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Addictions Counselor – Chateh

Career Posting : Addictions Counselor – Chateh

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: November 4, 2016 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:

  • Counsel and assess the needs of clients and make appropriate arrangements for treatment
  • Provide continuing support services where needed
  • Maintain efficient working arrangements with resource services such as the Nursing Station, RCMP, School, Mental Health, FASD Soc., Child & Family Services, Treatment Centres, etc.
  • Help develop and present education programs designed to address assessed needs
  • Participate in “Interventions” and act as an advocate for members of the  community
  • Maintain highly confidential records and prepare routine and special reports for supervisor
  • Ability to be on-call, including after hours and weekends


  • Grade 12, supplemented with post-secondary courses in the social work field and two years related experience
  • Or certification in addictions training, and workshops
  • First Aid/CPR a definite asset
  • Good communication, writing and interpersonal skills

Additional requirements:  Lead an addictions-free lifestyle; possess a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License; provide a Criminal Record Check and a Child Welfare Clearance Check.

Closing Date:
Friday, November 4, 2016

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.