National Native Drug & Alcohol Addictions Programmer (Addictions Counsellor)

Location:                     Frenchman’s Head, 35 hours per week

Reporting to:               Social Director


We are seeking a motivated, results-orientated individual to serve under the direction of the Social Director as the National Native Drug & Alcohol Addictions Programmer (Addictions Counsellor) to work with other community service providers, including Community Health Representatives, Community Service Workers, Community Wellness Workers, and Treatment Centres. The NNDAAP Counsellor provides education and support to the community related to alcohol & addictions.


Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Work with community members, health & wellness teams, and treatment centres to conduct program development for the betterment of youth/adults/families who are struggling with addictions.
  • Connect to and provide resources for individuals/families to services such as counselling, in-patient treatment programs, AA meetings, abuse-prevention programs and suicide prevention.
  • Provide referrals, follow-ups, summer youth programs, workshops for youth and families (every 6 weeks), recreational activities, and presentations on alcohol/drug effects.
  • Visit family and individuals at home and provide resources to at-home clients.
  • Maintain a client database and provide results-orientated work plans.
  • Fill out incident reports, evaluations for workshops and journaling of counselling sessions.
  • Promote a healthy community and provide education to parents on addictive behavior on children.


Candidate Qualifications:

  • A degree/diploma/certificate in counselling would be an asset.
  • 2 to 5 years transferable work experience.
  • Computer skills i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to exercise good judgement and be proactive
  • Must have an understanding of social issues in local communities.
  • Must possess traditional cultural competencies and spiritual understanding, empathy, respect, role model, relationship building skills as well as active listening skills.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to communicate in Ojibway would be an asset.


Cover letter and resume should be dropped off or sent to:

Lac Seul First Nation

Attention: HR Department

Box 100

Hudson, ON  P0V 1X0

Or fax to HR Dept:     (807) 582-3585

Closing date: April 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check are required. Please provide written permission for LSFN HR to contact three recent employment references, of which two must be most recent supervisors. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

We would like to thank all applicants.