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Addictions Counsellor


Full job description

    • Work Term: Permanent
    • Work Language: English
    • Hours: 35 hours per week
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
    • or equivalent experience

Work setting

    • Health care institution, facility or clinic


    • Prepare a treatment plan for each patient
    • Counsel individuals and groups to achieve more effective personal, social and vocational development and adjustment
    • Perform administrative tasks
    • Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
    • Plan intervention programs

Certificates, licenses, memberships, and courses

    • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification

Computer and technology knowledge

    • Electronic medical records
    • MS Excel
    • MS Outlook
    • MS Windows
    • MS Word
    • MS Office

Security and safety

    • Criminal record check

Work conditions and physical capabilities

    • Fast-paced environment
    • Work under pressure
    • Attention to detail
    • Large workload
    • Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Personal suitability

    • Client focus
    • Dependability
    • Efficient interpersonal skills
    • Excellent oral communication
    • Excellent written communication
    • Values and ethics
    • Flexibility
    • Organized
    • Reliability

Health benefits

    • Dental plan
    • Disability benefits
    • Health care plan
    • Paramedical services coverage
    • Vision care benefits

Financial benefits

    • Life insurance
    • Mileage paid
    • Pension plan

Other benefits

  • Free parking available
  • Paid time off (volunteering or personal days)
  • Travel insurance
  • Wellness program

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS • The job description presented in this posting is solely that of the employer. The YMCA Employment Service is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of this information and does not accept any liability for the conduct and/or practices of employer.

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