Problem Gambling Counsellor -

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Job Description: 

New Directions for Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Problems
Requires a
Problem Gambling Counsellor
Permanent Part-time (30 hours per week)
New Directions is funded by the South West Local Health Integration Network to provide community based counselling services for individuals and families affected by substance abuse or problem gambling. The program is operated by HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addictions Services. It is based in Owen Sound and extends regular outreach to seven other communities throughout Grey and Bruce Counties.
We are inviting applications for a permanent part-time position with our Problem Gambling Service. The position includes both clinical and community work. Clinical addiction services include assessment, treatment planning, consultation, counselling, case management and aftercare. Community development services include needs assessment, health promotion and community and professional education. This position requires extensive travel within a large catchment area. Work hours are somewhat variable and some evening work is required.
• 4-year Degree in Applied Health or Social Sciences with a focus on clinical work
• Must obtain and maintain membership in Professional College / Association
• Minimum 3 years recent and relevant clinical experience in outpatient addiction services, including work with problem gamblers
• Demonstrated clinical skill with individuals, families and groups, including proficiency in the use of motivational interviewing, solution-focused counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy
• Confidence and skill in working with a wide range of groups, including clients, professionals, the general public and the business community
• Advanced communication skills, including public presentation and writing skills
• Strong teaching skills and ability to develop educational and promotional presentations and materials
• Solid judgement, problem-solving and organizational ability
• Ability and willingness to accommodate a flexible work schedule
• Maturity, a good sense of humour and the ability to work well under pressure
• An understanding and appreciation of rural communities (Experience in rural service delivery would be an asset)
• Proficiency in using personal computers for email, data entry, word processing (Microsoft Office)
• A valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for travel within Grey and Bruce counties
• An up to date Criminal Records Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening

HopeGreyBruce is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We welcome employment applications from people with disabilities and provide accommodation upon request during the recruitment and selection process.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed résumé, including their salary expectations, to:
      Janet Hilts, Human Resources Manager
      1101 2nd Avenue East
      Owen Sound ON   N4K 2J1

Application Deadline: July 3, 2017


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