Addictions Counselor

Posting Date: Mar 24, 2023

Location: High Prairie, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Addictions Counselor (North Region)

Job Requisition ID: 35095

Ministry: Children's Services

Location: High Prairie

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 38.75 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular 

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: March 27 , 2023

Classification: Subsidiary 06B1 3875 Rehabilitation 3

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. 
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The Ministry of Children’s Services works to foster a society in which families are safe and resilient, individuals have sustainable employment, vulnerable Albertans have the supports they require and no one is left behind. Children’s Services mission is to assist Albertans in creating the conditions for safe and supportive homes, communities and workplaces so they have opportunities to realize their full potential. Its core business is to work collaboratively with community partners to deliver citizen-centered programs and services that improve quality of life for Albertans. The ministry deals with topics that vary widely and addresses many of the issues people face across their life span.


The primary goal of this position will be to educate, restore, maintain, and support the recovery of youth seeking help with substance use problems that promotes quality of like and informed decision making. Services will incorporate a continuum of addiction recovery therapies and be provided through an integrative service approach that fully integrates working from a trauma informed perspective and strong knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Culture and importance of cultural and community connections with recovery. 

The incumbent will work as part of a multi-interdisciplinary team to develop a youth’s individual treatment plan that will include those addiction treatment services provided by the incumbent. The incumbent will provide quality, youth-focused, recovery based and culturally appropriate assessment, treatment, case management, crisis intervention, education and referral services for youth and their families in their designated Campus Based Treatment Centre (CBTC), formally known as Youth Assessment Centre (YAC). Services will include a combination of direct client services, CBTC addiction related consultations and evidence-based practice enhancements, community resource development and referrals as well as education for both youth and staff. 

You will be responsible for working with youth to support their unique needs and develop plans to support them in making informed life decisions and developing plans for recovery. You must be familiar with community resources and programs available to support the unique needs of the youth. The Addictions Counselor will need to work from a youth-focused and multi-disciplinary team approach to find a common way forward with services being provided. 

North CBTC Addictions Counselor will support High Prairie and Lac La Biche CBTC Sites.


Directly related two (2) year diploma or a degree related to the position assignment and four (4) years of related experience. 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.
  • Agility: Ability to prioritize competing workload pressures in an effective manner and contribute to the organizational goals.
  • Drive for Results: Demonstrates ability to gather, integrate and interpret complex information Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives. Excellent analytical, assessment and critical judgement skills.
  • Building Collaborative Environments: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.
  • Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.
  • Develop Self and Others : Ability to invest in the development of long-term capability of yourself and others


$2,626.22 to $3279.11 bi-weekly. ($68,544 - $85,584 / year)


Addictions Counselor hours of work will include day/evening and alternate weekends. Any questions related to this exciting opportunity can be directed to High Prairie/Lac La Biche CBTC Manager Michel Demeule 780-536-8064.


Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday, 38.75 hours per week (full-time) including evening shifts. 


The successful candidate will require a valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle. 


The final candidate for this position will undergo an academic check, intervention record check and Criminal Record check with vulnerable sector. 


This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.


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How To Apply

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Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

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Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Candice Mutenure, TAS Administrator, at

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.