Mental Health/Addictions Couns
Government of Northwest Territories
Fort Simpson
10d ago

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North.

The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT.

This position reports directly to the Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services for the administrative, supervision and functional input and clinical guidance.

The MHA Counsellor provides direct, community based, culturally sensitive, mental health, addictions, and family violence counseling services to clients.

  • These services include but are not limited to : prevention and promotion initiatives; planning and delivery of community based mental health, addictions, and family violence therapeutic counseling services;
  • case management, and providing crisis response, supported living, consumer self-help and vocational / education services.

    The MHA Counsellor is also a key referral agent and service provider for complex addictions, family violence, and psychiatric clients who may be referred for inpatient treatment or other services outside of the community.

    Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by :

    Master’s degree in social science with 1 year of relevant counseling experience in a scope of practice or experience in addictions, mental health, and / or family violence : or

    Bachelor degree in social sciences with 3 years of relevant counseling experience in a scope of practice or experience in addictions, mental health, and / or family violence.

    The experience of the MHA Counsellor should include clinically supervised education or work experience (counseling experience obtained under a qualified clinical counseling supervisor) that includes at least 500 hours where at least 120 of those hours are direct client contact.

    Additional hours are spent in face-to-face supervision, educational activities, documentation activities and professional development.

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