Mental Health & Addiction Counsellor II

  • Full Time
  • Boswell

Edgewood Health Network Inc



EHN Canada is the nation’s largest private network of industry-leading mental health, trauma, and addiction treatment facilities, each with a passion for providing quality treatment for Canadians. We are committed to both caring for our patients and supporting their loved ones. With over 100 years of collective experience, our inpatient, outpatient, and online programs are offered across the country, providing essential compassionate care to patients wherever they are. EHN Canada prides themselves on providing both excellent and accessible care to all Canadians. Learn more at

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The Clinician will provide high quality case management, clinical treatment, advocacy, individual and group therapy to clients for issues related to Operational Stress Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. The incumbent is a member of an interdisciplinary team and is responsible for active participation in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and resident centered care planning. Case coordination and communication across an inter-professional team is an integral component of the role. Additionally counsellor is responsible for communicating with referral agencies, offering support, and guidance to clients and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provision of individual treatment, education and ongoing assessment of progress to patients using evidence-based modalities including: cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), interpersonal therapy, and trauma-informed care
  • Facilitation of abstinence-based, relapse prevention individual and group based education and content
  • Identification of treatment goals with patients, coordinating across broader clinical teams when appropriate.
  • Delivery of high quality psychoeducational and process groups using evidence-based modalities.
  • Case coordination and communication across an inter-professional team both within the company and with external providers.
  • Collaboration with other stakeholders in the development, implementation and follow-up of the patient’s aftercare plan including referrals to abstinence-based recovery programs (e.g. AA, CA, NA, SMART, etc). Prepare comprehensive discharge summaries in timely manner.
  • Completion of detailed documentation and charting appropriately and in a timely manner in accordance with relevant company standards.
  • Liaise with patient’s family, referral sources, community providers, EAP representatives, case managers and other members of the circle of care on a regular and timely basis.
  • Engage in personal and professional development, maintain appropriate professional associations, and provide current documentation to the Human Resources Department.
  • Other duties as assigned, including providing coverage in other programs as required.


Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Master’s degree program in Counselling, Social Work, Psychotherapy
  • Registration in good standing as required by professional body, e.g. CCPA, BCACC, CCAC, NSCCT, Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.
  • Experience is an asset however new graduates are encouraged to apply. Experience facilitating group programs and therapeutic groups is required.
  • Experience working in a residential mental health and addiction treatment setting is considered a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of abstinence-based community resources and supports is considered a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of multiple treatment modalities including: cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive processing Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, and interpersonal therapy.
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to company’s standards.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the health care team both within company and with external agencies.
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task in a fast paced, challenging environment, often with competing priorities.
  • Experience working with military and/or first responder cultures considered a strong asset.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in mental health and addiction assessment and treatment is highly desirable.

Employee Benefits and Perks:


Comprehensive benefits package, including a yearly allowance of $1,500 for mental health and addiction services, as well as $500 per service for various paramedical services, such as massage and physiotherapy

24/7 Employee Assistance Program through LifeWorks


Competitive paid time off policies, including a paid day off on your birthday

Access to in-house fitness facilities where applicable or discounted external gym memberships


Perks and discounts with Perkopolis – entertainment, home/auto/pet insurance

Personal and professional development through our Education Support Assistance program


Nationwide presence allows for supportive relocation opportunities

Defined Benefit pension through CAAT with up to a 4% employer contribution


Maternity and parental leave top-up


Access to discounts at Kids & Co. Daycare


EHN Canada is an employment equity employer. If you should require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources.



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