SCREENING – Alcohol & Drug Counsellor



Job title Alcohol & Drug Counsellor – Vancouver
Reports to Director of Health
Status Temporary – Full Time (35 hours per week) from August 2018 to May 2019 – Mat. Leave 
Salary  As per Collective Agreement Grid

A great opportunity to work with Indigenous people to provide culturally appropriate approach assessment and help them and their families through the process of rehabilitation and recovery from drug & alcohol is available at the moment.

If you are passionate about helping Indigenous people through the rehabilitation process, providing a meaningful change in their lives and the lives of their families and their community, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an individual that is highly motivated, creative and who possesses work experience as Alcohol and Drug Counsellor. This includes Counselling, Outreach and Administrative duties. The successful candidate will engage in events that provide opportunity to deliver information to the community at large while working with individuals and families providing “out-patient” drug and alcohol counselling services. This individual also should have the ability to speak publicly about difficult issues and to engage with other agencies to provide better support for the individuals seeking counselling. As an Alcohol & Drug Counsellor you will be connected to the Indigenous Culture and traditional practices that will guide your work from an Indigenous world view.

Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions and a demonstrated ability to work with Indigenous people. Preference will be given to individuals with an indigenous background as per section of Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

For a full Job Posting, please click on this link: Alcohol & Drug Counsellor – Job Posting

To apply, email your full application, including your resume AND Cover Letter to with the subject: Alcohol and Drug Counsellor – Vancouver – August 2018

Alcohol & Drug Counsellors are part of the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC. They belong to the BCGEU and the salary is in line with the salary grid for the Program. If the position becomes permanent, among other benefits, you will have 3 weeks of holidays after your first year of work and will earn 1.5 sick days per month. You will also be eligible for extended medical and dental benefits, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D and employer contribution towards your pension plan.

Best than all, you will be helping your community and Canada as a whole while advancing your career and creating meaningful change in this beautiful community.

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.