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Addictions Counsellor

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Job Order #: 5934182

Employer Name:
Circle Project
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Full Time
Length of Employment:
University Diploma
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
Circle Project
Employer Address:
3433 5TH AVE
S4T 0M1
Contact Name:
Larissa Anderson
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The successful applicant will be responsible for the administration of addiction counselling and participant consultation within the philosophy and vision of Circle Project. Main duties include client focused recovery based and culturally appropriate assessments. This includes developing harm reduction strategies and culturally based approaches to treatment as needed for individuals. The successful candidate must be professional, reliable, flexible and display a good attitude in the workplace. The candidate is also required to be flexible in their schedule including the ability to work some evenings or weekends as needed. Those with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

- Training and/or degree in the Human Services area; with preference for Addiction Counseling Diploma.
- Minimum of one-year combined knowledge and/or experience in direct helping/counselling support services to Individuals affected by addictions or mental wellness issues.  
- Cultural knowledge specific to Indigenous culture and history through informal or formal training and knowledge in
- Demonstrated skills, intake, assessment, treatment planning case management and crises management.
- Able to work in a fast-paced team environment with strong multitasking abilities.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must hold a valid drivers license and have a reliable vehicle.
- Criminal records check with a vulnerable sector check MANDATORY.

Preference will be given to candidates of Indigenous ancestry with the aforementioned qualifications.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  We thank everyone who took the time to apply for this position.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own transportation
 - Own vehicle
 - Valid driver's licence
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications
 - Perform administrative tasks
Specific Skills
 - Write reports (assessment, follow-up, progress, court reports, etc.)
 - Evaluate clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement towards defined objectives
 - Evaluate effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions
 - Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
 - Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
 - Identify additional/alternative services and provide referrals
 - Knowledge of 12 step philosophy
 - Facilitate groups
 - Assess clients' problems
 - Counsel clients and provide psychotherapy
Work Setting
 - Community service organization
Client Population
 - Adults
 - Aboriginal groups
 - Females
 - Males
Work Location Information
 - Urban area
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Work under pressure
 - Tight deadlines
 - Large caseload
Security and Safety
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Area of Counselling Specialization
 - Substance abuse

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