Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 29, 2019Full time
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA. The primary purpose of this position is to provide case management services for individuals with opioid use disorders across the Northwest Territories. The Case Manager must be adept at case management, case planning, assessment, negotiation and mediation skills, as well as team management. The Case Manager is the primary contact for an individual with an opioid use disorder, develops knowledgeable, supportive relationships and is able to leverage external partnerships to translate plans into action. Relationships are based on trust and developed through meetings, goal setting, evaluation and assessment. A primary goal is to support clients to remain in or return to their home communities whenever possible. The Case Manager works within the Mental Health and Addictions Services division, ensuring that clients of the Opioid Therapy Maintenance Program (OMTP) are appropriately assessed and supported to access the programs and services they need to maximize their independence and functioning, along with the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities that enhance quality of life. The case manager plays a lead role in providing outreach services to clients with opioid use disorders. The case manager will work within a recovery-oriented service delivery model. This position provides case management services to NWT residents with an Opioid Used Disorder within the OMTP. The position reports administratively to the Territorial Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Services and receives ongoing clinical supervision and guidance through matrix relationships established within the NTHSSA Clinical Integration team. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 1) Master’s Level Degree in an Allied Health field (such as Mental Health and Addictions, Medical Social Work, Psychology, or Occupational Therapy) with two years’ experience in Addictions work or, 2) Bachelor Degree in an Allied Health field such as Mental Health and Addictions, Medical Social Work, Psychology, or Occupational Therapy) with 5 (five) years’ experience in Addictions work or, 3) Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner with minimum of 3 (three) years clinical practice experience that includes case management and experience providing services to adults with complex substance abuse disorders.