Floor Counsellor

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Salvation Army
  • Social Work
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2018-12-172019-02-15

This position is responsible to supervise and support clients in residence, as well as manage the safety and security of the residential treatment floors after office hours.

Responsibilities

  • Appropriately model healthy life skills and socialization to clients
  • Provide support to clients in residence and ensure guidelines are followed
  • Process client belongings on discharge, & provide support to former clients by telephone
  • Admit and orient new clients to the residential floors
  • Manage the safety and security of the residential treatment floors after office hours, including supporting Residential Care staff in case of emergency
  • Manage interpersonal crisis and conflict situations among clients
  • Manage behaviour modification strategies with clients (positive and negative consequences, warnings and discharges) in consultation with team and supervisor
  • Effectively and safely manage distribution of client medications
  • Supervise client urine screens, breathalyzers and smokerlyzer
  • Conduct searches of client belongings and rooms in accordance with policy
  • Serve meals & perform housekeeping duties, ie. stock supplies
  • Train, assign and supervise client chores and work therapy
  • Review and complete clerical duties as necessary (log & communication books, catalyst data, email reports)
  • Provide clear and objective reports and documentation regarding client observations and interactions
  • Maintain ongoing communication with other members of the treatment team
  • Maintain a smoke, drug and alcohol free lifestyle while on Salvation Army property and on duty

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Degree or diploma in one of the human services professions
  • Education and experience in working with men with addiction and mental health issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Education and experience in basic counseling skills, and knowledge of Abstinence Based Model of Treatment
  • Crisis/Conflict Management Skills
  • Diversity awareness and appreciation
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • WHMIS training an asset
  • Clear CPIC
  • Proficient with Windows based computer systems, MS Word, e-mail and data entry, Catalyst.
  • Full Time - Saturday - Monday, 12:00 am (Midnight) - 9:30 am, Plus Statutory Holidays

PLEASE NOTE:  Toronto Harbour Light Ministries is a Smoke and Tobacco-Free facility. 

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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