Traditional Addictions Counsellor

locationHay River - Northwest Territories (NT),

atGovernment of the Northwest Territories

Estimated salary $97,000 - $116,000 a year

Job Description:

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and indigenous values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

The Traditional Addictions Counsellor is responsible for providing individual and group addictions counselling at the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre (SMCC) in Hay River. This position provides, develops and designs addiction programs, services and supervision to offenders in accordance with policies and procedures of the Department of Justice, Corrections Services.

Working in cooperation with Case Workers, Social Workers, Probation Officers and Community Addictions Counsellors, this position develops treatment plans and programs for offenders at SMCC. The decisions and recommendations made impact the offender, but also impact the health and wellness of the community as a whole.

Some of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position are:

  • Specialized knowledge of addictions and addiction
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • The above knowledge skills and abilities are normally attained by:

    A Master's degree in Addictions Counselling, Master's degree in Psychology, or a Master's degree in a related discipline.

    Addictions Counselling experience in an aboriginal setting is required. Knowledge of Corrections is an asset.

    GNWT Inquiries

    Inquiries Only:

    Hay River HR Client Service Centre
    Department of Finance
    Government of the Northwest Territories
    Tel (867) 874-5085
    Fax (867) 874-5095
    [email protected]

    Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

    Limited Competition

    This job opening is limited to residents living within the following communities of the South Slave Region in the Northwest Territories:

    Fort Simpson, Nahanni Butte, Wrigley, Trout Lake, Fort Providence, Hay River, Hay River Reserve, Fort Smith, Enterprise, Fort Resolution, Fort Liard, Kakisa.

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