Mental Health/Addictions Counsellor

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Location: Fort Simpson

Department: NTHSSA DC Mental Health&Addict

Job Code: 16338

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

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.

 

 

Job Information

This position reports directly to the Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services for the administrative, supervision and functional input and clinical guidance. The incumbent is 1 of 6 positions within the Dehcho region. Three positions are in Fort Simpson, one in Fort Liard and two in Fort Providence.
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.

 

More Information

Registrations

Eligible for current registration with a professional regulatory body is mandatory for this position. 

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .

Equivalencies

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,262. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,192.

Eligibility

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

 

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

 

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16338      

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
FORT SMITH, NT  X0E 0P0
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
E-mail:  jobsfortsmith@gov.nt.ca