Addictions Counsellor


Addictions Counsellor

Newgate 180
Location: Merrickville, Ontario
Posted: January 11th 2020
Deadline: March 11th, 2020
Salary: $17.67 to $ 19.23 per hour

Newgate 180 has been one of Canada’s leading and most respected drug, alcohol, and gambling addiction rehabilitation treatment centres for more than 40 years. Founded in 1975, Newgate 180 has successfully treated more than 4,000 clients, helping them to overcome their addictions and live happy, functional, full lives. Our experienced, certified staff create custom treatment programs for each of our clients because we understand that all of our clients are different, so we develop treatment programs that are customized, focused, and above all, successful.

Newgate 180 is seeking an Addiction Counsellor for a regular part-time position to work with both men and women under the supervision of the Executive Director.


  • Conduct client assessments and develop individualized treatment strategies
  • Facilitate group counselling sessions
  • Provide individual counselling
  • Maintain ongoing follow-up contact with clients
  • Clinical Note writing and charting
  • Provide family counselling
  • Prepare final reports and correspondence with employers and family members
  • A related university degree or community college diploma in social work or chemical dependency counselling
  • Willing to work towards certification
  • 2 years or more of related work experience
  • Ability to provide individual and group counselling to people with alcohol and/or drug dependency problems
  • Ability to understand and implement individual addiction recovery plans
  • Knowledge of client groups
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Participatory consultation, planning and action
  • Team management and conflict negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and closely with others
Additional Information

This position has day and evening shifts that are 24-32 hours per week.

Applicants will be contacted only if interview granted.

Contact Information
Peter Kunst, Executive Director
Newgate 180
Merrickville, Ontario, Canada

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