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Montfort Renaissance: Residential Stabilization Counselor

Montfort Renaissance

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted September 24, 2020.

Internal and External Posting(1)Casual PositionUnionized positionFemale Staff onlyThe Residential Stabilization Counselor is responsible for providing 24/7 residential support to female clients who are struggling with addictions, are unsafely housed, and are waiting for their admission to addiction treatment services.

Services are provided to women that are sober and drug abstinent and who are in need of temporary residential care due to a crisis or poor housing conditions that places them at high risk of relapsing.

Clinical care, crisis intervention and support are given to clients and include initial screening, assessment, monitoring, provision of physical care as well as the formulation and documentation of a comprehensive care plan and discharge plan in collaboration with the client.

The RSC also facilitates individual and group counseling sessions and supports clients and their family members.

The services are provided in compliance with the Montfort Renaissance’s objectives and standards and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care standards.

Interested candidates should be available to work day, evening and night shifts, including weekends.Requirements:College degree in Social Work, Community services or Justice servicesPreferred education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminology or related field with an addiction concentrationMinimum of two (2) year experience in the field of addictions and/or mental health (a combination of both will be preferred)Experience in intervention, interviewing and counseling with clients having addiction and/or mental health issues, is mandatoryDemonstrated knowledge of counseling techniques, approaches, and interventions currently used in the field of addictions and mental healthKnowledge of stabilization services in order to manage safely physical, mental and emotional needs of clients waiting for their treatmentKnowledge of Champlain addictions services network in order to assist clients and their family members in accessing appropriate community resourcesExcellent oral and written communication in both French and English, at a superior levelEffective client-centered communicationFlexibility and approach based on clients’ needsCurrent certification in Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), motivational interviewing and CPR/First Aid is an assetWHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU: Compensation between $24,94/h and $27,84/hHOOPP Pension plan and continuing education opportunitiesBe part of a multidisciplinary and dynamic team of experienced addictions and mental health professionals within a growing organizationPlease submit your résumé and a cover letter to Human Resources by May 6th, 2020, at the latest.We thank all applicants.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.At Montfort Renaissance, we are committed to fostering a healthy and accessible workplace.

We therefore adhere to the principle of adaptation in the workplace.

If you need accommodation, please contact us.MRI is committed to the principles of employment equity in the workplace.