers the communities north of Bartlett's Harbour on the Northern Peninsula and all of Labrador. Corporate headquarters is located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Labrador-Grenfell Health employs approximately 1500 staff and operates twenty-two facilities, including three hospitals, three community health centres, 14 community clinics and two long-term care facilities. Labrador-Grenfell Health is an integrated health and community services board.

It delivers both primary and secondary health services to the residents of the region, including:

  • acute care, diagnostic and clinical support services
  • community health and wellness
  • health protection services
  • long-term care
  • mental health and addictions services
  • residential services
  • therapeutic intervention, family rehabilitation and other rehabilitation services

In the Aboriginal communities, Labrador-Grenfell Health is joined by the Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development, two Innu Band Councils, NunatuKavut (formerly the Labrador Métis Nation), Health Canada and private practitioners in delivering community health programs that meet the health needs of residents in the region.

Join our Team

Labrador Grenfell Health is a team of approximately 1500 employees - where everyone matters. We provide quality health care services to a population of just under 37,000 through the operation of 22 facilities that include 3 hospitals, 3 health centres, 14 community clinics and 2 long term care facilities.

Labrador-Grenfell Health offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a region of Atlantic Canada than combines the peace and quiet of a rural setting with modern equipped facilities and a strong sense of community spirit.

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