Addictions Counsellor
Veg Al-Drug Society
Vegreville, AB

Addictions Counsellor

(Maternity cover off, 1 year period)


The Addiction Counsellor works out of the Veg Al-Drug Society office in Vegreville. As an Addiction Counsellor, your major areas of responsibility as part of the Community Addiction team will include: providing intake, assessment and counselling services to individuals, families and groups; being familiar with, and make appropriate referrals to community agencies and groups; researching, developing and evaluating alcohol, other drug and gambling prevention programs and projects including community presentations; and providing consultation to individuals, agencies and groups with respect to substance abuse and gambling.


As an Addiction Counsellor, you will provide quality, client focused, recovery based and culturally appropriate assessment, treatment, case management, crisis intervention, education and referral services for clients and their families. You will develop and implement treatment plans and provide a wide range of interventions which offer least intrusive and most appropriate services to clients and their families. You will also monitor and evaluate client progress and achievement of recovery goals and adapt treatment as needed. As an Addiction Counsellor, you will depend on your excellent relationship building skills with clients, families, and colleagues.

Qualifications: Completion of a degree in the Social Sciences or related to Social Sciences or Social Work Degree or Diploma (must be registered with College of Social Workers), plus some related experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. A valid Alberta driver’s license is required, as some travel is involved. A criminal record and Child Welfare check will be required. Closing date: May 1, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you would like more information, contact Colleen Pidzarko-Armitage at below information.

Please mail, fax or email your resume to:

Veg Al-Drug Society

Attn: Colleen Pidzarko-Armitage


Vegreville, AB T9C 1R1

Phone: 780-632-6617

Fax: 780-632-6618

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year


  • Counselling: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • Vegreville, AB (Required)


  • English (Required)


  • UAE (Required)