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Addiction Therapists

  • Posted:Oct 17, 2019
  • Apply by:Nov 01, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Guelph, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Community & Social Services
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

About the Role:

In a Residential treatment environment, the Addiction Therapist works with individuals who have acute and/or chronic addiction challenges and concurrent issues. Our program follows a modified Therapeutic Community model of treatment where our Therapists engage in clinical counselling (group and individual) with Residents and participate as part of the broader "community" by engaging in community living activities with our residents (mealtimes and recreation activities,etc).

Our successful candidate will have excellent clinical skills with individuals and groups (concurrent/complex capable), group facilitation experience, crisis intervention and containment skills. Our clients may have correctional involvement, so the ability to understand the dynamics of offender behaviour and assess their needs and risks is important in this role. This is a fast-paced environment, so excellent time management and organizational skills also are essential.

Role Type:

  • 1 Permanent Full-Time position
  • 1 Contract Full-Time position (contract until July 2020) 

Our Therapists work days (Monday to Friday), with additional on-call pager responsibilities on a rotational basis. Therefore some evening, weekend and/or overnight work may be required.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Enhanced vacation entitlement for all staff
  • Excellent health/dental benefits (no employee co-pay)
  • Paid sick and personal days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • RRSP matching incentive

Detailed Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group therapy, and psycho-educational programming/services
  • Develop individual treatment plans with residents and complete required assessments, reports and documentation
  • Utilize evidence-informed practices including (but not limited to) Motivational Interviewing, Stage-Matched Intervention, Trauma-Informed approaches, CBT and DBT
  • Attend both clinical and administrative meetings
  • Monitor resident progress and coordinate resident treatment
  • Participate in program development & evaluation and complete statistics
  • On a rotational basis, provides on-call services during evenings and weekends
  • Conduct educational presentations with residents as required
  • Respond to crisis and urgent situations
  • Transport residents to appointments, hospitals, etc. in agency vehicle
  • Liaise with family members, correctional and community agencies as required
  • Participate in program development activities as required
  • Involvement in program evaluation, data collection/input into CaseWORKS
  • In accordance with a Therapeutic Community Treatment Model, make decisions with a team-based approach
  • Make referrals to internal and/or external programs or services, as appropriate
  • All other duties as required


  • BSW/MSW or other relevant Masters level degree in counselling required (candidates who do not meet this requirement will not be considered)
  • Preference given to candidates who are already registered or have the capacity to be registered with a professional college
  • Certified Addictions Counselor or equivalent an asset
  • Previous experience in the field of addictions and group skills mandatory
  • Previous experience in residential treatment an asset
  • Previous experience in concurrent disorders and trauma an asset
  • Lived experience related to addictions and/or mental health an asset

Other Requirements:

  • Valid G Driver’s License (G2 level or greater), held for a minimum of 3 years
  • Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record
  • Reliable Vehicle
  • Mandatory pager duty, on a rotational basis
  • CSC Clearance conducted by PWGS Canada
  • Standard First Aid/CPR C

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to: hr@stonehengetc.com . Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2019.

Stonehenge Therapeutic Community accommodates the needs of applicants throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Human Rights legislation. Should you require it, accommodation can be made at any point, upon request.

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