Addictions Counsellor

1.0       General Description

• The Addictions Counsellor is responsible for providing confidential counselling services, education, workshops, and support to individuals and families suffering from addictions to alcohol and/or drugs of the member communities.  

• The Counsellor will be responsible for assessing the treatment needs of individuals, couples, and families suffering from addictions.

• In partnership with the clients, the Counsellor will develop both short and long-term treatment goals for their clients.

• The Counsellor will monitor the client’s treatment goals on a regular basis and modify them in accordance with their clinical needs.

• The Counsellor will develop and operate therapeutic groups that address the treatment needs of their clients.

• The Counsellor will develop and present addictions information sessions and workshops for member communities.

• The Counsellor will develop and present information sessions and workshops on addictions to the staff, foster parents, Board of Directors, and volunteers of the Agency.

• The Counsellor will utilize the Agency website to develop and circulate, on a quarterly basis, to the member communities, an educational newsletter addressing addictions issues and impacts to children and families.

2.0 Qualifications

The qualifications of the Addictions Counsellor shall be determined in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors depending upon the needs of Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services at the time.  The following attributes are assets:

• A University Degree from a School of Social Work or equivalent work experience and training in a related area with relevant courses or workshops in addictions program.

• Minimum of five years' experience in human services with a focus in addictions services.

• Extensive working experience with First Nations people, with an understanding of the particular issues encountered by First Nations people.

• Extensive working experience and a clear understanding of the dynamics of First Nations family systems; complexity of social problems encountered by First Nations families.

• Demonstrate knowledge of the historical traumas experienced by First Nations history from colonization through to present day.

• Must demonstrate ability to conduct workshops and information sessions for Kanaweyimik employees and the member communities.

• Must provide a clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.

• Must provide 3 professional references; and further agree to a global reference check.

• Must have a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license.

• To be registered and a member in good standing with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers and Canadian Association of Social Workers or any other applicable professional association.

• Have up-to-date knowledge regarding clinical practice standards, therapeutic practices, and research methodologies.

• To carry personal liability and malpractice insurance offered through the Canadian Association of Social Workers or any other applicable professional association.  

• Must maintain a positive, healthy lifestyle as this person is to provide a positive role model for the member communities.

Application deadline is November 30, 2022 at 5:00pm.  Start date to be determined.   Please forward resumes by fax, email or mail to:  (306) 445-2533,    Only successful applicants will be contacted for scheduled interviews. Recruitment process to continue until a successful candidate is selected.

Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 1270

Battleford, Saskatchewan

S0M 0E0

Attention: Marlene Bugler

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