Are you compassionate, caring and empathetic? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders? Do you want to help stop the cycle of intergenerational trauma that has impacted First Nations people, families, and communities? If so, we are looking to hire 1 Treatment Counsellor to work with a dynamic team who enjoy empowering people who strive to live a good life, from the path of a good heart.

Job Summary

The Treatment Counsellor is an integral part of the treatment team that provides services for individuals struggling with substance dependency and/or concurrent disorders that impacts them in different life areas. Their primary function is to provide comprehensive assessments and treatment services for participants in the eight (8) week, inpatient treatment program.

This position requires knowledge of various counselling techniques, group facilitation and presentation skills, assessments, treatment planning and evaluation. Human relations skills are needed to guide, influence and motivate others to attain the Center’s goals and objectives. Must have a good understanding of Indigenous ways of healing that allows the promotion of culture as the foundation to their healing and recovery.

Hours of Work:

May alternate shifts on a rotation basis; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or evening shifts from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and may include some Saturday and Sunday shifts.

Due to the nature of the program, the Treatment Counsellor must have at least one full year of abstinence, free of all substances.

Education and Experience Required:

Graduate from a recognized college or university with a degree or certificate in Social Work, counselling or related field preferred; or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, abilities, skills and competencies. Employer is willing to train candidates who do not have the education but demonstrate a passion and the ambition to work in this field. For a full job description, please enquire within.

Must have Class 5 minimum, and willing to obtain a Class 4 license. Must have clear Criminal Records Check (within the last 6 months). Must have basic knowledge of MS programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and Excel, or willingness to obtain.


After a successful 3-month probationary period, employees are eligible for the NHML’s comprehensive benefits package that includes dental and vision care, disability insurance and life insurance.

Brand new 2-bedroom units available for rent on NHML property.

Retention funds of $4,000 per year for those eligible to obtain their certification as Addictions Specialists, from a recognized accrediting body.

Opportunities for training in treatment modalities related to substance abuse, trauma, mental health and participating in Indigenous practices that aid in the healing of program participants.

Salary:   $41,791.88. Negotiable pending on qualifications and experience

Deadline:  Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 4 pm

Send cover letter, resume and Criminal Records Check to:

Marilyn Linklater, Executive Director
Phone: 204-484-2256
Fax: 204-484-2016

We thank all those that apply, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.