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Mental Health & Addictions Outreach Counsellor

NL Health Services - 1,112 Jobs
Labrador City, NL
Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

Mental Health & Addictions Outreach Counsellor (Social Worker I)
Temporary Full Time
Location: 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, providing outreach to community members in various settings. The position will include working with and coordinating services of a harm reduction team. The incumbent works within a multidisciplinary team setting, and in addition to clinical/outreach services, works with other team members to develop and deliver health promotion and other educational sessions in the community. The successful candidate will work closely with Indigenous governments within the Central Labrador Region, including Nunatsiavut Government and members of Innu Nation. The outreach counsellor will primarily work out of office space that will be provided in a community setting.


" Bachelor of Social Work preferred; other health professionals will be considered
" Experience in mental health/addictions, including individual, family and group counselling
" Experience working with indigenous populations
" Experience in the development and delivery of education and training programs
" Experience and training in crisis intervention, suicide intervention and community trauma response
" The successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory certificate of conduct.

Duties: (Included but not limited to)

" Provides outreach services to vulnerable members of the community and works in collaboration with the harm reduction team
" Works closely with vulnerable members of the community who experience houselessness and other societal barriers; provides support with system navigation
" 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 mental health/addictions 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 & 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
" When necessary, will carry a small clinical caseload
" Other related duties as required.


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

Hours of Work:

" 75 hours Bi-weekly; variable shifts.

Interested applicants please submit resume, stating competition number 2024000129N

Labrador-Grenfell Health Values Diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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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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