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  • Organization:

    Addiction Services Central Ontario

    City and Province:

    Aurora, ON

    Job Position:

    Case Manager 2

    Open Date:



    JOB POSTING 2023.21FT

    2 Permanent Full-time Positions

    Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO) is a charitable, community-based addiction services organization with its main office located in Aurora, Ontario and provides programs and services in York Region, South Simcoe and some parts of Toronto. To better reflect the people and communities we serve, our name has changed from Addiction Services for York Region to Addiction Services Central Ontario. Be sure to visit our new website:

    ASCO unites to offer hope and promote recovery through outstanding service and innovation. Addiction Services Central Ontario takes pride in its passion for client service. Each day presents new opportunities to demonstrate leadership and expertise in addictions to the community. ASCO embraces a holistic, biological, psychological, social and spiritual approach to addiction. A holistic approach places the person at the centre. The agency uses a harm reduction approach in addiction treatment and equally respects individuals who choose abstinence or harm reduction. ASCO’s four strategic priorities are: Organizational Excellence, Building Awareness, Service Expansion and Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations.

    Addiction Services Central Ontario is seeking two highly motivated and energetic individuals for the position of Case Manager 2 for our Housing Support Services Program.

    With ASCO’s current increase of in-person services, this position will be based in the Aurora office location, as well as other satellite office locations and clinics including York Region, North York and South Simcoe, reporting to the Assigned Supervisor. ASCO is required to follow all public health and provincial directives as well as of those of our Ontario Health Team partners as related to the pandemic and other health issues that may come forward, including but not limited to vaccination requirements.

    These are full-time permanent positions, for 35 hours per week, with a minimum of two evenings per week, providing services throughout York Region, North York and South Simcoe. Weekend work is also expected (i.e. some Saturdays). The hourly wage rate for this position is $32.47.

    Why work at ASCO?
    • 3 weeks’ Vacation to start; 4 weeks after one (1) year of continuous service
    • HOOPP Pension Plan for Full-time and Part-time permanent staff
    • 3 Flex Days to be taken throughout the year
    • 15 days’ Paid Personal time
    • Education Allowance provided up to $300 per fiscal year
    • 5 Education Days per fiscal year provided for personal and professional development
    • Comprehensive Benefits package
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Various employer-paid training programs
    • Mileage reimbursement when required
    • Free On-site Parking

    Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to organizational policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Protection of Privacy, Workplace Violence, Discrimination and Harassment policies, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities, etc.
    • Follows all health and safety policies and procedures as per our Health & Safety Program, and actively maintains a healthy & safe work environment through both actions and words.
    • Functions in accordance with relevant professional standards of practice.
    • Regularly updates professional knowledge through educational events, workshops, and profession related reading and training.
    • Takes part in regular supervision with the Clinical Supervisor, providing necessary information for review of client files and discussion of appropriate interventions, and sets professional goals where required related to skill and knowledge acquisition.
    • Engages in regular performance reviews and provides feedback concerning own performance.
    • Accepts direction from the Clinical Supervisor and provides feedback concerning client and service issues.
    • Completes mandated assessment tool (GAIN)
    • Negotiates individualized treatment plan, based on feedback from the assessment results, the client’s strengths, prioritized problem areas, client’s preference and readiness to change, and identification of potential barriers to treatment entry.
    • Develops a clear plan of action; including client’s identified goals, treatment interventions, specific referral as appropriate, duration and frequency of on-going services.
    • Demonstrates ability to observe boundaries, engage in appropriate emotional regulation.
    • Establishes collaborative partnerships with clients that involve non-judgmental listening and client-directed goal setting that fosters independence, self-determination, competence and hope, by employing strengths based principles and practices.
    • Informs clients of confidentiality requirements and the limitations of confidentiality.
    • Collects relevant information through assessment from clients, and with their permission, from family members and other service providers in order to collaboratively develop a treatment plan.
    • Develops long term goals, short term objectives to meet their goals, and concrete action steps to achieve the objectives.
    • Collaboratively develops individualized crisis prevention/intervention plans with clients as required.
    • Helps clients to take advantage of wellness opportunities including healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and a variety of self-care strategies.
    • Provides supportive counselling.
    • Provides information about community resources to clients, and with their permission, family and significant others.
    • Attends case conferences, and accompanies clients to agencies, and to health-related and other appointments.
    • Collaboratively develops with clients a transition plan that will result in a positive termination of service.
    • Participate in Group Services delivery upon completion of orientation, shadowing and training
    • Follows program guidelines and the Client Safety Framework to promote the safety of clients.
    • Provides appropriate support to clients who have reported actions that are contrary to the Health & Safety program, or who have engaged in actions that are contrary to the program
    • As applicable, works with clients to identify safety issues, and develop prevention and response strategies
    • Maintains client files according to agency policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures.
    • Maintains timely and comprehensive documentation of plans, summaries, client contacts and interventions and any other client issues in clients’ files, including in agency databases and information management systems.
    • Reports statistics about clinical activities using mandated database and using agency format.
    • Completes monthly, annual and other reported documentation as required in a punctual and comprehensive manner.
    • Maintains clear and concise client records that are based upon facts and observations, avoiding opinion or subjective conclusions.
    • Conducts individual case management sessions - the frequency and length of sessions may vary depending on the client’s needs and program format.
    • Maximizes client’s participation in treatment, community services and events and actively promotes self-efficacy.
    • Provides supportive counselling including, but not limited to, brief intervention, lifestyle and personal counselling to assist individuals to develop skills to manage substance abuse and related problems, and/or maintain and enhance treatment goals.
    • Knowledge and understanding of services provided such as referrals to therapy, residential treatment, detox, relapse prevention, crisis intervention, follow-up and aftercare.
    • Develops and maintains extensive knowledge of the supports and services in Central Ontario and surrounding areas.
    • Establishes effective working relationships with hospitals, physicians, emergency shelters, community mental health and addiction providers, housing providers, and other community agencies and resources and helps clients to negotiate with services and engage in self-advocacy.
    • Engages in community capacity building to support people.
    • May sit on external and internal committees that are consumer related, upon approval of the Clinical Supervisor.
    • Advocates ensuring that services and supports are meeting a client’s needs.
    • Intervenes on client's behalf, as requested or indicated, with other agency staff, the housing provider or other community services.
    • Develops an advocacy plan in collaboration with clients to ensure access to mental health services, and to address any other identified issues.
    • Engages in systemic advocacy to address issues of inequality and injustice with the support of the Program Supervisor.
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Director.
    • Liaises with community partners and other agencies in a manner that promotes the agency’s reputation and facilitates quality care for shared clients.
    • Participates in agency work delegated to committees related to staff development, program planning, social activities, community information, etc.
    • Shares information and constructive observations with colleagues that promote clinical and administrative activities of the agency, including peer review and consultation,
    • Commitment to research investigations, pilot projects, etc. that may be undertaken by the agency.
    • Helps ensure the agency and program objectives are met.
    • Participates in public education, student placement mentoring, program development, planning groups, etc., as appropriate and/or assigned.
    • Demonstrated interest in health care and the specific fields of substance abuse, problem gambling, concurrent disorders, and supportive housing.
    • Works harmoniously with colleagues, including not behaving in ways that are likely to be offensive in any manner to others and confronting such behaviours by others.
    • Ensuring case management support is conducted with an Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism (AOAR) framework and through an AOAR lens.
    • Conducts self in a responsible, professional manner.
    • Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, one of the sciences, or a health-related discipline preferred, with a considerable knowledge of substance abuse issues
    • Member or member in progress with one of the regulatory colleges under the Regulated Health Professionals Act ex: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario; Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
    • Experience working with marginalized populations, combined with a considerable knowledge of substance use / misuse issues
    • Minimum 2 years of case management experience
    • Proven work experience in housing, basic life skills, counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, meditation, and conflict resolution
    • Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications, and the isolation felt by individuals with serious mental illness and their families.
    • Ability to practice in a culturally sensitive manner using anti-racism and anti-oppression principles.
    • Ability to work in a harm reduction context
    • Sound knowledge, awareness and understanding of anti-oppression and anti-racism (AOAR) practices
    • Knowledge of The Ontario Mental Health Act, Mental Health reform principles, the Substitute Decisions Act, and the Health Care Consent Act and PHIPA requirements.
    • Knowledge of The Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Child and Family Services Act
    • Certification in the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) a definite asset
    • Extensive knowledge of supports and services in York Region, including formal and informal resources is an asset.
    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • The ability to provide services in French and any additional languages a definite asset

    Other requirements
    • A valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle
    • A successful Police Vulnerable Sector Check, as per agency policy and procedures

    Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter detailing what interests you about this opportunity and experience you have that sets you apart from others.

    Apply online at:

    Deadline to Apply: Until Filled.

    The process we will undertake to recruit for this role includes:
    • Initial screening of resumes and covering letters
    • Those who are successful in moving through the initial screening process, will be asked to participate in a brief telephone interview
    • Those who are successful in the telephone interview will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview to gain a better understanding of the role, as well as provide you the opportunity to discuss how your experience fits well with this opportunity.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code, and we encourage you to reflect upon the diversity you would bring to this role within your application. We are wholly committed to integration and to building a diverse, inclusive, accessible and respectful workplace where every employee has a voice and is given the opportunity to fully contribute, ensuring an equal employment environment without discrimination or harassment, while maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We remain committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.

    ASCO is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2 persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


  • Organization:

    Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

    City and Province:


    Job Position:

    Youth Wellness Counsellor

    Open Date:




    Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non-profit
    organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to
    providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and
    collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.

    Position # 2023 - 79
    Position Title: Youth Wellness Counsellor
    Posting Date: September 11, 2023
    Start Date: ASAP
    Hours: 37.5 hours – Monday-Friday, with evening and some weekend hours required.
    Position Status: Full-time, Indeterminant
    Salary Range: Inuuqatigiit Centre offers a competitive wage and benefit package.

    Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Initiatives and Mental Health
    the Youth Wellness Counsellor provides wholistic mental health and substance
    use/abuse services to Inuit youth and families through individual and group
    activities that focus on their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being
    using a culturally based, trauma-informed and harm-reduction approach.

     Provide high quality individual and group counselling services using a harm-
    reduction approach.
     Help clients examine their wellbeing including substance use, developing life skills,
    coping strategies and engaging in healthy recreational, cultural, and social activities in the community
     Ensure use of trauma informed practice to support clients and provide culturally and linguistically relevant service;
     Respond appropriately and in a timely manner to crisis situations involving clients;
    including assessing and addressing risky behaviors' (self harm, suicidal ideation);
     Participate in case management with Inuuqatigiit Centre staff team and including case conferencing with external agencies.
     Develop and facilitate substance use and mental health related group counselling and psychoeducational groups.
     Complete screenings and assessment for substance use and mental health.
     Provide education on the relation between substance abuse and trauma, alcohol/drug information, harm reduction, emotional regulation and management of triggers.
     Provide clients with thorough and effective case management.
     Refer youth/parents to appropriate services as required and document the results of these referrals.
     Utilize harm reduction and evidence based therapeutic approaches.
     Provide education and support in the distribution and use of Naloxone kits.
     Incorporate traditional values and culture-based practices into the therapeutic work to promote wellness and healing.
     Document individualized healing and/or safety plans for individuals.
     Keep all case notes and clinical information secured in locked cabinet.
     Maintain accurate client information in the Inuuqatigiit Centre client database.
     Meet all tracking, evaluation, and reporting requirements of fund and Inuuqatigiit
    Centre (e.g. attendance, project statistics, project targets, surveys, completing
    Incident/Accident reports etc.)
     Be available to consult with Agency staff regarding issues related to substance abuse.

     Accountable to support clients: youth and parents, caregivers as required.
     Accountable for the safety and security of clients, including on-going assessment of
    client status, possibility of harm to self or others and related mental health
     Accountable for maintaining client confidentiality and privacy of personal information, including client files, as per the agency’s policies.
     Accountable for incorporating cultural counselling perspectives in client services.
     Adhere to and promote the mandate, workplan and mission of Inuuqatigiit Centre.

     Must demonstrate stress resistance and stamina in working with youth and children.
     Ability to function effectively in a high stress environment.
     Willing to work flexible hours as needed to meet programming and client needs;
     Ability to work in a collaborative staff team environment.
     Provide service in office and on an outreach basis.

     Knowledge of the needs of Inuit youth and issues faced by Inuit parents/caregiver.
     Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports.
     Knowledge of the socio determinants of health and intergenerational trauma that may impact Inuit youth and families.
     Knowledge of Inuit and non-Inuit community services and supports.
     Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication, and commitment to the well-being of Inuit children, youth, and families.
     Ability to communicate effective orally, in writing and in English.
     Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software.
     Strong organizational, program planning and problem-solving skills.

     Inuit descent preferred.
     Fluency in Inuktitut preferred.
     Respect for the Inuit traditions, values, and norms of clients.
     Post-secondary education in related field including courses in addictions and trauma.
     Minimum of 2 year’s experience providing alcohol, drug and mental health counselling.
     Registration with recognized professional body preferred or willingness to obtain.
     Certification in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills is an asset.
     Experience working with Indigenous populations is an asset.
     Experience providing individual and group counselling related to substance abuse:
    harm reduction, prevention, treatment, and aftercare.
     Comply with Standards of Professional Conduct and Oath of Confidentiality.
     Current Police Records Check-Vulnerable Sector required in keeping with Inuuqatigiit Centre’s Personnel Policies and Procedures.
     Medical certification of good health and record of up-to-date immunizations;
     Proof of COVID-19 vaccine (Dose 1 & 2).
     TB Test, if applicable.
     ASIST, First Aid/CPR Certification (or willingness to become certified); and
     Valid drivers license an asset.

    Please apply with a cover letter and up-to-date resume to:

    Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout
    the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact the
    HR Department through the contact information provided above, so that we can
    make suitable arrangements with you.
    When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position,
    preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.
    We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an
    interview will be contacted. This position is dependent upon funding approval.

  • Organization:

    Westover Treatment Centre

    City and Province:

    Thamesville, ON

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:



    Casual, part-time addiction worker for afternoons, midnights, and weekends.

    Responsible for the welfare of clients, security of the treatment centre and administration of any emergencies during the evening, weekend, and night shifts. Under the direction of the Program Director.

    Core Competencies:
    · Presents a positive and professional image at all times
    · Good time management and quality orientation
    · High level of discretion and confidentiality
    · Self-motivated, self reliant and flexible
    · Good problem solving, sound judgement and decision making

    · Accountability, dependability, ethical

    · Good communication skills
    · Sound leadership, staff management skills
    · Energy

    · Enforcing Rules and Regulations
    · Mediating and Negotiating
    · Coaching and Mentoring
    · Team Work

    · Working toward Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (C.C.A.C and/or I.C.A.D.C.) or related certificate.
    · A sound knowledge of various therapeutic addiction counselling theories and practices is required, especially in the areas of clinical evaluation of alcohol and drug issues, treatment planning, counselling, education and prevention, documentation and professional and ethical standards.
    · Culturally sensitive.
    · Able to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people of different ages and cultures, in potentially volatile and emotionally charged situations.
    · Computer literacy skills in including Word, Excel, e-mail, CATALYST

    · Sound knowledge of the following techniques is required: crisis intervention, anger diffusion, conflict intervention and resolution.
    · Knowledge of the Mental Health Act, the Child and Family Services Act and adherence to ethical and professional standards of conduct is required.
    · Demonstrated ability to assist clients, family members with concern and empathy; respecting their confidentiality and privacy and communicating in a courteous and respectful manner.
    · Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
    · Maintains current first aid certification.

  • Organization:

    Union Gospel Mission

    City and Province:

    Vancouver, BC

    Job Position:

    Supervisor, Counselling

    Open Date:



    The Opportunity

    Are you passionate about walking alongside women residents in a client-centred, strength-based fashion, with trauma-informed care to empower residents to take responsibility for their recovery? Do you seek to model the love and care of Christ, exhibiting grace and truth to nurture a community environment that fosters healing and growth? Do you have strong teamwork and leadership skills? Are you experienced in nurturing a vibrant organizational culture and spiritual health?

    As Supervisor, Counselling, your primary role will be to supervise the Sanctuary Counsellors and Student Practicums, as well as provide individual counselling and facilitate group sessions for the residents of the Sanctuary Program and its alumnae. You will also lead group sessions that foster effective learning and are consistent with Biblical principles. You will have a Masters degree in Counselling from a recognized, fully accredited university, as well as RCC and CCAC certification. If you have experience with counselling clients who experience various barriers, including poverty and trauma, and have excellent knowledge of alcohol & drug and mental health disorders, then this position may be the perfect fit!

    You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems. There will be other staff nearby to assist as required.

    This is a permanent full-time (37.5 hours per week) position. For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website at

    Who We Are

    Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2021. We provide competitive salaries, generous vacation and sick leave, an RRSP matching program, as well as the potential for educational assistance. In addition our extensive benefits plan is fully employer-paid and includes extended dental and medical, as well as $4,500 per year in pooled para-medical expenses. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team. If you are someone who desires to learn and grow, has a passion to serve and make a difference, and connects with others with both humility and humour, then you will be a great fit at UGM.

    What You’ll Need

    If you are considering employment with UGM, you must:
    • be legally entitled to work in Canada
    • be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values
    • agree with our Statement of Faith
    • be willing to provide, as a condition of employment, a current criminal record check, with vulnerable sector search, if you are the successful candidate.
    • possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and submit a current driver’s abstract.

    How to Apply

    To submit your cover letter and résumé by August 24, 2023, click on the "Apply for this position" button on the left panel of this page or below. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Bethany Cheung at We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Indigenous individuals. Due to the fragile nature of the clients we serve, only female applicants will be considered for this position.

  • Organization:

    Northeastern Recovery Centre

    City and Province:

    Kirkland Lake, ON

    Job Position:

    Executive Director

    Open Date:



    Looking for an opportunity to lead and develop a new 10 bed residential treatment centre and 2 bed withdrawal unit from the bottom up and make a lasting impact on lives in Northeastern Ontario? Want to live or commute to an area which is becoming more diversified, features both cultural opportunities and access to pristine landscape and year-round outdoor play? Looking for more affordable housing in a welcoming community?

    Join the Northeastern Recovery Centre in Kirkland Lake, Ontario to set the overall direction of the organization, develop and implement strategies, oversee financial management, and manage staff. The Executive Director will also be expected to build relationships with stakeholders, develop partnerships, and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations. Preference will be given to candidates with clinical experience and knowledge in substance abuse treatment.

    • Leads, manages and motivates a strong multidisciplinary team commitment in delivering the highest quality of services
    • Supports the clinical team by providing hands on guidance and support
    • Manages the financial affairs, develops internal controls and financial management policies
    • Serves as key administrative support to the organization in the development and implementation of policies and by-laws
    • Monitor and evaluate program performance and develop structure of the centre to meet standards of care
    • Facilitates the development of a district-wide model of care to ensure client wrap around services

    • Successful completion of baccalaureate degree in relevant health services and public/business administration (preferred) and at least 3 to 5 years of senior management experience
    • Certificate of Registration with the Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation- (preferred)
    • Thorough knowledge of counselling and program standards of care of substance use disorders and mental health resources preferably in residential treatment settings
    • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, clients, families, volunteers, board members, community partners and Ontario Health officials in advancing the mission of the organization
    • Excellent skills in planning, organizational and financial management and the
    • Ability to lead and develop a diverse team of health professionals and non-professionals and volunteers in the development of wrap around services for persons and their families living with substance use disorders.
    • Involves limited local and out- of -town travel, use of own vehicle and valid driver’s licence
    • Bilingualism an asset

    • Represents the organization at public events and in the media

    *Generous benefit package
    *Assistance finding accommodation
    *Anticipated Start Date: July-17-23
    Schedule: Full-time Monday to Friday

    Apply to our Board of Directors at
    Closing date when successful applicant is hired
    Salary- from $90,000/ annually

  • Organization:

    The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre

    City and Province:

    Yellowknife, NT

    Job Position:

    Community Wellness Worker

    Open Date:



    As an addictions counsellor the successful candidate must have a sound knowledge in the addictions field and possess excellent computer/administration/organizational skills, as well as awareness and understanding of the historical context of alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment in a First Nations community. She/he must also be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, be living a healthy lifestyle and be alcohol and drug free for a minimum of two years. Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counsellor would be viewed as an asset. A Criminal Record Check is required.

    To promote awareness of the effects of alcohol and drugs on aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in order to encourage a change in their lifestyle.
    To give support to individuals and families of substance abuse users.
    To encourage and support sobriety among aboriginal and non-aboriginal substance abuse users.

    Ensure compliance with and maintain membership in good standings with counselling code of ethics.
    Build your client base by providing daily one-on-one therapeutic rehabilitative counselling techniques.
    Maintain confidentiality and confidential client case notes, accurate records and reports regarding the clients histories and progress, services provided, and other required information.
    Prepare a treatment plan for clients to attend a treatment centre suitable to their addiction. Prepare an aftercare plan for the clients.
    Assist client to re-adapt to the community by providing individual, family or group counselling in how best to avoid peer pressure to resume using alcohol and/or drugs.
    Preparing forms for clients approved for treatment. Case manage client during their treatment by establishing and maintaining a close working relationship with treatment centre staff.
    Liaise with government and non-government agencies in regards to the client.
    Client data entry.

    Experience working with First Nations in addictions would be an asset.
    Minimum 2 year's experience working in a related position preferred, ideally in a community based setting.
    Experience in counselling/therapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, mediation and on conflict resolution.
    Valid driver's license would be an asset

    Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
    Ability to prevent and/or resolve developing crises. De-escalate situations as required.
    Ability to prioritize work with competing demands.
    Broad knowledge of explanatory theories related to addictions, mental health and homelessness.
    Computer proficiency in: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    A salary and a benefit package is available and a job description can be obtained by calling (867) 873-2864.
    This competition will close when a suitable applicant is found. Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Resumes can be sent to:
    Katherine Arden
    Community Wellness Manager
    The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre
    5011-51 Street, 2nd Floor, PO Box 2667
    Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P9
    Fax: (867) 873-5185

  • Organization:

    Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education Society

    City and Province:


    Job Position:

    Clinical Counsellor

    Open Date:



    Title: Counsellor
    Reports to: Manager, Mental Health & Substance Use
    Salary: Starting at $66,300 per year

    Do you possess the gift of empathy that allows you to make genuine connections with people? Are you motivated by using your talents to support others in their personal growth? Come work for one of BC’s top not-for-profit societies!


    Job Summary

    The Counsellor works collaboratively as a member of an integrated services team that provides substance use and other specialized counselling, education, and support services to residents. This position facilitates the recovery and capacity building of residents to maximize their social and economic, and other life potentials and support their goals for successful independent living in the community.

    There are currently multiple Counsellor positions available. Specific information will be made available if you are contacted for a pre-screen.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Demonstrated knowledge of concurrent disorders, addictions, and addictions counselling.
    Participate in team efforts to maintain and continuously improve the intake, admissions, and orientation process. Educates client regarding recovery maintenance, relapse prevention personal and life management, identifies and prioritizes life area needs.
    Maintain accurate client records (assessment data, client care plan, goal setting, case notes and discharge summaries, behavior contracts, incident reports, medication logs) reports, ensures that all required documentation is complete and on time.
    Act as a positive role model, coach, advisor, leader and rational authority for clients. Teaches clients effective social and interpersonal skills through daily groups and through the tasks of appropriate daily living and social activities.
    Create and maintain a therapeutic environment following therapeutic community principles which encourage awareness of interdependence of community members, and the value of responsible concern for self and others.
    Provide helpful information, encouragement, hope for change and for the future. Demonstrates a working knowledge of accepted counselling approaches i.e. solution-focused therapy, addiction counselling, cognitive re-structuring, behavior therapy, client-centered therapy with the focus on building on the client’s internal capacity and potential to change.
    Conduct individual and group counselling sessions.



    Academic: Master’s degree in counselling or social work (Registered Clinical Counsellor)
    Experience: At least three (3) year’s relevant work experience. Direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support services systems is preferred.
    Eligible for registration with relevant professional association.
    Criminal Record check for working with vulnerable populations Social Services Field: Preference will be given to those with experience in substance use services and/or social services, preferably within a community setting, with demonstration of sensitivity to the issues of people affected by substance misuse, concurrent disorders, and homelessness.
    Computer Skills: excellent skills including Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Client Information Management Database, Internet, and troubleshooting skill.
    Have a valid RCC Registered Clinical Counsellor designation from the BCACC – BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or have a CCC- Canadian Clinical Counsellor Certification from the CCPA - Canadian Couselling and Psychotherapy Association


    The Phoenix Society is a multi-service agency operating across the Lower Mainland in BC and is dedicated to providing accessible services and opportunities to people who face barriers related to addiction, mental health, housing, education, criminal justice involvement and/or employment.

    What we offer

    Employee Assistance Program
    Disability and Life insurance
    100% Employer Paid Extended health care (Dental, Vision, paramedical)
    Flexible schedule
    Matching RRSP contribution
    Paid sick and personal leave days
    Education and Training allowance
    Bring your dog to work
    Vaccination Requirement

    Effective October 26 2021, all new hires at the Phoenix Society require full COVID 19 vaccinations (have a series of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    Phoenix Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.


    Application Process: Please apply with a cover letter and resume via email,, or via our application link,

    Application Deadline: The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

  • Organization:

    Phoenix Drug & Alcohol Recovery & Education Society

    City and Province:


    Job Position:

    Clinical Counsellor, Youth Program

    Open Date:



    Job Summary

    The Clinical Counsellor provides counselling and support to individuals experiencing mental health and substance use issues. This position facilitates the recovery and capacity building of residents to maximize their social and economic, and other life potentials and support their goals for successful independent living in the community.

    This may include confidential individual or group counselling; tailored client care plans; and referrals for additional treatment. The position will also provide education to individuals and groups on mental health and addiction related topics. The Clinical Counsellor is familiar with other services and resources in the community and works closely to provide information and support when required.

    Organizational Status

    The Phoenix Society is a multi-service agency located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia dedicated to providing accessible services and opportunities to people who face barriers related to addiction, mental health, housing, education, criminal justice involvement and/or employment. The Clinical Counsellor works within Phoenix’s Tier 4 Provincial Substance Use Treatment Program for individuals experiencing serious substance use concerns, specifically drug and alcohol issues, or have concurrent disorders.

    Work Performed

    Program Management

    × Participate in team efforts to maintain and continuously improve the intake, admissions and orientation process

    × Conduct integrated services assessment interviews, ensuring clients’ privacy and the confidentiality of their personal information

    × Assess clients’ suitability for the program and makes referrals to other agencies when necessary

    × Orient clients to the program by educating them on recovery maintenance, relapse prevention, and personal and life management

    × Maintain accurate client records (e.g., assessment data, client care plan, goal setting, case notes and discharge summaries, behaviour contracts, incident reports, medication logs, etc.), reports, and statistics required by management

    × Ensure that all required documentation is complete and on time

    × Work with the integrated addiction services team on clients’ case planning and concerns. Ask for assistance when required, communicating with case managers, social workers, probation services, etc. as required

    × Make arrangements for facilities and materials necessary for group sessions

    × Assist with program evaluation and obtain client feedback through questionnaires and surveys on services provided

    Client Services

    × Act as a positive role model, coach, advisor, leader and rational authority for clients

    × Teach clients effective social and interpersonal skills through daily groups and through the tasks of appropriate daily living and social activities

    × Create and maintain a therapeutic environment following therapeutic community principles which encourage awareness of interdependence of community members and the value of responsible concern for oneself and others

    × Work with clients and the integrated addiction services team to develop client care plans (e.g., health, housing, education, employment, etc.), recovery maintenance plans and relapse prevention plans

    × Assist clients in identifying high risk situations and in establishing strategies to avoid relapse or to get back on track quickly if relapse occurs

    × Monitor clients’ progress and modify client care plans as necessary

    × Orient client volunteers and provide coaching, guidance and feedback on assigned tasks

    × Identify and act on changing dynamics of groups by assessing verbal and non-verbal responses, and checking in regularly with participants

    × Act on issues that affect the safety and stability of the residential program environment


    × Respond appropriately and effectively to clients who are typically in various stages of recovery, have difficulty self-regulating and problem solving, and who may have physical, mental, social, legal and financial problems

    × Demonstrate a working knowledge of accepted counselling approaches, i.e., solution-focused therapy, addiction counselling, cognitive re-structuring, behaviour therapy, and client-centred therapy with the focus on building the client’s internal capacity and potential to change

    × Act as an approachable, friendly and ethical representative of the Society by building rapport with clients, enhancing clients' motivation for positive change and encouraging clients to make healthy lifestyle choices

    × Provide individual and group counselling to clients affected by substance use, mental health challenges, trauma, homelessness, criminal justice involvement and other poverty related issues in a professional and ethical manner, reflecting evidence-based practices and clinical experience

    × Explore the nature of clients’ problems and their meaning for the client and significant others

    × Assist clients in problem solving and decision-making by fostering the client’s ability to recognize problems and to determine paths of solutions

    × Help the client mobilize resources to resolve their problems and/or modify attitudes and values

    × Facilitate learning of healthy choices, coping skills, relationships and boundaries; effective communication and conflict resolution; and positive parenting techniques

    × Respond to clients' requests and crises in a responsible, timely and flexible manner

    × Respond to the feelings, attitudes, values and concerns of clients with empathy and respect for their life journey


    × Master’s degree in counselling

    × 3 to 5 years of experience providing counselling in the community social services sector and working with marginalized populations, substance use services, mental health, corrections, etc., or equivalent

    × Demonstrated knowledge of the population health framework, social determinants of health, the biopsychosocial model of addiction, and concurrent disorders

    × Satisfactory completion of a criminal records check with vulnerable sector screening is required

    × Satisfactory completion of Tuberculosis Screening form is required

    × Satisfactory completion of Employee Immunization Record form is required

    × First aid certification with CPR is required

    × Valid driver’s license is required

    Have a valid RCC Registered Clinical Counsellor designation from the BCACC – BC Association of Clinical Counsellors,
    Or have a CCC- Canadian Clinical Counsellor Certification from the CCPA- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

    Skills & Knowledge

    × Excellent knowledge of the issues pertaining to recovery, substance use, concurrent disorders, homelessness, and addictions counselling

    × Excellent knowledge of the BC Mental Health Act, Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Adult Care Regulations, Personal Information Protection Act, etc., and other facilities and community resources

    × Good knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques

    × High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

    × Strong case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills

    × Strong therapeutic skills in the areas of individual and group therapy with adults with substance use and/or concurrent disorders

    × Strong skills in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and database management systems

    × Strong problem solving, analytical, and creative skills with the ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses

    × Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English

    × Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting in-depth knowledge of community resources and strong relationships with community partners

    × Ability to lead and work in a trauma-informed practice

    × Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the organization’s mission is essential


    Approach to Work

    × Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness

    × Actively seeks and incorporates feedback to inform continuous self-improvement

    × Sets goals, creates and implements action plans, monitors progress, and evaluates results

    × Adeptly manages competing tasks and uses time efficiently and effectively

    Job Knowledge & Quality of Work

    × High-degree of relevant and current job knowledge and skill

    × Consistently produces accurate, thorough, high-quality work in a timely manner

    × Builds and promotes a culture of health and safety in the workplace

    × Implements and enforces best practices in health and safety within the workplace

    Judgement & Decision-Making

    × Models independent thinking and creativity

    × Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills

    × Makes clear, consistent, transparent and timely decisions after contemplating various available courses of action

    × Exercises sound judgment in the best interests of the organization

    Communication & Interpersonal Skills

    · Expresses themselves clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing

    · Displays high emotional intelligence; uses tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential situations

    · Has a manner, style and presence that makes a positive impression

    · Listens to and considers others’ views

    Personal Leadership

    · Models the organization’s core values of social justice, teamwork, social innovation, and strength-based practices

    · Fosters enthusiasm, energy and commitment

    · Takes responsibility for personal actions, performance and health

    · Is reliable and accountable; shows up on time ready to work

    Teamwork & Collaboration

    · Effectively works with their colleagues to ensure organizational success

    · Champions positive working relationships with staff and external stakeholders

    · Supports an environment of openness, and champions teamwork and communication across programs

    · Leverages the expertise and experience of others for organizational success

    Vaccination Requirement

    Effective October 26 2021, all new hires at the Phoenix Society require full COVID 19 vaccinations (have a series of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

    What we offer

    100% employer paid benefits
    Disability and Life insurance
    Employee Assistance Program
    100% Employer Paid Extended health care (Dental, Vision, paramedical)
    Flexible schedule
    Matching RRSP contribution
    6 sick and 6 personal leave days a year
    Education and Training allowance
    Bring your dog to work

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

    Phoenix Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.


    Application Process: Please apply with a cover letter and resume via email,, or via our application link,

    Application Deadline: The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

  • Organization:

    Richardson Executive Search

    City and Province:

    Lethbridge or Red Deer, AB

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:




    Our client, a recently formed company in the Healthcare industry, is seeking an experienced Counsellor to join their facilities in both Red Deer and Lethbridge, Alberta. In a residential treatment environment, the Counsellor works with individuals who have acute and/or chronic addiction issues and comorbid mental health challenges.

    Therapeutic Living Units (TLU) are Therapeutic Communities embedded in correctional settings. This model provides a unique opportunity for inmates (referred to as members) to proactively engage in evidence-based care for substance use disorders. The ‘agent’ of change in the TLU is the whole community. The role of the Therapist is to support the “community as method” process. Staff involve themselves in activities such as recreation, meal preparation, dining, and chores, on an equal footing with TLU members, as a means of emphasizing their membership in the community and their participation as role models.

    Reporting to the Therapist and Program Manager, and as a key member of the TLU staff team, the Counsellor is an active TLU member and, as such, also participates in community living activities with our members including mealtimes and recreation activities.

    The Counsellor requires clinical skills with individuals and groups, group facilitation experience, crisis intervention and containment skills. They require the ability to understand the dynamics of offending behavior and to assess this population’s needs and risks. This is an immersive and intensive treatment environment; thus, excellent time management and organizational skills are essential.


    • In alignment with the program model, provide therapeutic interventions that meet the needs and preferences of their caseload.
    • Under the direction of the Therapist and Program Lead, assist in facilitating all elements of the weekly program schedule for members ensuring a balance between formalized therapeutic interventions and unstructured program components.
    • Assist with the implementation of all new treatment initiatives.
    • Attend all clinical and administrative meetings as directed by the Program Lead.
    • Actively participate in scheduled clinical review meetings for TLU staff and other clinical and administrative meetings.
    • Actively provide input into the development and review of member’s staged and shared care treatment plans.
    • Maintain standards of confidentiality and consent and ethical and professional boundaries while working with TLU members.
    • Provide and receive constructive feedback to advance member’s personal growth and agency and to enhance the collective health and effectiveness of the TLU environment.
    • Actively participate as a valued TLU member by promoting and contributing to a psychologically safe and supportive team environment through attendance at groups, as well as supervising and training staff and conducting workshops under the direction of the Program Lead or Therapist.
    • Regularly assess the physical, social, and psychological environment of the TLU, increasing member awareness and the community’s function by providing feedback on behaviors.
    • Role model behavioral expectations of conduct, dress, daily work habits, interpersonal communication, positive attitudes, temperament, emotional self-management and adherence to facility rules.
    • Actively contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the service model and quality improvement processes.
    • Under the direction and/or guidance of the Program Lead or Therapist, support and foster situations that result in learning experiences requiring conflict resolution, problem solving, decision-making, coping under stress and pro-social behaviors.
    • Respond to crisis and urgent situations.
    • Liaise with family members, correctional and community agencies under the direction of the Program Lead or Therapist.
    • Willingness to work evenings, weekends and differing shift patterns.


    • Minimum three (3) years recent related experience, including training or experience in addictions work or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Completion of a formal addiction certification program (CCAD, CIAC, Recognized Recovery Coaching program, etc.) would be considered an asset. The program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Identified work experience in a therapeutic setting, including demonstrated knowledge of problematic substance use and mental health issues.
    • Knowledge of therapeutic interventions, assessment and treatment planning would be an asset.
    • Experience in working with clients from diverse backgrounds and different cultural groups.
    • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Good presentation and group facilitation skills.
    • Demonstrated experience of successfully working with a range of community services.
    • Lived experience related to addictions and/or mental health and correctional work experience or corrections lived experience an asset.


    • Successfully complete the organization’s core educational program and demonstrate a high level of understanding of Therapeutic Community concepts, standards and methods as adapted to a correctional setting.
    • Successfully complete and pass a Vulnerable Persons Criminal Record Check.
    • All staff are accountable to conduct themselves in a manner which demonstrates a strong commitment to cultural safety and humility as well as Trauma Informed Care.
    • Current First Aid Certificate.
    • Valid Driver's License.
    • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination.

    *Industry leading compensation*

    Please contact via email,, to apply for the position.

  • Organization:

    Sage Counselling and Addiction Services Inc.

    City and Province:

    Burnaby, BC

    Job Position:

    Recovery Program Facilitator

    Open Date:



    Group Facilitator required part-time for abstinence-based Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program.

    Day program operates 4-5 hours per day, Monday through Friday

    Position is currently facilitated online via video, but will return to being onsite. Healthcare Vaccine and PPE protocols will be applicable for in-person programs.

    Applicants must have applicable training (addiction related) and/or relevant professional facilitation experience (treatment centers, recovery centers, etc.) working with individuals who are in early supported and/or abstinent recovery.

    Full curriculum is provided and encompasses didactic substance education, in addition to therapeutic wellness curriculum including life skills and self-care. Participant demographics are primarily working professional adults.

    The required skills for this role:

    • Therapeutic Group Process
    • Client Assessment
    • Detailed Electronic Notetaking and Report Writing – Content and Grammar
    • Setting Boundaries
    • Time Management – Program Pace, Completion of Paperwork, Coordination of Audio-Visual
    • Computer Skills – Microsoft Word, basic Excel

    Applicant must also:

    Clear a Criminal Record Check
    Maintain Current First Aid (for in-person programs)

    The characteristics of an ideal facilitator for this role:

    1. Effective Communicator – speak comfortably in front of a group, convey process, paraphrase thoughts and ideas
    2. Flexible – adapt the process to match the needs of a group
    3. Observant – pick up on facial expressions, nuances of speech, mixed messages
    4. Authentic – connecting to participants by being yourself, supporting an environment which endorses bonding and trust
    5. Neutral – ability to treat all participants equally and fairly despite opinions and biases
    6. Engaged – promotes an environment of providing and receiving constructive feedback through responsibly challenging ideas and active listening
    7. Inquisitive – asking questions to encourage participants to engage in discussions and disclose relevant experiences
    8. Patient – not showing anger, frustration, or other negative emotions which may be received and critical of a participant

    If you are interested, please forward your detailed resume to

    Wage: $35/hour