Winnipeg Health Region Social Worker-Addictions Full Time in Churchill, MB

Winnipeg Health Region

Branch Churchill MB CA

Social Worker-Addictions
Churchill, MB

Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary health and social services team. Baccalaureate degree or Masters degree in Social Work….

Position #20067025


  • Baccalaureate degree or Masters degree in Social Work
  • Minimum five years counselling experience
  • Minimum three years supervised addictions counselling experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to assessment
  • Demonstrated ability in program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Experience in planning, preparing and presenting educational material is an asset
  • Knowledge of the addictions and mental health fields and demonstrated ability to work within complex systems of services
  • Experience working from a client-centred perspective
  • Training and experience in the utilization of Motivational Interviewing techniques
  • An understanding of, and sensitivity to, working with culturally diverse populations
  • Superior written, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary health and social services team
  • Ability to motivate and work co-operatively with community interest groups
  • Working knowledge of federal and provincial addictions program
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Successful completions of a criminal records check and child abuse registry check
  • An exceptional understanding of the concept of confidentiality
  • The ability to relate to clients in a fair and non-judgemental manner
  • The ability to complete documentation accurately and professionally
  • The ability to function as a team member

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

Duties: Under the direction of the Manager, Primary Care. This position requires a commitment to a client-centred philosophy and approach to the development, provision and support of WHRA programs, policies and services. Conduct assessments and collaborate with clients to design client-centered, strength-based care plans that reflect evidence-based practice and clinical skill. Provide participants with a culturally safe environment to receive the needed support. Facilitate individual and group counselling services, including motivational interviewing techniques and coaching to individuals whose primary concerns are alcohol and drugs. Maintain current and accurate confidential records of client files. Works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team within the organization. Participates on committees, teams or working groups at the local and provincial level as requested by supervisor. Establishes and maintains professional working relationships and regular communication with community and other related organizations relevant to clients’ needs. Utilize Microsoft software applications, internet and email communications. Other related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Possible lifting at times. Possible eye strain. Possible posture and muscle problems. Possible contact with clients with aggressive behaviour Other demands as it pertains to position. Possible exposure to communicable diseases. Extreme outside weather conditions. High level of stress. Competing priorities. High levels of expectations

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Churchill, MB, CA
Posted on: 2016-10-30
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