Addictions Counsellor
The Salvation Army - Calgary, AB

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The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Conducting one-on-one counseling
Teaching classes
Facilitating group sessions
Giving individual guidance to clients regarding aspects of program curriculum and client need
Maintaining client records in a professionally in accordance with standards

The successful candidate will:
Have a post-secondary education/ degree in Addictions or a related Field; Certification as I.C.A.D.C. is an asset. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be accepted
Have a minimum of 2 years addictions or counseling experience
Demonstrate understanding of the psychology of addiction, issues underlying addiction, trauma and mental health issues.
Be experienced with case management, group facilitation and teaching classes
Have proven interviewing and counseling skills
Be comfortable working in a drug and alcohol free environment with a zero tolerance policy
Have First Aid / CPR and NVCI (may be obtained after hire)
Exhibit exceptional communication skills – written, verbal, and interpersonal
Be able to work with minimum supervision in a busy and flexible environment
Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
Pass a Police Security Clearance Check at candidate’s expense
Be able to work with street-involved adults in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner and willing to support the Mission and Core Values of The Salvation Army

GRADE: Full Time – 40 hours per week Competition closing date is: May 2, 2014, 2013
Candidates with a Social Work education are required to be registered with the ACSW

Please state competition number ARP14252 on your resume / cover letter and submit to:
Human Resources
Centre of Hope
420 – 9th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G-0R9
Fax: (403)410-1103

About this company
The Salvation Army provides life-changing social services and programmes every day, in over 400 communities across Canada.