Alcohol and Drug Counsellor – Surrey

Job title Alcohol & Drug Counsellor
Reports to Program Manager – Health Programs
Status Full Time (35 hours per week) 
Salary $39,437.22 per year + (As per B.C.GEU salary grid)

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a disease that CAN be treated. We provide help for addicts, co-dependents, and their families who are suffering from the injustices of addiction. Our Alcohol and Drug Program provides a quality service that helps Indigenous people achieve a healthier and satisfying life free from alcohol and drug use including culturally appropriate treatment.

This position therefore requires the incumbent to be in good mental and physical health to be able to effectively serve the clients while keeping a healthy lifestyle. Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions and a demonstrated ability to work with Indigenous people is a must. Preference will be given to individuals with an indigenous background as per section of Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

This is a position that requires a a very adaptable, high energy, empathetic individual with the capacity to being the main point of contact for our Counselling Services; working in a high-volume, often changing and emotionally stressful environment, with an individual able to provide  just, equitable and culturally sensitive responses.  The ability to work alone and being self-directed  is paramount, since this is a stand-alone position with oversight from our Vancouver Office.

Among other duties, the A&D  Counsellor facilitates triage and screening of all individuals seeking help through the Counselling Services. The incumbent conducts a risk assessment to determine the type of service needed and explains the services offered, providing relevant mental health education, recommending other forms of support, and discussing community service options.

The position is based in Surrey. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, this position will be subject to the policies and procedures of the Association and agreeing to join the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union.

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

To apply, email your full application, including your resume AND Cover Letter to NCCAB.C. HR with the subject: Alcohol & Drug Counsellor – March 2019 or apply through our Employment Application Form

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

The deadline for application is March 11, 2019 @4:00 pm.