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CONNECT Counsellor | North Bay | COMPETITION # 2018-094

JOB POSTING: COMPETITION # 2018-094
 
DATE: September 18, 2018 
POSITION: CONNECT Counsellor 
DEPARTMENT: CONNECT COUNSELLING SERVICES
LOCATION: North Bay
START DATE: October 1, 2018
MINIMUM START SALARY: $36,519.63 per annum ($60,866.05 @ 60%)
POSITION STATUS: Permanent; Part-time, 21 hours per week
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
To screen, assess and provide ongoing client therapy, counselling and case management to culturally Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. To initiate and facilitate group sessions related to community mental health issues. Work closely with Counselling team members to educate, consult and build partnerships with service providers and consumers regarding Mental Health and issues related to culturally Deaf and hard of hearing communities.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct Service/Administration:
Provide counselling and case management using various theoretical frameworks and interventions in relation to individual client / family needs.
Prepare psycho-social assessments and provide short and long-term treatment plans to address specific client goals.
Provide psycho-education, consultation and referrals to clients regarding mental health issues.
Provide education and consultation to mainstream agencies regarding hearing loss and accessibility.
Complete intake assessments as appropriate and required, participate in case conference meetings and work with clients and their families as assigned.
Initiate, maintain and update accurate client reports, case notes, files, assessment forms, statistics database and other information as required by CHS/government policies and procedures.
Research, develop and prepare materials related to clinical client intervention and services. 
 
LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Reports to the Program Manager, Counselling Service 
  
QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Social Work/Counselling Psychology or equivalent
3-5 years’ work experience in mental health, clinical social work or equivalent – preferably with an adult psychiatric population
Member of a regulated college
Experience working with adult individuals and couples 
Experience with families, children and adolescents would be an asset
Experience working with Indigenous people would be an asset
Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to learn
French Language an asset
Knowledge of the experience of Audism. 
Demonstrated ability to successfully develop and facilitate psychoeducational workshops for clients and trainings for service providers.
Knowledge/experience with Deaf community, Deaf Culture, individuals who are hard of hearing and issues related to hearing loss. 
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated creativity and flexibility
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse environment 
Valid Driver’s Licence and access to a reliable vehicle
 
CLOSING DATE: September 27, 2018 Internal* External - Until filled 
 
*Please note that as per the terms of our Collective Agreement, qualifying internal candidates will be considered first. External candidates will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CHS will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.
 
EMAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: careers@chs.ca 
Subject Line:  Competition #2018-094  
Please email your resume and cover letter as an MS Word attachment or paste the Cover letter and resume into the body of the email. Remember to put the competition number in the subject line.  
Thank you for your application.
THE CANADIAN HEARING SOCIETY SUPPORTS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HIRING PROCESS FOR CULTURALLY DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING APPLICANTS.
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