Athabasca Health Authority

CERTIFIED ADDICTIONS WORKER

FOR BLACK LAKE

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF A FULL TIME ADDICTIONS WORKER IN BLACK LAKE, SK FOR THE ATHABASCA HEALTH AUTHORITY.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

· To implement a range of activities at preventing and/or reducing the incidence of alcohol and drug abuse in the community.

· To provide early identification and intervention services for individuals abusing alcohol and drugs.

· To provide referral services to individuals in need of residential treatment.

· To provide aftercare services to individuals returning from residential treatment. Helping the clients re-enter the home community, encouraging involvement with the center’s programs, and regular follow-up counseling contacts.

· Monitor clients’ behaviour and progress, conducting client-counseling sessions.

· Prepare and present lectures, group therapy sessions, life skills activities, and special events.

· Counsel individuals, groups and families experiencing alcohol and drug abuse utilizing a variety of methods.

· Promote sobriety within the community, in support of community interagency wellness team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

· A Certificate in Community Addictions from a recognized program.

· Computer skills.

· At least one year sobriety.

· Effective interpersonal communication skills.

· Self-motivated/self-directed.

· A strong commitment to health prevention, promotion and community development.

· Ability to speak Dene a strong asset.

Individuals interested in applying for this position should forward their resume and a cover letter with (3) references – (1) must be from your current / most recent employer and, original copies of a current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search.

Human Resources

Athabasca Health Authority

PO Box 124

Black Lake, SK S0J 0H0

Phone: 306-439-4825

Fax: 306-439-4825

Deadline: July 31, 2020 @ 4:00pm

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Benefits:

  • Dental Care
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Care

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • Yes
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