The Concurrent Disorders Specialist provides specialized mental health counseling and supports to clients that have been chronically homeless in the recent past. As well, the Concurrent Disorders Specialist manages a designated caseload of clients as a member of a multi-disciplinary outreach team. This front line position requires the provision of mental health and substance use counseling and other supports. The position also involves advocacy and referrals to other clinical specialists and to other appropriate community services.
Our organization works from a harm reduction and trauma-informed perspective. The position requires a strong grounding in a client strengths- based practice and the respectful and engaged participation in joint Team service planning, supervision and case reviews. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a network of community service providers, have a commitment to on-going training, respect client and staff confidentiality and adhere to high ethical standards in all activities relating to this job. As a member of an outreach team a significant portion of services are to be provided in clients’ homes and communities.
The Concurrent Disorders Specialist will provide:
- Client assessments
- Treatment planning and care
- Health promotion, harm reduction and recovery supports
- Team participation
- Community referrals and advocacy
- Case leadership for a designated group of clients
- Registered Psychologist or Provisional Psychologist (with Supervision) or a Masters in Social Work with the authorization to perform psychosocial interventions from their applicable professional college.
- Several years of experience working with persons living with concurrent disorders.
- Ability to travel to meetings in own vehicle.
- Familiarity and supportive of harm reduction, housing first and recovery practices.
- Demonstrated level of literacy, computer and communication skills.