Employment Opportunity: NADACA Prevention Counsellor (Family/Adolescents) – Permanent FT

“Screening Process In Place”

“Child Abuse Registry & Police Check is ‘MANDATORY with Vulnerable Sector”


SalaryBased on Qualifications



The APC – will be responsible for the following duties: initial contact, documentation and referral; maintaining ongoing contact with client/clients; will function as a member of the community health team, responding as necessary in drug emergencies; will establish working relationships with area resource agencies; will develop and deliver 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.



  1. MUST have an Undergraduate degree, diploma or certificate in the field of addictions,
  2. Be a certified addictions worker or able to work towards obtaining certification in the field of addictions.
  3. Must have 3 years minimum of direct experience in the Field of Counselling adolescents.
  4. Must have 3 years minimum of direct experience working with individual youth and groups of youth providing aftercare projects.
  5. Must have 3 years minimum experience providing Community based programs for families.
  6. Must have direct experience working in a First Nations Community with youth.
  7. Must have proficient computer skills, working knowledge Microsoft office and Google Docs & Classroom, and an aptitude for online programming.
  8. Must have an understanding of Accreditation and ability to keep records up to date.
  9. Excellent verbal, written communication skills, and effective listening skills.
  10. An ability to work as a team member in a residential treatment setting environment.
  11. Must have solid understanding of addiction and recovery including emerging trends.
  12. Must be able to effectively handle emergency crisis situations.
  13. Must show evidence of living a healthy life style; and be actively maintaining, practicing complete abstinence of drugs and alcohol.
  14. Possess a valid driver’s license – be willing to travel
  15. Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  16. Will participate in all offered training and educational improvement cop

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 with vulnerable sector.

If you have any questions, please email Ramona Gould at rgould@nadaca.ca or call at (902) 379-2267

Resumes & Applications of employment will be accepted until closing time (12 noon)

(Must include – Police Check / Vulnerable Sector Check.

*Screening process taking place and only those who meet the qualifications will be interviewed *

DEADLINE: Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12 noon
Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselling Assn. of NS


Please Submit Applications along with Resume and two letters of reference to:

Fax# (902) 379-2412

Attn: Ramona Gould – Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
70 Gabriel Street, Eskasoni, Cape Breton, NS     B1W 1H6

Email:  rgould@nadaca.ca

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