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The Boys and Girls Club Addictions and Transition Specialist – Grimmon House Part Time in Didsbury, AB

The Boys and Girls Club

Branch Didsbury AB CA

Position:
Addictions and Transition Specialist – Grimmon House
Location:
Didsbury, AB

Certificate/Diploma/ Degree in a related Human Services Field. Ensuring services provided adhere to Trauma Informed practice and are reflective of the…

1 Permanent Part Time, 32 hours/week
This position is located in Didsbury, AB
Make a difference in the life of a child
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth, with a $20 million dollar operating budget, that supports the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 38,000 young people and their families each year.
Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Addictions and Transition Specialist provides clinical interventions and support to youth at Grimmon House through individual and group addictions counseling, facilitates the transition process for clients and their caregiver(s), and is responsible for the primary care, safety and development of the children/ youth in the program. The Addictions and Transition Specialist will work with in a multi disciplinary team to develop individual client wellness plans and treatment goals using a trauma- informed perspective. The Addictions and Transitions Specialist will also ensure that the program and services provided are relevant to the needs of the residents and their caregiver, and that all residential components are effectively integrated with other BGCCS programs and are consistent with the mission, values, vision and business plan of agency. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ensuring practice incorporates specialized approaches based on evidence supported models of addiction and recovery

Ensuring services provided adhere to Trauma Informed practice and are reflective of the developmental assets for fostering healthy development

Develop and implement specialized and individualized support services to families with children who are at risk of relapse. This emphasizes keeping families together in a safe, nurturing environment and providing them with skills that will last when they leave the program

Coaching family/ caregivers and staff on understanding the impact of addiction, the process of recovery, and the significance of the transition process and family re-unification

Providing service that promotes the development of attributes, “consistency, reliability, predictability, availability, honesty, and transparency” for the family/ caregiver

Providing guidance in repairing relationships and establishing comfortable connections between traumatized children and their caregivers

Providing coaching, strategies and support in learning new ways of self regulating, and managing emotions effectively (with in the transition setting)

Coaching of skill development as identified by the client, caregiver, and program therapist

Providing education and awareness on the importance of learning and practicing trauma informed approaches and assisting with skill development in this area

Ensuring that all specialized intervention techniques would be individualized and tailored to fit the individual needs of the transition plan and individuals/ family members involved

QUALIFICATIONS
Certificate/Diploma/ Degree in a related Human Services Field. Addiction Specific education required

Experience working with adolescent girls who are at risk of involvement in sexual exploitation, addiction and street life.

Familiarity with clinical and therapeutic practices.

Experience planning and facilitating groups.

Knowledge in assessment and treatment delivery.

Crisis intervention and crisis management experience.

CPR and Standard First Aid

Preferred knowledge of trauma informed practice

Preferred knowledge of the family life cycle and families impacted by addiction

Suicide intervention

Valid Class 4 driver’s license, acceptable Driver’s Abstract and access to automobile

Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Intervention Record Check

We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Didsbury, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-23
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