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House of Friendship: Clinical Lead, Addiction Community Support Services

House of Friendship

This is a Full-time position in Kitchener, ON posted January 8, 2021.

Job DescriptionHouse of Friendship – Clinical Lead, Addiction Community Support Services We are growing!At House of Friendship we believe in what we are doing.

We get out of bed each day to make a difference in our community; to walk with and to serve.

We are not happy with the status quo.

We get energy from ongoing learning and growth.

We lead with passion and believe without a doubt that everyone deserves to belong and thrive.

We live and breathe our values of Compassion, Inclusion, Justice, Dignity and Hope.

And we have fun!Sounds pretty great doesn’t it?

It is!House of Friendship provides a variety of Addiction Treatment Services in Waterloo/Wellington including; residential treatment, day treatment, community counselling, addiction and mental health supportive housing, rapid access addiction clinic (RAAC), community withdrawal support(CWSS) and services for those with gambling, internet or gaming concerns and their families.

The Clinical Lead – Addiction Community Support, will work primarily in the Community Counselling and Concurrent Supportive Housing Program team, also providing some support to House of Friendship staff in the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine and Community Withdrawal Support Services.

We are looking for a person who has strong clinical and leadership skills and is passionate about strength based, participant focused service, someone who understands the role stable housing plays in an individual’s overall health.

In addition to direct service work in the Community Counseling and Concurrent Supportive Housing Program (CC-CSH) the Clinical Lead will provide day to day leadership to staff within the broader Community Addiction Support Services (RAAC, CWSS).

This position offers an opportunity to work creatively and independently as part of a team as well as the opportunity for ongoing professional development.**This is a full-time, contract position from March 15, 2021 to September 15, 2022.

Hours will be Monday to Friday daytime hours with one evening worked per week.

Travel between sites in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge is required.

**Your key responsibilities include:ClinicalIndividual and group counselling and supportSubstance Use Assessments, Screening and ReferralProviding support to maintain housing stability in permanent and transitional housing settingsMeeting with participants at their residence or elsewhere in the communityWorking in collaboration with other program staff internally (HOF) and externally (Thresholds Homes and Supports, Region of Waterloo, Stonehenge TC)Participating in regular team meetings as well as 1×1 meetings with the ManagerLeadershipAssisting with recruitment, onboarding, orientation, staff performance development Working with the Manager to ensure high quality service by coaching and leading program staff, utilizing evidence informed practices and maintaining standards of care, while being flexible to individual participant needsSupporting staff in assessing complex situations and making appropriate decisions Supporting the program by liaising with community and partners as designatedThe skills and experience required to be successful in this role include:University Degree in Counselling/Social Work is required Current Registration as a Registered Social Worker or Registered Psychotherapist.Minimum 3 years experience in an addiction and/or counselling settingKnowledge of substances, problematic substance use, recovery issues and evidence informed practices and clinical treatment modalities, including but not limited to Motivational interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral TherapyDemonstrated skills in motivational interviewing, CBT and staged matched interventions.

Knowledge of problematic substance use, harm reduction strategies and issues related to and impacting on recovery is required.

Cultural competency, including, but not limited to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and various income levelsPassion for utilizing innovative approaches to service delivery in addiction treatment settingsDemonstrated leadership, team building and decision-making skills required, including skills in coaching and developing individuals and teams Demonstrated ability to be proactive, take initiative, and problem solveDemonstrated ability to create and maintain a positive work environmentAbility to assess complex situations and make appropriate decisions independently and as part of a team Excellent organization, time management and communication skills requiredConsistent demonstration of behaviours in alignment with the mission and values of House of Friendship is essentialTravel within Waterloo Region is necessary and so a driver’s license and reliable vehicle is requiredCurrent standard first aid certificate or willingness to obtain at hiringIf you are as passionate as we are about serving the community, let’s talk.Please send your resume and cover letter by January 21, 2021.