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JOB POSTING - Addictions Support Worker

Updated: May 30, 2021

Wuikinuxv Village (Katit), Rivers Inlet

C/O BAG 3500, Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0

Admin Office Phone: (250)-949-8625

Addictions Support Worker

(National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program)


The NNADAP worker works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide prevention, assessment, referral, counseling and follow-up services to individuals and family members affected by alcohol and drug misuse issues. Reporting to the Wuikinuxv Health Director, the NNADAP Worker provides counseling and support to individuals and families in a culturally competent and relevant manner. This may include the provision of education to individuals and groups in the community with a focus on addiction as it relates to topics, such as suicide prevention, substance use, anxiety and depression. They will be familiar with other services and resources available in the region and work closely to provide information and support when required.


  1. Provide alcohol and drug misuse counselling and support to individuals, families and groups in the community by:

    1. Assessing clients and developing treatment plans based on the assessment of issues;

    2. Providing counselling regarding the use and effects of alcohol and drugs;

    3. Accepting and making referrals to outside agencies;

    4. Support for individuals and families of individuals in pre– and post – treatment;

    5. Preparing needs and risk assessments;

    6. Maintaining a comprehensive understanding of management and the impact of alcohol and drug use issues on individuals, families, and the community;

    7. Maintaining strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals;

    8. Documenting all client encounters in a timely manner; and

    9. Establishing and maintaining rapport with clients, families and community.

  2. Increase community awareness and understanding about alcohol and substance misuse issues by:

    1. Collaborating with CHR to develop culturally appropriate promotional materials and information for health promotion initiatives related to addictions;

    2. Attending and sitting on community and organizational committees to advocate for mental health and addiction programs and services for the community of Wuikinuv; and

    3. Coordinating and facilitating educational workshops, seminars and presentations on addiction and related topics.

  3. Work effectively as a member of the Wuikinuxv Health Care team by:

    1. Liaising with other team care providers to ensure client’s safety and well-being.

    2. Participating in team meetings and health promotion activities.

    3. Engaging in ongoing team planning and quality improvement activities.

    4. Assisting to ensure a healthy and safe work environment for clients and other team members.


  • Preference for application who have been certified by Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC), Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification Federation (CACCF), First Nations Wellness/Addictions Counsellor Certification Board (FNWACCB) as an Addiction Counselling or other Canadian Certification or diploma in Addiction Counselling;

  • Completion of a certificate, diploma or degree in Addictions Counselling and/or in Social Work or Counselling with Addiction Training;

  • Minimum two (2) year experience in Addiction Counselling;

  • Excellent communication skills-written and verbal;

  • Ability to write applications and proposals to different funding agencies;

  • Excellent computer experience and knowledge;

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative health care setting;

  • Knowledge and additional training in IRS trauma, loss and grief;

  • Knowledge of Wuikinuxv traditions and culture;

  • Experience in work with all ages; and

  • Must be alcohol and drug free for minimum of two (2) years and willing to submit a criminal record check and a police record check.

To apply, please contact:

Marlou Shaw - Health Director, Wuikinuxv Health Office

PH: (250)-949-8625 ext. 301

Needed ASAP

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