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  • Organization:

    Bruce Oake Recovery Centre

    City and Province:

    Winnipeg, MB

    Job Position:


    Open Date:




    Title: Counsellor
    Number of Positions: One (1) fulltime permanent
    Date of Posting: November 23, 2022
    Application deadline: December 7, 2022

    At Bruce Oake we work to support a continuum of integrated substance use health services. In our first year of operations, we have successfully reduced health care inequities by removing any financial barrier to our program - no one is turned away for an inability to pay. Meeting each person where they are at and through collaboration with health, social service and community partners, we build individualized treatment plans to achieve self-determined well-being goals for our participants.

    Our live-in 16-week substance use disorder treatment program in Winnipeg houses 50 individuals with a waitlist of over 200. Bruce Oake Recovery Centre is excited to offer an opportunity to join our 16-week treatment program counselling team.

    Job description
    The Counsellor will report to the Director of Programs and work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team. The Counsellor role provides professional individual and group counselling including assessment and evaluation, strength-based treatment planning, individualized interventions, psychoeducation, referrals, service coordination and documentation.

    • Implements systematic, ongoing goal setting which includes specific treatment and recovery planning and establishment of course of action to accomplish goals and recovery objectives.
    • Frequently and regularly assesses participant progress and update individualized treatment plan.
    • Provides skill-enhancement through role modelling and general instruction.
    • Provides systematic, structured evidence-based counselling to individuals and groups utilizing the Bruce Oake 16-week treatment program manual and scheduled interventions.
    • Support participants to develop and restore their natural strengths and support systems.
    • Ability to be flexible in work hours in terms of balancing group versus individual work; balancing the ability to consult with other professionals and service providers as required.
    • Maintains all required client records and other documentation in a professional manner.
    • Ensures continuity of care of clients through a continuous process of follow-up, coordination of referrals, and systematic outreach.
    • Work collaboratively with clinical leads, multidisciplinary practitioners, and community partners in the provision of individualized treatment programs and services.

    • A relevant degree/diploma/certification or three years related experience
    • Knowledge and experience utilizing evidence-based therapeutic interventions
    • Lived experience of substance use disorder and recovery
    • Demonstrated counselling competency and experience with both individuals and groups
    • Competent utilizing stages of change and biopsychosocial spiritual cultural models
    • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences (cultural, financially disadvantaged, persons with disabilities, socially disadvantaged, newcomers, etc.)
    • Excellent communication skills both oral and written are essential, including an ability to share life experience for therapeutic benefit
    • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport, earn respect, and enforce guidelines
    • Completion or willingness to work towards Counsellor certification
    • Ability to problem-solve ensuring policies and procedures equitably applied
    • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Teams)

    Bruce Oake Recovery Centre prioritizes the well-being of staff. After successful completion of the probationary period, the successful candidate will be eligible for employer paid benefits including:
    • Dental care
    • Vison care
    • Employee assistance program
    • Extended health care
    • Life insurance
    • On-site gym
    • On-site parking
    • Paid time off including mental health days
    • Free meals during working hours
    • Company pension

    The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience.

    The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, in partnership with the Indigenous communities, is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous people within all levels of the workforce. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as being of Indigenous descent in their cover letter/application. Firsthand knowledge of the culture or experience working with First Nations, Inuit or Metis communities is an asset.

    This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

    Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to Kristine by email at Please include the title: “Counsellor – Application” in the subject line of the email.
    Please submit your resume and cover letter by December 7th, 2022.

    We thank all applicants for their interest and time in applying. Successful applicants will be contacted directly to move forward in the hiring process.

  • Organization:

    Four Counties Addiction Services Team

    City and Province:

    Peterborough, ON

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:



    Job Purpose/Summary:

    The Addiction Counsellor is a member of a clinical team that contributes to the effective delivery of addiction treatment interventions with clients of the agency who are experiencing problems related to substance use and/or problem gambling. This might include client intake, community withdrawal management, assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counselling and case management, as well as crisis intervention for clients and family members.

    The Addiction Counsellor is familiar with other services and resources in the community and is proficient as a System Navigator for Fourcast clients. Case consultation, case conferencing and advocacy with community partners and services are an integral part of the Addiction Counsellor role.

    The Addiction Counsellor may also provide information or training sessions in the community with a focus on addictions and mental health related topics.

    Rate of Pay $28.42 to $34.66
    For a complete job description e-mail


    Bachelor of Social Work, Psychology, or related degree, with a postgraduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health, or an equivalent combination of work experience and education.

    Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a related position preferred, ideally in a community based setting.
    Professional Designations and/or Licenses
    Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Advanced customer service, interpersonal and communications skills
    Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
    Ability to prevent and/or resolve developing crises. De-escalate situations as required.
    Experience in counselling/therapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, mediation and conflict resolution.
    Understanding of confidentiality of the role, including Privacy legislation governing the organization
    Maintain a working knowledge of the Landlord and Tenant Act, the Tenant Protection Act, the Mental Health Act, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Child and Family Services Act.
    Ability to prioritize work with competing demands.
    Advanced knowledge of issues related to substance abuse, problem gambling, mental illness and homelessness.
    Broad knowledge of explanatory theories related to addictions, mental health and homelessness.
    Demonstrate continuous commitment to professional development
    Experience delivering services in a manner that maintains personal safety and that of the client
    Knowledge of health and safety and infection control practices to maintain a safe environment
    Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
    Computer proficiency in: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
    Must be fully vaccinated

  • Organization:

    Kelburn Recovery Centre

    City and Province:

    St. Adolphe, MB

    Job Position:

    Program Director

    Open Date:



    Kelburn Recovery Centre
    1293 Kelburn Road St. Adolphe, MB R5A 1A0
    Position - Program Director

    Kelburn Clinic is a progressive, interdisciplinary addictions recovery centre dedicated to excellence in state-of-the-art treatment modalities. Our 12-bed facility is located on 40 acres of property surrounded by trees, walking trails, and a 9-hole golf course. Services include in-house residential treatment, detox, after-care, and family support programs with the opportunity to develop an outpatient program. This is a permanent, full-time (40 hrs/week) position.

    Reporting to the Chief Clinics Officer, the Program Director will be responsible for supervision, scheduling, and professional development of the clinical team including therapists, nurses, social workers, and support workers; including coordination with the medical team. They will work collaboratively with the manager of operations to ensure smooth implementation of clinical programming. Responsibilities will also include individual as well as group counselling and the management of family and aftercare programming.

    You will be successful in this role if you have previous leadership experience and can adapt to changing situations that arise in recovery settings. Previous experience managing personnel and implementation of mental health and addictions-based programming is required. Kelburn Recovery Centre operates 24/7 and the Program Director will be required to address emergency situations that arise after hours.

    Additionally, the successful candidate will assist in planning, implementation, and evaluation of programming and ensure members of the interdisciplinary team are consistently supported in their roles. This person will ensure high-quality standards are upheld across all aspects of clinical delivery.

    The Program Director will lead ongoing after-care integration and provide support for families. This is an exciting opportunity for practitioners who are interested in learning and growing in the field of mental health and addictions recovery treatment modalities. A comprehensive onboarding is provided.

    Abilities and Attributes:

    • Prior education/experience in addictions recovery is essential including co-occurring disorders
    • Outstanding therapeutic, professional, and clinical communication skills
    • Ability to engage in critical conversations and conflict resolution
    • Ability to assess and articulate job performances of therapists and support workers, as well as regular performance reviews
    • Lead and give direction to a staff of 10-20 people
    • Flexible availability to respond to emergency situations after hours
    • Positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and collaborative working style
    • Awareness of the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness such as: psychedelic-assisted therapies, breath work, mindfulness-based interventions, somatic experiencing, internal family systems is a definite asset
    • Lived experiences that support clinical competencies are acknowledged and valued
    • Competency in creating, providing, and evaluating individualized treatment plans using an evidence-based approach is required
    • Respectful and culturally aware
    • Membership/ license with appropriate professional regulatory body
    • Professional liability insurance

    Credentials include:

    • Masters level or higher in either Social Work, Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Nursing or other combination of relevant education and experience

    Applicants require a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

    Applicants must also possess valid Driver’s License and hold current certification in CPR and First Aid prior to start date.

    We are committed to being an inclusive organization that reflects and represents the diversity of the communities we serve. Your self-declaration of membership in any of these groups will remain confidential: BIPOC, immigrant or refugee, people with disabilities, LGBT2SQ+

    Expected start date:
    Nov 1, 2022

    Job Type:
    Full-time, Permanent

    40 hrs/week
    *May be required to work a variety of shifts including but not limited to days, evenings, and weekends

    Commensurate on experience and qualifications
    • Extended medical and insurance benefits compensation
    • On-site gym
    • On-site golf course
    • On-site parking
    • Meals provided (1 per shift)
    • Paid sick time (5 days)
    • Paid personal leave (5 days)
    • 10 days paid vacation to start
    • Extended medical and insurance benefits compensation
    • Opportunities for personal and professional training and development

    Please contact Dr. Ian Rabb to apply,

  • Organization:

    Westover Treatment Centre

    City and Province:

    Thamesville, ON

    Job Position:

    Addiction Worker

    Open Date:



    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 in counselling duties and maintains relevant records.

    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
    • Teamwork

    Job Duties:
    • Consistently enforces all client-related policies and procedures.
    • Consults with staff from previous shift and next shift for instructions and reminders.
    • Makes notations in the Communication Log and the Client Observation Book (C.O.B.) of all pertinent information of happenings and activities pertaining to the clients.
    • Oversees the scheduled activities of the clients.
    • At set medication times or as prescribed, retrieves medication from locked safekeeping, puts proper amount of medication into a paper cup from the container and gives to the client and observes prescribed dosage being taken. Makes proper recording in the Medication Record.
    • Answers telephones and passes along messages as required.
    • Handles crisis calls in accordance with Addiction Assistance criteria and completes appropriate records.
    • Assists with follow-up calls for clients and families.
    • Makes regular rounds for security and safety, inside and out.
    • Teaches scheduled sessions.
    • Facilitates Weekend Program which includes the delivery of lectures, introduction and presentation of assigned videos and facilitating group discussions.
    • Addiction counselling training and/or a thorough knowledge of chemical and/co-dependency. Experience in dealing with alcoholics/addicts and co-dependent clients.
    • 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.
    • Interacts with residents, family members, staff and visitors.

  • Organization:

    Valiant Behavioural Health Ottawa

    City and Province:

    Ottawa, ON

    Job Position:

    Addictions Counsellor

    Open Date:



    Valiant Behavioural Health Ottawa
    4278 Boundary Road
    Ottawa, ON K0A 1K0
    phone: 1-819-921-1547

    We are a faith based addiction and mental health treatment center that provides quality private in patient treatment. Founded in 2009, in British Columbia, we started with one location and have continued to expand, we now have 3 locations in BC and one in Ottawa. We are opening a 10 bed facility located in the neighborhood of Carlsbad Springs, 20 min East of Ottawa International airport, and 23 min South East of Downtown.

    Our focus is to provide top-notch, individualized, affordable high-quality treatment in a comfortable atmosphere. We provide treatment for both men and women, focusing on one on one sessions and SMALL circle groups rather than large classroom settings.
    Hiring Locations: Kelowna BC, and Ottawa Ont.
    Approximate start date: Immediately

    Preference will be given to individuals who adequately provide a detailed cover letter expressing their experience, qualifications, understanding of 12 steps and why they are interested in the position.

    Responsibilities and Duties
    ● Complete detailed client assessments, and case notes
    ● Provides private counseling for inpatient and outpatient clients in our recovery center.
    ● Provides aftercare which includes, face to face, phone and / or video calls for each client once they have left the program.
    ● Assists the client in developing aftercare plans, case management, family contracts, etc.
    ● Adherence to program policies and procedures.
    ● Shares pertinent information with the team as obtained from patients or family throughout the program.
    ● Provides liaison services between patient and family, significant other(s), referral source(s), interventionists, case workers, and other service providers.
    ● May provide some Family / Marriage counseling.
    ● Reports to Program Manager.
    ● Complying with Provincial/Federal and/or Certification/Licensure training requirements

    Qualifications and Skills
    ● Minimum Masters Degree in related fields.
    ● licensing in addiction and or Mental health treatment_
    ● 5 years of experience working with addiction or Mental health_ _
    ● Experience working in a in-patient care facility an asset_ _
    ● If candidate is in recovery themselves, requires a minimum of 5 years of abstinence from drugs and alcohol to be eligible for this position._ _
    ● Excellent communication skills_ _
    ● Have valid drivers license, with a clean driving record, and reliable vehicle._ _
    ● Have a criminal check done_ _
    ● Be able to pass drug and Alcohol tests at any time._ _
    ● Be able to work at a moments notice, in emergency situation_

    Job Type: Full-time
    Wage: $25.00 - $45.00 per hour - based on experience and available hours
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