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  • Organization:

    Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

    City and Province:

    Ottawa, ON

    Job Position:

    Drug Treatment Court Counsellor

    Open Date:



    Job Title: Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Counsellor
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Reports To: Manager, Adult Services
    Job Status: One (1) Full-Time Permanent Position (37.5 hours per week); male sex designated
    Starting Rate of Pay: $28.91/hour

    We are currently receiving applications for one (1) Full Time Permanent Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Counsellor. Due to the program requirements related to urine drug testing, this position is male sex designated.

    Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a substance use intervention model that combines substance use treatment with the judicial supervision of a “problem-solving” court, as an alternative to incarceration for individuals who face charges as a result of non-violent criminal activities related to their substance use. These special courts take a comprehensive approach intended to address recidivism and substance use related crimes through judicial supervision, comprehensive substance use treatment, random and frequent drug testing, incentives and sanctions, clinical case management, and social services support.


    This position will be situated at Rideauwood offices at 312 Parkdale Avenue, or virtually home-based as required due to COVID-19 restrictions, and will require the successful candidate to work in collaboration with community partners at other locations.

    The counsellor works collaboratively in conjunction with clients as part of a multi-disciplinary team of agency colleagues and/or colleagues from partner agencies to:

    -Provide clinical practice and interventions relating to intake, assessment, education, treatment, consultation, and referral for parent clients who are currently experiencing, or are affected by problems related to substance use;
    -Provide individual counselling, group counselling and psychoeducational groups to clients, both in short-term & long-term capacities;
    -Work effectively with clients who present with multiple and complex problems, including challenges with substance use, concurrent addiction and mental health issues, trauma including PTSD, legal problems, unemployment and limited income, medical problems, and limitations imposed by restrictions in access to other socio-economic determinants of health;
    -Work within Rideauwood’s framework and standards, using both harm reduction and abstinence focused models based on the client’s needs;
    -Reviews and evaluates client progress and makes adjustments to treatment plans as required Provides feedback and support to clients;
    -Accept and make referrals to outside agencies;
    -Take an active role in preparing for and participating in community presentations and meetings;
    -Participate in all assigned meetings, staff development and training as required;
    -Participate in the training and mentoring of other professionals and students;
    -Contribute actively to administrative and teamwork functions;
    -Maintain client records and statistics; and,
    -Other duties, as required.


    -Minimum of a three-year (3) degree in a health or social sciences related discipline from an accredited post-secondary institution; mental health and addictions certification an asset;
    -Minimum of three year (3) recent related experience;
    -Significant understanding of substance use and mental health issues, concurrent disorders, and evidence-based treatment practices to address them;
    -Experience in facilitation or co-facilitation of group programming for adults and/or parents required;
    -Experience in working with clients who are experiencing trauma, particularly PTSD, as well as having substance use disorder(s) is essential;
    -Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in contemporary assessment and psychosocial counselling techniques, including addiction and mental health issues among youth and in communities and society at large;
    -Comprehensive knowledge of and skilled practice in individual, group, and crisis counselling methods, and case management;
    -Ability to provide culturally competent service to clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds is essential and experience completing comprehensive mental health assessments as part of an interdisciplinary team;
    -Ability to deal effectively with crises, including a threat of self-harm, or harm to others;
    -Knowledge of mental health and trauma and how they relate to addictions;
    -Knowledge of available programs and services, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering services in the community;
    -Knowledge of legislation applicable to performance of job responsibilities;
    -Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment;
    -Familiar and proficient with computers, including but not limited to the Microsoft Office suite of tools;
    -Registration and/or certification with appropriate professional college or licensing body is desired;
    -Ability and willingness to work within regular office hours – with regular evening and occasional weekend hours – totaling 37.5 hours. This schedule may change from time to time, so flexibility is also required;
    -Ability to obtain and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record / Vulnerable Person Check
    -Bilingualism in English and French is a preferred asset; and,
    -Ability to drive and access to a vehicle during normal working hours.


    Step 1 - $28.91
    Step 2 - $29.21
    Step 3 - $29.50
    Step 4 - $29.80
    Step 5 - $30.09
    Step 6 - $30.40
    Step 7 - $30.70
    Step 8 - $31.02
    Step 9 - $31.34
    If you are interested in this position, please submit a current resume and letter of interest via Indeed answering the following questions:

    Based on your experience and practice, and given what you know about this position:

    (1) what motivated you to apply for this position, and

    (2) what makes you a suitable candidate for this position?

    Rideauwood values Equity and Diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. If any accommodations are needed for applicants during the selection process, please notify Human Resources.

    This position is male sex designated due to the program requirements that require urine drug testing of male clients. Can you meet this designation?

    Bachelor's Degree (preferred)

    Addiction Counselling: 3 years (preferred)

    French (preferred)

    Driving Licence (required)

    Work Location: In person

    Please submit your application to [email protected] with the subject line "DTC 202407"

  • Organization:

    Lakeview Recovery Community

    City and Province:

    Gunn, AB

    Job Position:

    Clinical Director

    Open Date:



    Clinical Director
    Lakeview Recovery Community

    Situated on a tranquil 40-acre estate near Edmonton, Lakeview Recovery Community provides a transformative space for men over 18 years of age from diverse backgrounds, committed to overcoming addiction. Our program utilizes a 4-phase modified therapeutic community model, uniquely designed to adjust to individual clinical needs, allowing for durations ranging from 120 to 365 days. As the co-location of the Recovery Training Institute of Alberta (RTIA), we are a pivotal institution in provincial efforts to bolster recovery-oriented workforce capacity, thanks to funding from the Government of Alberta.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Clinical Director is a key leadership figure within the community, overseeing the clinical and operational aspects of our recovery services. This role not only demands strategic acumen in program delivery but also requires active engagement in RTIA’s workforce development efforts, shaping educational programs that align with current recovery practices.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Strategic Leadership and Oversight: Craft and convey a clear vision for the program, aligning with contemporary recovery models and strategic objectives. Drive initiatives that enhance therapeutic effectiveness and community engagement.

    • Program Management: Lead the planning, development, and execution of addiction recovery programs, ensuring they are responsive to the needs of the community and adhere to the highest standards of care.

    • Quality Assurance and Program Evaluation: Establish and maintain top-tier standards of program delivery, continually assessing program components and outcomes to ensure they meet evidence-based benchmarks.

    • Team Leadership and Development: Direct and support a multidisciplinary team of over 10 clinical professionals and more than 25 support workers. Encourage ongoing professional development and foster a culture of innovation and excellence in service delivery.

    • Client-Centric Care: Champion a client-first approach in all program aspects, ensuring care plans are individualized and inclusive, integrating substantial client and community feedback.

    • Operational Management: Ensure the smooth functioning of daily operations, overseeing resource allocation, and maintaining compliance with all health and safety regulations.

    • Clinical Program Design and Innovation: Continuously develop and refine clinical programs to incorporate cutting-edge, evidence-based practices and therapeutic interventions.

    • Community and Stakeholder Relations: Build and maintain strong relationships with referral sources, family members, local community service agencies, and employers to enhance client integration and support networks.

    • Crisis and Emergency Management: Lead emergency preparedness planning and response efforts, ensuring the team is equipped to handle critical situations effectively.


    • Educational Background: Advanced degree (Master’s or higher) in Psychology, Social Work, Clinical Counseling, or a closely related field.

    • Professional Experience: Extensive managerial experience in therapeutic community settings or similar therapeutic environments, with a demonstrated ability to oversee complex recovery programs.

    • Expertise in Addiction Recovery: Deep understanding of addiction dynamics and recovery processes, with a strong emphasis on therapeutic community models and evidence-based practices.

    • Leadership and Team Management: Proven leadership capabilities with experience in strategic planning and team development. Skilled at mentoring and inspiring teams towards achieving excellence in clinical and operational goals.

    • Superior Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, clients, and community partners, ensuring clarity and collaboration.

    • Regulatory and Compliance Acumen: Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare regulations, with the ability to navigate and implement standards crucial to addiction recovery services.

    • Crisis Management Proficiency: Experienced in leading during crises, capable of quick decision-making and effective problem-solving under pressure.

    This full-time position is based onsite in Gunn, AB. Candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected].

    We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • Organization:

    Pegasus Workplace Solutions Ltd

    City and Province:

    Victoria, BC

    Job Position:

    Substance Abuse Professional: Monitoring and Testing Case Manager

    Open Date:



    Monitoring & Workplace Testing Case Manager

    Pegasus Workplace Solutions is seeking a full-time Case Manager for its ongoing medical monitoring and workplace testing programs. We’re looking for a substance abuse professional with a background in addiction counselling, healthcare or social work, who can work with individuals enrolled in a post-treatment medical monitoring program to support recovery while ensuring compliance with their employer’s contingencies and return-to-work plan. Duties will also include conducting Chain of Custody biological collections for employers, third-party occupational testing companies, and private individuals enrolled in Pegasus programs.

    Pegasus is a small company with a big impact. Our clinical side, Pegasus Recovery Solutions, provides comprehensive services for individuals suffering from addiction, including an Intensive Outpatient Program, individual counselling and family counselling, recovery coaching and interventions. This is a position on our Workplace side, which offers accountability monitoring, occupational assessment and testing services, and biological drug and alcohol testing for employers and private individuals. Our small group of respected and accomplished professionals offers a culture of mutual respect, compassion, professionalism and commitment. We are looking to hire someone who has an understanding of the disease of addiction and the process of abstinence-based recovery, and who is willing to be flexible in terms of the required duties and job components.

    Summary of Duties - included but not limited to;

    Manage a caseload of medical monitoring program participants
    Keep excellent records and documentation with strong attention to detail
    Interface with other health care providers (occupational health, physicians, nurses)
    Liaising with employers, human resource departments and professional colleagues
    Produce prompt, accurate, well-written reports articulating compliance and/or issues for clients
    Biological drug and alcohol collections (saliva, urine, hair, breath)

    Education, Training and Experience Requirements
    Healthcare experience (case management an asset)
    Preference is given to candidates with credentials such as RSW, LPN, CCAC, ICADC
    Clean criminal and vulnerable sector check

    Salary and Benefits
    Extended health and dental benefits after 3 months.
    Three weeks of vacation to start.
    All position-specific training will be provided.

    START DATE: Immediate

    Please submit your resume with a cover letter by email to [email protected]. Only digital applications will be considered. Please do not deliver resumes to the office in person.