Summer Counsellor/Support Worker

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Salvation Army
  • Social Work
  • Case Management
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto

Homestead Addiction Services provides residential and day treatment to women with concurrent disorders using a holistic model through a CBT framework. Clients are offered group and individual counselling, relapse prevention and life skills classes, spiritual care, opioid and nicotine replacement therapy, trauma informed care, nutrition and physical fitness and social, leisure activities and community referrals in an abstinence based program.

Counsellor/Support Worker (Homestead / 78 Admiral Road Toronto)

Student Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Assist with supporting clients in a recovery/treatment program
  • Co-facilitate process group, relapse prevention and life skills classes
  • Assist with assessments and admissions
  • Assist with the development of client centered recovery goals
  • Networking / Community Referrals
  • Crisis -Conflict intervention –
  • Record Keeping/ Discharge Planning
  • Aftercare follow-up
  • Team consultation & Decision making
  • Dealing with correspondence ( email - letters - mailings) / Data entry / filing/ photocopying and other administrative duties

Potential Experience and Learning in this Role: 

The student will have an opportunity to work closely with the Manager and Primary Counsellors who deliver Client Centered Programs. The student will experience the following:

  • Connect and build rapport with clients who are presently in an addiction recovery program
  • Enhance awareness of issues around and experience in dealing with concurrent disorders; marginalized populations; spiritual issues in recovery
  • Develop ability to provide trauma informed services
  • Learn and develop Assessment skills
  • Support group facilitation; classroom teaching and pretreatment services
  • Increase Crisis/Conflict Resolution counselling skills
  • Develop training/experience in the delivery of program in the following areas: Relapse Prevention; Life Skills
  • Identify and assess short and long term goals with client
  • Provide informal ongoing Relapse Prevention Counselling and support clients in their recovery goals
  • Support and assist clients to implement their action plan
  • Provide referrals, as required, to connect clients to appropriate community support services
  • Provide life skills coaching to clients, as required
  • Maintain accurate and professional client documentation
  • Attend team/staff/program meetings as required
  • Increase Community networking abilities
  • Develop Discharge Planning skills
  • Report to the Manager of the Addiction Services Program

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, youth must:   

  • Be between 16 & 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the preceding academic year
  • Have been registered in a related Undergraduate University degree program, (e.g. MSW, BSW, BA, BSc, BScN, etc..
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and Is legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Additional Information: A successful VSS/police check as per Salvation Army Policies and Procedures is required

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.  If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


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