Youth Addiction Worker (Addictions Counsellor)
Ray of Hope
Kitchener, ON
Ray of Hope is currently seeking a Full-Time Youth Addiction Workers (Addiction Counsellor) to join our team at our residential treatment facility..

The Youth Addiction Worker works directly with the youth in the residential or day treatment program, providing counselling and psychotherapy to participants in the context of a therapeutic community milieu. S/he also provides leadership to life skills training, and plans & participates in recreational, community service and some educational activities. S/he participates in treatment planning in conjunction with the program case manager and the program director.

Please contact Human Resources for a complete Job Description which includes specific responsibilities.

Values and Competencies:
In order to be successful in this position, incumbents must uphold, support, and implement Ray of Hope's Mission, Vision and Core Values. The incumbent must display integrity, compassion, respect, professionalism, engagement, and reliability in addition to the following competencies:

Problem Solving
Decision Making
Planning and Organizing
Team Work
Developing Others
Conflict Management
Critical Thinking

Education: Bachelor degree or College Diploma (three years/post diploma) in a field relevant to psychotherapy plus 2 years of youth and addiction experience
Member in good standing of an appropriate regulatory body that provides access to the Controlled Act of Psychotherapy.
Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in providing treatment to individuals (youth preferred) related to addiction and/or trauma or moderate mental health challenges.
Certifications: Standard First Aid and CPR Level C and Crisis intervention technique training is required. Safe Food Handling is an asset.

Police Records Check, including a screening with the vulnerable sector.
Medical Form
Valid “G” Class Driver's licence
Ministry of Transportation 3-Year Driving Record

If you are interested in this position, please submit your covering letter and resume.This position will remain posted until it has been filled. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the AODA, accommodations and information regarding all parts of the recruitment process (including hiring practices, retention, and career development for employees) are readily available. If you require accommodations or information, please contact Human Resources via this application.