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Website DeNovo Treatment Centre

Position: One (1) Part-time Counsellor
Hours of Work: PT: 40-80 hours bi-weekly; days, afternoons, and nights.
Rate of Pay: $21.62-$24.84/hr as per LiUNA 3000 Collective Agreement Grid.
Benefits/RRSP: Yes/Yes
Date Posted: April 18, 2022

At De Novo Treatment Centre, we offer a rewarding, and supportive work environment
that will help enhance your “helping” career.

De Novo Treatment Centre’s Values:
Compassion, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork, Continuous Learning.

De Novo Treatment Centre is an accredited (CCA) substance abuse treatment service,
and provider of substance use treatment services to the members and employer
associations within the unionized Construction Industry. This service extends to their
family members. We seek to provide hope, strength, and tools for our clients in need of a
New Beginning, to help them move forward on their journey in recovery.

We are seeking individuals who have experience and skills working in the helping field of
addiction and mental health who share the common goal of making a difference.
Individuals who are looking to be supported in developing their knowledge and skills
through training and certification at De Novo Treatment Centre.

This position supports our clients and clinical teams by being an active participant of the
team. The ability to function independently or as a team while under pressure, managing
multiple duties, including managing emergency or crisis situations is an expectation of
this job. This role will involve working closely with a multi-disciplinary team of
professionals to achieve the goals of De Novo Treatment Centre and its clientele.
• Respond to inquiries with a strong knowledge of addiction services using effective
communication and interpersonal skills.
• Provide direction through the admission process offering support, medical
clearance, BA’s authority
• Conduct screenings, accessing client immediate risk management needs,
responding to client crisis as required and as appropriate; determine
appropriateness and suitability of a person for agency services
• Provide referrals as required, i.e., withdrawal management, Alcoholics
Anonymous, Crisis Centers etc.
• Registering clients with the agency and orientating them to the services available
through the agency
• Complete initial intakes and orientation with clients upon admission following De
Novo Treatment Centre policies
• Conducting an initial assessment as a mutual investigation or exploration to
determine specific client needs, characteristics, problems, goals and/or Stages of
• Ability to administer the Admission Discharge Assessment Tool (ADAT) and/or
other related assessment tools to all clients as required. Discuss assessment
results with clients as a basis for treatment planning.
• Completing assessments and interviews with clients; negotiate a treatment plan
with the client based on assessment results; the client’s strengths, prioritized
problem areas, clinical judgement, client preferences, readiness for change and
any identified barriers to treatment
• Implementing the treatment plan, including referrals as appropriate; referring
clients to the most appropriate community and provincial supports, as required,
including after care programming.
• Conduct individual and group counselling sessions with clients as outlined by De
Novo Treatment Centre including Family and Aftercare programming
• Address client concerns and crisis through crisis intervention, as required.
• Providing intervention, lifestyle, and personal counselling to assist individuals with
managing substance abuse, or related problems.
• Assisting clients with developing skills to achieve and maintain treatment goals
through activities such as relapse prevention strategies guided self-change,
family/support system intervention and aftercare supports.
• Adhering to a client-centered, eclectic counselling approach using Best Practices,
Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and other proven treatment
• Ensuring that there is a clearly identified primary worker for each client; as the
primary worker, provide ongoing assessments of each client and make
collaborative adjustments to the treatment as needed.
• Make appropriate referrals to other organizations that can support identified client
needs, linking to and working co-operatively with outside agencies, if necessary.
• Conduct internal and external consultations and case conferences, as required.
Seek and utilize clinical supervision regularly and as required.
• Develop and implement a complete discharge plan, referring to aftercare and other
related resources with client’s permission and as appropriate.
• Ensure that comprehensive documentation is complete for each client through
management of case fields and case notes.
• Close client files and complete follow up as required by De Novo Treatment
• Maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities by keeping up-to-date professional
standards through reviewing current literature, attending workshops/seminars
educational training, and ensuring all credentials are up to date through continuing
education and recertification with any governing body or colleges you belong to.
• Must be able to work in a team setting.
• Formal education/experience working in Addiction/Mental Health an asset.
• Available to work weekdays, weekends, evenings, overnights, and holidays.
• Current First Aid and CPR training certificates
• Problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
• Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check required.
• Ability to use and learn new technology (computers, software programs, phones,
printers, scanner, alarm, and security systems.
• May be required to transport clients of the agency and therefore you are to hold a
valid Ontario G or G2 drivers’ license.

• Dental care
• Extended health benefits
• RRSP’s
• Wellness program
• Counselling services
• Meal program
• Free onsite parking
• Training/education programs
Please note that we are a scent-free organization.
Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. on May 2, 2022
Submit to: Attn: Aaron Sinclair, Executive Director
Kelly Marshall, Executive Assistant,

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