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Permanent position, unionized or unionizable nonunionized


CLSC, Kuujjuarapik
2023 September 30

Under the direction of the Director of Community Services, the addiction counsellor carries out culturally adapted interventions aimed at the rehabilitation or support of adults with problems related to addiction to psychoactive substances, gambling or Internet use and concurrent difficulties (if applicable). It can also intervene with members of their entourage.

Task and responsabilities :
Ensure individual, couple or family follow-up for adults with addiction problems or for members of their entourage;
 Offer support or rehabilitation services in groups to adults with addiction problems or to members of their entourage;
 Offer services directly at the health center or elsewhere in the community according to the needs identified by the team;
 Evaluate the situation and the needs of individuals using standardized tools and develop the intervention plan in accordance with this evaluation and with the person's objectives;
 Work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams of the CSI, the other interveners involved with the person and the community partners and ensure that the person is accompanied in the resources that can contribute positively to his or her objectives;
 Liaise with the network of addiction and other partners;
 Act as a resource person for village and general psychosocial service workers regarding addiction service trajectories and early intervention in addiction;
 In collaboration with prevention and promotion program workers, contribute to promotion and prevention activities related to addictions;
 Respond to record keeping and statistical reporting requirements;
 Performs all other tasks related to the request of his/her immediate supervisor or in connection with the modification or improvement of the addiction service offer;
 May be called to travel;
 All other related tasks requested by the superior.


Must hold, depending on the field of activity required, a bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences such as criminology, social work, psychoeducation or psychology;
University certificate in addiction would be an asset;

Experience required

A minimum of two years of relevant work experience with a clientele struggling with addiction problems

Essential skills and aptitudes

 Good knowledge of harm reduction and motivational approaches, openness to be trained at this level and to intervene in a philosophy that does not focus solely on abstinence;
 Openness to work in low-threshold services and to accept the person where he or she is in his or her path;
 Good knowledge of the cultural reality of Nunavik;
 Experience working in a remote region would be an asset;
 Bilingualism essential (French and English), knowledge of Inuktitut is an asset;
 Leadership, initiative, autonomy, and ability to create links with community resources;
 Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and interest in sharing knowledge and experience with colleagues.

Conditions and benefits

Hourly wage between $27.08 and $47.98 
35 hours per week + on-call time
Furnished housing provided
Group insurance and pension plan
Cargo premium starting at $36.64 per week
Removal premium from $203.66 per week
Retention premium from $114.99 per week

Additional details

Send your application to recrutement.csi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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