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Community Addictions Counsellor

Rehabilitation Centrer of Puvirnituq, Puvirnituq
2020 December 04

I.  Position Overview

The Community Addictions Counsellor plays a crucial role in:

  • Promoting Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre as an Inuit culturally sensitive recovery center offering distinctive and specific programs to deal with all kind of addictions and intergenerational trauma;
  • Ensure the supply of specialized Community addictions services to support the recovery of Nunavimmiut in their home community;
  • Offer support services to clients of the recovery centre to ensure their physical and mental well-being after the treatment program and ensure proper support services are in place when clients return to their home community (aftercare; specialized services; etc.).

 
II. Purpose of Position

Under the direction of the Coordinator – Continued Care Services, the Community Addictions Counsellor is responsible for providing community-based specialized addictions services to Nunavimmiut engaged in a recovery journey. The Community Addictions Counselors work with clients to establish an individual intervention plan that will address addiction issues and other related problems.

 

III.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, support and counsel clients who are admitted in the Nunavik Wellness Court (Judicial Treatment Program) pilot project in collaboration with the Saqijuq local team;
  • Provide after-care and follow-up interventions to clients who underwent treatment using appropriate techniques and approaches;
  • Counsel individuals and family members affected by a loved one’s substance-abuse issues;  
  • Collaborate with other local and regional resources (youth and family workers, community wellness workers, mental-health and suicide-prevention workers, treatment centres, health centres’ key interveners in addictions) to assist the clients in accessing services; for example, facilitate access to detoxification, treatment and specialized addictions services;
  • Collaborate toward regional and local public-awareness as well as addictions-prevention initiatives;
  • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of self-help/therapeutic groups in respect of the community development approach. 


IV.  Qualifications

Education

  • Cegep diploma in a discipline of social intervention;

Work Experience
  • 2 years in the field of social intervention and/or counsellor;
  • Experience in the field of social intervention, addictions, or wellness

Knowledge and Skills
  • Personal and professional experience in a cross-cultural setting;
  • Ability to draft reports, documents and work plans on a computer;
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or in a team;
  • Ability to work outside standard office hours;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Candidate must be willing to submit to a criminal records check.
Language
  • Ability to read, write and speak English and Inuktitut is mandatory.


V.  Work Environment

  • Isuarsivik is undergoing a major development process that requires flexibility, creativity and adaptability;
  • The incumbent must balance multiple demands and urgent requests from guests, staff and partners;
  • Must be prepared to meet the personal and professional challenges associated with living in a northern, isolated community with limited resources.

 
VI. Salary/Benefits

  • Working conditions are based on Nunavik’s health and social services network.
  • Salary will be determined depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Probation period.
     

Additional details


SEND APPLICATION BY EMAIL OR FAX TO:

Abiola Boldon
Human Resources Manager
Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre
P.O. Box 749
Kuujjuaq, Quebec (CANADA) J0M 1C0

Email: recruitment@isuarsivik.ca
Fax: 819-964-2041

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. HOWEVER, WE THANK EVERYONE FOR THEIR INTEREST.

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