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Chemical Dependency Counsellor (Part Time)

Note: To maintain gender balance within the specialized service, this position is open only to Male candidates

Job Summary

Reporting to Manager, Addiction Services or designate, the Chemical Dependency Counsellor is responsible for carrying out quality client care: providing direct client care procedures and non-client care functions independent of direct supervision; maintaining collaborative working relationships with other members of the health care team; participating in continuous quality improvement activities, unit specific in-service programs, Education Service Programs as appropriate, and/or committees as requested. The Chemical Dependency Counsellor complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Standards for the hospital and is proactive in promoting a safe work environment.


  • Minimum of one year addictions-related experience - preferred;
  • If in recovery from addiction to substance, must have three years of continuous sobriety - required;
  • Good knowledge of critical physical, psychological, and social phases of alcoholism and drug addiction, and of withdrawal, including progression, stages, and symptoms;
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with substance abusers in a supportive, non-judgemental manner, on both a one-to-one basis and as part of a team;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to maintain accurate and appropriate case notes;
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions;
  • Knowledge of the essentials of safe lifting techniques to assist clients when needed, and perform other physical duties as assigned;
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary care team;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned tasks;
  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment
  • General good health and a level of fitness appropriate for the demands of the position.


  • Addictions Diploma from a university or community college of recognized standing – required
  • Grade XII, or equivalent – required
  • Certification in CPR - required

We thank all applicants in advance for their interests, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

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