Addictions Counselor – Chateh

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Career Posting : Addictions Counselor – Chateh

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: April 28, 2017 5:00 pm

The Dene Tha’ First Nation Family & Community Wellness Services is seeking an Addictions Counselor to fill an available position in the community of Chateh. The position is located out of the Health Centre. This a full-time position with benefits.

Duties Include:

  • Provide drug and alcohol counselling to support individuals, families, and groups within Dene Tha’ community
  • Provide counselling to individuals regarding the use and effects of alcohol and drugs
  • Provide continuing support services to men & women for health/wellbeing
  • Assist Individuals to identify need for a treatment program & to meet requirements
  • Provide group counselling, as requested
  • Ensure regulation, standards and guidelines are being followed
  • Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations & referrals.
  • Provide community education and support programs, as requested
  • Access, gather and distribute relevant information & resources
  • Make visits and presentations to various groups and organizations including school aged children
  • Create and maintain current and accurate records of the number of clients assisted & issues
  • Prepare activity report and special reports for Coordinator for yearly reporting
  • Ability to be on call, including after hours and weekends


  • Grade 12, supplemented with post-secondary courses in Addiction and four years related experience
  • Certification in addictions training, and workshops
  • Interpersonal skills and effective written communication skills including the ability to prepare reports
  • First Aid/CPR a definite asset

Additional requirements:  Lead an addiction free lifestyle, and be a role model for community; possess a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License; and provide a Criminal Record Check and a Child Welfare Clearance Check.

Closing Date:
Friday April 28, 2017

Submit resumes to:

Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator
Dene Tha’ First Nation
P.O. Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863 or 321-3886

We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.