12 Step Substance Abuse Counsellor (Open Until Filled)

12 Step Substance Abuse Counsellor/CRF Shift Supervisor

St. Leonard’s Society of North Vancouver is a 14 bed community residential facility (halfway house) that provides community reintegration services and residential drug and alcohol treatment to men returning to the community following a period of Federal or Provincial incarceration.

This multifaceted position requires candidates to perform the following:

  • Shift supervisor: manage the day to day operation of the community residential facility (CRF) in accordance to the directives of the Correctional Service of Canada.
  • 12 Step Substance Abuse counsellor: manage a small caseload of residents (2-5) and provide process and educational groups and individual counselling.


  • A minimum of 3 years drug and alcohol free and a commitment to modelling a clean and sober lifestyle.
  • Certificate/Degree in Addiction/substance abuse counselling.
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of 12 step based recovery, specifically Narcotics Anonymous.
  • The counsellor will be expected to work with other staff and other professionals as a member of a therapeutic team committed to carrying out the goals of the Community Alcohol and Drug program.
  • Proficiency in computer and Microsoft operating system and software applications.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication.
  • Must have the ability to deliver written reports thoroughly and on time.
  • Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid level 1 certificate.
  • Proficiency in Offender Management System (OMS) would be an asset, but the employer will provide training offered by the Correctional Service of Canada to a suitable candidate.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and prioritize your workload independently.
  • Must be eligible for a Government of Canada Reliability Level Screening Certificate.
  • Must have the ability to follow government directives including CRF policies and procedures.
  • Must possess a class 5 BC drivers license
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends.

Application Process: please apply by submitting a cover letter, well documented resume including references to CRF Manager Stu Diggon.


Apply here: https://www.indeed.ca/jobs?q=counselling&l=vancouver&advn=9285734042368664&vjk=cb30e23fcdfe9b1d