Addictions Youth Care Counsellor

Job Description

The Youth Residential Detox and Stabilization program is seeking a candidate for the permanent, full time position of Addictions Youth Care Counsellor.
Please review the position opportunity below and submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Emma Halling –
Program: Youth Residential Detox and Stabilization Program
Position: Addictions Youth Care Counsellor
Expected Shifts: 4 on; 4 off rotation (12 hr shifts)
Salary: $46,273 Annually
Program Information: The Youth Residential Detox and Stabilization program is a dual-program facility. We offer services in a Voluntary capacity, as well as a Court Ordered confinement capacity (Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act). We are a contracted program through Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health and provide clients and their families with educational programming regarding Substance Use, Concurrent Disorders, and Gambling.
Role and Responsibilities: The Addictions Youth Care Counsellor is responsible for delivering services that provide youth with education and support on all levels of their daily routines. The Addictions Youth Care Counsellor facilitates up to 2 educational group sessions, as well as 2 recreational life skills activities daily. As a part of the YRDS team you will meet with clients on a one-on-one basis as well as in group settings. You will develop specific programming plans that meet the clients current prevalent needs, and will work with the AHS Addictions and Mental Health team to help create referrals for the clients ongoing treatment plan. The YRDS program is Concurrent Capable.
Must have

  • Degree or 2 Year Diploma in Addictions, Child and Youth Care, or related human services field.
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers License
  • Drivers Abstract
  • Clear Criminal Records Check
  • Clear Children’s Service Intervention Record Check
  • Vehicle Insurance stating $2 million liability and Access to a Vehicle

Hiring Assets

  • Standard First-Aid certification, including CPR.
  • Suicide Prevention Training {ASIST}
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience as a Youth Care Counsellor