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Mental Health Counsellor

NL Health Services - 1,099 Jobs
Labrador City, NL
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Flexible Work
Posted 23 days ago

Job Description

Mental Health & Addictions Counsellor
Temporary Full-Time
Location: Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL

Reporting to the Manager of Mental Health and Addictions, the primary purpose of this position is to provide specialized mental health and addiction services to individuals, families and groups, including screening, assessment, counselling, education, referral, and advocacy. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team setting, and in addition to clinical services, works with other team members to develop and deliver health promotion and other educational sessions in the community.

" Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Nursing, or Masters of Psychology;
" Minimum of 2 years' experience in assessment and counseling preferred;
" Experience in mental health and/or addictions, including individual, youth, family and group counselling;
" Experience in crisis intervention and the ability to respond to the emergent needs of clients;
" Knowledge and experience in the areas of health promotion/prevention and the development and delivery of education and training programs;
" Strong interpersonal, analytical, facilitation, written and oral communication skills is required;
" The successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct;
" Eligibility for registration with appropriate regulatory association;
" Valid driver's license.

Duties include:
" Provide intake/screening, assessment, treatment and therapeutic intervention planning;
" Coordinate referrals based on assessed client need;
" Conduct comprehensive interviews with individual and families to assess the nature and extent of problem areas;
" Provide direct in-depth counselling to clients and families, based on assessed needs and goals;
" Locate, arrange and coordinate services and resources, in consultation with other service providers, based on assessed client needs;
" Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the development, implementation and evaluation of services;
" Develop and deliver education, prevention and awareness initiatives;
" Utilize the principles and practices of Continuous Quality Improvement in service and program delivery;
" Adhere to Practice Standards and Code of Ethics, including all relevant Legislation, and departmental and organizational policies;
" Maintain accurate and timely documentation, including clinical documentation using CRMS;
" Maintain workload statistics, and other departmental and organizational reports;
" As a member of the Regional Mental Health and Addiction Services Team, provides support to 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;
" Perform other related duties as required.

" CG - 39 of the NAPE-HP salary scales $37.20 - $41.63 per hour plus the applicable Labrador Allowance.

Hours of Work:
" Hours of work will follow the flexible work schedule in accordance with article 19.01(a) of the NAPE-HP Collective Agreement based on 75 hours bi-weekly (by mutual agreement).

Interested applicants, please submit resume stating competition number 2023000509N

Competition Number: 2023000509
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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