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Temporary full-time (up to 14 months)




Ability, Experience, and Skills for this position include (but not limited to):

  • Minimum four (4) year university degree in the area of social work, health, or psychology
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in mental health and/or addictions
  • Registration and good standing with a professional regulatory college
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community organizations and resources
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of harm reduction, abstinence-based models, addiction assessment/screening tools, and treatment approaches
  • Demonstrated knowledge of addiction supportive housing models and intensive addiction case management
  • Knowledge of current opioid issues including risks, overdose prevention and opioid replacement therapy
  • Demonstrated competence working in an independent and flexible manner in a community-based setting
  • Experience using Electronic Health Record systems
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong time management and project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with presentation skills
  • Must be reliable and have a good attendance record
  • Oral and written proficiency in both official languages is an asset
  • Requires a valid “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence and use of a reliable vehicle
  • A current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) with satisfactory clearance is a condition of employment, at own expense

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Algoma Public Health will provide accommodation for candidates with disabilities, upon request


Deadline for receipt of applications: 
December 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Submit applications to: 
Algoma Public Health
c/o Human Resources 
294 Willow Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON   P6B 0A9 

Email:  recruitment@algomapublichealth.com


We would like to thank all candidates for responding; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.