Community Addiction Counsellor / Glooscap ½ time Worker Glooscap First Nation, NS

“Screening Process In Place”

Child Abuse Registry & Police Check is ‘Mandatory’

Salary: Based on NADACA Wage Scale and Qualifications

Under the general direction of the Manager of Community Addiction Services will be responsible for the following duties: initial client contract, documentation and referral; maintaining ongoing contact with client through the treatment and rehabilitation process; will perform regular follow-up on client after treatment; will function as a member of the community health team, responding as necessary in drug emergencies; will participate on relevant community committees and will represent the Association through speaking engagements, seminars, and workshops; will establish working relationships with area resource agencies; will coordinate youth programs; will participate in all offered training and educational improvement courses; will maintain client files and assist as required in the analysis and review of statistical data; will, in conjunction with other community groups and agencies, provide special assistance to recovering alcoholics in their efforts to re-adjust to a substance-free life style.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Preference will be given to those with a university, diploma or equivalent with related work experience. Minimum grade 12 or GED equivalent.
  2. Certification as an addiction counsellor is an asset, but not necessary.
  3. Must have a strong ambition to work in the addictions field.
  4. Will receive training with on-going workshops.
  5. Must have at least six (6) months experience, in either paid or volunteering setting, with groups or organizations, and/or concerned with First Nations social and cultural issues.
  6. Must have strong oral and written communications and computer skills. Will be required to present community workshops and power point presentations.
  7. Must show evidence of a healthy life style, actively maintaining and practicing abstinence of drugs and alcohol.
  8. Will be required to participate in ongoing training programs and acquire certification with the Canadian Addictions Counselling Federation.
  9. Applicant must be free to travel and must have access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license.
  10. Must have a cover letter and 2 references.

(The selection committee may exercise discretionary judgement in waiving academic requirements in lieu of combined experience and training relating to the position.)

In accordance with the Human Rights Exemption, preference will be given to registered status Indians as defined in the Indian Act.  Screening of applicants in effect which includes Police back ground checks.

Deadline:  UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED ~ Please provide cover letter

Mail/Fax or email to:

Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselling Association

Attn: Ramona Gould, Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

 70 Gabriel Street, Eskasoni, Cape Breton, NS   B1W 1H6

PHONE#  (902) 379-2262-2267

FAX#:  (902) 379-2412


*****Only those who meet the qualifications will be notified*****