Counsellor – 13 Month Contract

Job Description

In your role as Counsellor, your primary responsibilities will be to provide individual, group and family therapy, education and ongoing assessment of progress to Bellwood clients.  Case coordination and communication across an inter-professional team is an integral component of the role.  You will be responsible for communicating with referral agencies, offer support, and guidance to clients and their families.

Job Responsibilities

  • Competently manage clients with various addictions and mental health issues, including substance abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Addiction, Eating Disorders, Problem Gambling, and other Mental Health Disorders.
  • Works therapeutically with diverse client population through group therapy, or other process groups, individual and family therapy and assessment, as required.
  • Delivers education sessions to Bellwood clients, as well as to public audiences and external groups.
  • Identifies treatment issues and goals with clients, coordinating across broader clinical teams when appropriate.
  • Collaborates in the development, implementation, and follow-up of the client care plan and discharge plans (i.e. continuing care plan).
  • Completes detailed documentation and charting appropriately.  Prepares reports or correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Case management of client caseload.
  • Participates in weekly meetings and consultation meetings of teams – makes recommendations on basis of the client progress.
  • Orients clients in treatment to the continuing care program.
  • Collects a copy of Health Plan and 168 at end of treatment and review these recovery tools with the client.
  • Supporting a framework of accountability for clients in their recovery.
  • Liaise with referral sources, aftercare providers, EAP representative, parole and probation officers, verbally, electronically and/or in writing on a weekly basis and documents in the discharge planning log.
  • Update families on a weekly basis, arrange for family consultation when needed.
  • Engages in personal professional development, maintains appropriate professional associations, and provides current documentation to the Human Resources Department.
  • Provides supervision for students in placement at Bellwood.
  • Undertakes Quality Assurance activities as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Staff will be required to work – days, evenings, and weekends.


  • Master’s degree in Psychology or Social Work or Equivalent; College diploma such as Human Services or Addiction Counselling Diploma or equivalent
  • Three or more years’ experience within addiction/mental health field
  • Experience working with concurrent disorders and multiple addictions
  • DBT training considered a strong asset
  • Experience working with individuals who have trauma is an asset
  • Excellent individual and group therapy skills
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills

Professional Attributes


  • Demonstrated commitment to client-centered care
  • Role models excellence in client care and serves as a mentor
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, facilitation and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to best practice and quality improvement
  • Commitment to the vision and goals of the organization
  • Understanding of change process/theory and an ability to manage change
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Participation in one or more professional associations


Qualified candidates should submit resumes to Human Resources Department, at We will also accept resumes via mail or fax at (416) 495-7943.  For further information, please visit our website at

Bellwood Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and strives to ensure that its hiring process meets the needs of all persons with disabilities. As such, EHN will provide reasonable accommodation for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.