Continued Care Counsellor (Puvirnituq)

status

Permanent / Full-time

department

Continued Care Services

DIRECT SUPERVISOR

Continued Care Services Manager

location

Puvirnituq, Québec

job posting end date

April 12, 2024

STARTING date

To be discussed

Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre acts as an addiction recovery centre for the 14 communities of Nunavik in northern Quebec. The Centre offers an 8-week in-house program in addition to a variety of continued care services including individual, couple, and family meetings, community support group activities as well as recovery sessions directly on the land.

 

In this context, the Continued Care Counsellor plays a crucial role:

  • Ensure the supply of specialized community addictions services to support the recovery of Nunavimmiut in their home community.
  • Offer support services to guests of the recovery centre to ensure their physical and mental well-being after the treatment program and ensure proper support services are in place when guests return to their home community (aftercare. specialized services. etc.).
  • Daily promoting and embodying values with colleagues, guests, and all stakeholders.
  • Establishing wellness and safety practices to foster a positive and empowering workplace for all.

Purpose of position

Under the direction of the Coordinator – Continued Care Services, the Continued Care Counsellor is responsible for providing community-based specialized addictions services to Nunavimmiut engaged in a recovery journey. The Continued Care Counsellors work with guests to establish an individual intervention plan that will address addiction issues and other related problems.

Essential duties
and responsibilities

  • Evaluate, support and counsel guests who are admitted in the Nunavik Wellness Court (Judicial Treatment Program) pilot project in collaboration with the Saqijuq local team.
  • Provide after-care and follow-up interventions to guests who underwent treatment using appropriate techniques and approaches.
  • Counsel individuals and family members affected by a loved one’s substance-abuse issues.
  • Collaborate with other local and regional resources (youth and family workers, community wellness workers, mental-health and suicide-prevention workers, treatment centres, health centres’ key interveners in addictions) to assist the guests in accessing services; for example, facilitate access to detoxification, treatment and specialized addictions services.
  • Collaborate toward regional and local public-awareness as well as addictions-prevention initiatives.
  • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of self-help/therapeutic groups in respect of the community development approach.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Education
  • Cegep diploma in a discipline of social intervention.
Work experience
  • 2 years in the field of social intervention and/or counsellor.
  • Experience in the field of social intervention, addictions, or wellness.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to use tact and diplomacy and work under pressure.
  • Personal and professional experience in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Ability to draft reports, documents and work plans on a computer.
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or in a team.
  • Ability to work outside standard office hours.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Candidate must be willing to submit to a criminal records check.
Language
  • Ability to read, write and speak Inuktitut as well as English are mandatory.

Work environment

  • The incumbent must balance multiple demands and urgent requests from guests, staff and partners. 
  • Must be prepared to meet the personal and professional challenges associated with living in a northern, isolated community with limited resources.

Salary / Benefits

  • Working conditions are based on Nunavik’s health and social services network.
  • Salary will be determined depending on qualifications and experience. 
  • Probation period.
  • Mentorship or training program available (if requirements are not met).

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