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Addiction Counsellor Diploma Sr.

Job Description


Job Description

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, and under the general direction of the Manager of Mental Health Services the primary goal will be to provide clinical services to youth, family and community members regarding addiction and/or addiction related issues by implementing various modalities of addiction recovery programs. Responsibilities include providing informational programming as well as individual and group counseling sessions with clients. This position will be expected to assed individual and group needs of clients and implement plans to help clients reach their goals.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Dependency studies or another Bachelor Degree acceptable to the employer
  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A two year diploma in Addictions Studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Additional Training in human services management or administration would be preferred.
Ability and Agreement to become a member of Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) and actively work towards Certification within the first year of employment.
Minimum 2 years of direct clinical experience including human service management.
Experience working in a cross cultural setting is desirable.
Eligibility to join a professional association.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of community development process including how to develop sustainable programs and services
  • Ability to speak a First Nations or M�tis language is an asset
  • Knowledge of best practices in the mental health and addictions field and harm reduction strategies to be used with high-risk individuals and their families.

Additional Information

Special Requirements:

Extensive travel, including overnight stays; need to manage high levels of stress and conflicting priorities; political and cultural sensitivity; flexibility of approach.

"Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement. HSAS seniority within the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be considered under the Selection Criteria".

To be considered you are required to apply with a Cover Letter and Resume provided.


External applicants must upload the following additional documents when applying for this job:

- Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (less than 6 months old)
- Grade 12 or post-secondary education certificates/transcripts
- Proof of enrollment if applying on Certificate/Diploma positions
- Any applicable licenses/registrations relating to the role

If you have more than on required additional document, place them into 1 file (preferably Microsoft Word or PDF) and upload under Additional Document on the Apply screen.

**Please note that if all relevant information is not received, your application will not be considered.

We thank all applicants for your interest; only those invited for interview will be contacted.

Geographic Location: Buffalo Narrows
Expected Start Date: December 14, 2020
FTE®: 1.00
This posting will remain Open until Filled.

Working in Canada

Candidates are required to be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply on this position.

Direct Inquiries To

Employment Services
(306) 235-5844