Addictions Counsellor

The Addictions Counsellor is responsible for assisting our clients in a variety of ways. The facilitation of workshop materials is a major part of this position. Counseling our client families through this secondary care treatment facility is another requirement. The Addictions Counsellors must always work collaboratively with the team. The Counsellor will work 40 hours per week.


Preference will be given to individuals with the following qualifications:


  • Addiction Counsellor Education and a multidisciplinary theory base
  • Understanding of Trauma Issues
  • Current certification with FNWACCB (ICBOC), CACCF and CCPC will be required
  • Proficient in group processing and facilitation
  • Extensive experience working with families
  • Extensive knowledge of Recovery and Addictions
  • Knowledge of First Nation communities and socio-cultural systems and specific health needs
  • To have knowledge of and willingness to actively support traditional healing practices
  • Training and experience with client assessment
  • Possession of highly acute verbal, auditory, visual and written communication skills
  • Computer skills and proficiency with MS PowerPoint, MS Word
  • Class 4 license is preferred
  • Criminal records check
  • First Aid and CPR Training, WHMIS training is preferred
  • Must be actively practicing your “Self-care” or “Personal Wellness” plan
  • Living a lifestyle free of addictions for a minimum of 3 years
  • Salary is commensurate to your qualifications


All applicants will be screened according to suitability. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Interested applicants please submit your resume with a cover letter and three written job related letters of reference to Executive Director.  A Criminal Record Check will be required.


Kackaamin Family Development Centre


Port Alberni

Contact Info: 

Closing: December 18, 2020

7830 Beaver Creek Road

Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8N3