Addiction Counsellor (Open Until Filled)

Burnaby Youth Custody Services – Addiction Counsellor

Position : Burnaby Youth Custody Services Addiction Counsellor 
Hours per week : 28 hours/week 
Wage : $21.50/hour

This position requires flexible hours including evenings and weekends.


  • Provides assessment, referral and counselling services to incarcerated youth affected by the use of drugs and alcohol/mental health issues.
  • Implement and evaluate client service plans for individuals.
  • Collaborate with other service providers to provide effective counselling services to the youth. Knowledge of community resources, treatment centres and social service networks and organizations.


  • Strong leadership and inter-personal skills
  • Social Services degree and/or addiction certification required
  • At least two years’ experience working with high risk youth
  • Addiction program experience
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Individual counselling and group facilitation skills
  • Strong case management skills
  • Program design experience an asset
  • Experience in a custody setting an asset

Apply in confidence to 
Lynda Fletcher-Gordon, Program Director


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