Thunder Bay Counselling is currently looking to fill the full-time permanent position of Addiction Counsellor. Addiction Counsellors provide assessment, treatment planning, counselling and case management for individuals with mental health and substance use health related issues within a harm reduction, client- centred, solution focused, trauma informed framework. Our programs work with a diversity of people to assist them with issues impacting quality of life.
Pay Range: $32.60 to $38.72 per hour

Areas of Responsibility

Addiction Counsellors are responsible for:

  • Assessing clients utilizing standardized assessment tools

  • Engaging clients in the treatment planning process

  • Providing counselling and case management using a variety of evidence-informed therapeutic approaches and modalities

  • Collaborating with other service providers

  • Advocating for and supporting clients to assist in meeting their needs

  • Participating in ongoing and regular supervision and professional growth

  • Maintaining accurate and timely documentation and reports


The successful candidate requires at minimum:

  • Bachelor level degree in a social science
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Three (3) years of experience
  • Solid clinical framework with knowledge in a variety of therapeutic interventions including CBT and DBT
  • Ability to provide culturally based interventions
  • Use of a personal vehicle for transporting clients

Knowledge and Skills

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • A sound theoretical framework for working in mental health and substance use health
  • Superior communication skills
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships
  • Understanding of Indigenous culture and history with awareness of culturally respectful services
  • Experience and skill in group facilitation
  • Experience working with systems such as mental health, substance use health, social assistance, child welfare and criminal justice
  • Bilingual (English/French)

    Pay Range

    $32.60 to $38.72 per hour


    Benefits include life, accident and critical illness insurance,
    extended health coverage, dental coverage, Employee
    Assistance Program, group retirement plan, and Paid Time
    off benefits (28 days per year at start of employment).


    Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 4:30 p.m

    Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumé and cover letter to:

    Carolyn Loiselle, HR Assistant – careers@tbaycounselling.com

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