Addictions Counsellor
1000 Islands Wellness and Treatment Centre
Rockport, ON

Addiction Counsellor

Seeking an experienced Addiction Counsellor with a passion for helping others to join our team. 1000 Islands Addiction Rehab is a private in-patient rehabilitation facility where we take a whole person approach to treating addiction.


  • Responsible for assigned clients, which they work collaboratively with for the duration of their treatment program.
  • Provide 1:1 counselling and facilitate clinical groups.
  • Utilize crisis counselling and de-escalation skills to assist clients in distress.
  • Assist clients in developing an individualized exit plan and implement aftercare programs with clients completing treatment programs.
  • Ensure proper written documentation of counselling sessions and events at the facility.


  • Minimum education: university or college diploma specific to Addictions and Mental Health training.
  • Addiction counselling certificate (eg: CCAC), or in the process of obtaining within 6 months.
  • Two years relevant experience.
  • Current CPR and First Aid, Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI).
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) an asset.
  • Knowledge of addictions, treatment approaches and best practices is an asset.
  • Demonstrated good judgment, maturity, and assertiveness, particularly with respect to high risk or sensitive situations.
  • Well-developed communication, critical-thinking, stress-tolerance and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply best practice therapeutic interventions such as CBT, DBT, ACT and motivational interviewing appropriate for individuals with complex needs.
  • Must provide a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to hire.

Job Type: Full-time


  • addiction and mental health: 1 year (Preferred)