Owen Sound

Position Summary

The MSW/MHC-M will implement and monitor services to meet the needs of individuals with mental health and addiction needs who are of First Nations heritage.  The MSW/MHC-M must be able to function independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team and work cooperatively with multiple service providers. The successful candidate, following Recovery Principles will provide high quality assessment and counselling using trauma informed therapeutic models.  This position will work with the Addiction Service Programs/site and our Saugeen First Nations and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation communities.  They will develop and support an indigenous culturally sensitive environment and ensure member of our First Nations communities are supported in their addiction treatment in a culturally sensitive manner both in their communities and at ATS. This position is initially targeted to work at our Withdrawal Management Services with the understanding that the MSW/MHC-M is a member of Outpatient Mental Health Services and as such may be assigned to another program as needed.




  • Master’s degree in Social Work and membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related health or Social Science field
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario, or the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers


  • Minimum 2 years recent experience working with individuals with significant mental health and/or addiction needs
  • P.I. training up to date
  • P.R. – basic certification
  • Knowledge and appreciation of Recovery Principles
  • Prior experience working with First Nation communities
  • Excellent assessment and treatment skills utilizing modalities of individual and group therapies
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act and familiarity with DSM-V
  • Training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Training and experience in Group therapy
  • Trauma informed practices
  • Access to reliable transportation – travel throughout Grey and Bruce Counties is required
  • Analytical and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle and respect confidential information with tact and diplomacy are essential
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team setting
  • Able to work all shifts
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-03-15
Closing Date: 2022-03-21

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