POSITION: Male Treatment Counsellor (1)
POSTING DATE: Dec 11, 2023
DEADLINE: Until filled
JOB LOCATION: Nelson House, MB
SALARY RANGE: Negotiable, pending education and experience
WORKING HOURS: Rotational shifts, some evenings, weekends & on-call.

This position is an integral part of the treatment and prevention teams that provides treatment 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 clients in the eight (8) week, inpatient treatment program. *For a complete job description, inquire within.

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 clear Criminal Records Check (within the last 6 months); Must have a good understanding of Indigenous ways of healing that allows the promotion of culture as the foundation to their healing and recovery; Must have basic knowledge of MS programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook and Excel, or willingness to obtain; Demonstrate good time management and organizational skills; Must have strong work ethic and ensure confidentiality of employees and clients; Certified in First Aid and CPR or willing to obtain; and possess a minimum valid Class 5 Driver’s License and / or willing to obtain a Class 4 License. All applicants must provide a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Persons Checks and sign an Oath of Confidentiality.

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

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.

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; Two-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 and participating in Indigenous practices that aid in the healing of program participants; Commuter vehicle for those who reside in Thompson; Moving allowance for those relocating to Nelson House.

Send cover letter, resume, Adult Abuse and Criminal Records Checks to:
Abigail Church, Operations Manager
Phone (204) 484-2256
Cell (204) 670-5261
Email: [email protected]

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