Title:                        Addictions Counsellor, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
Location:                Lil̓wat Health Healing, Mount Currie, BC
Status:                    Regular Full Time
Reporting to:      Mental Health Team Lead, Lil̓wat Health & Healing
Wage/Salary:     Dependent on Experience


Lil̓wat Nation, Health and Healing is seeking a NNADAP Addictions Counsellor. The Addictions Counsellor will work as part of the Cedar Circle Counselling team providing both counselling and addiction related educational workshops to the community.

 Key Deliverables:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of substance abuse
  • Cognizant of symptoms and coping behaviours regarding the full spectrum of addiction
  • Ability to engage and build safe and trusting relationships with community members
  • Self-motivated, committed, highly organized and sensitive to community needs
  • Ability to make accurate assessment of individual community member needs
  • Skilled in delivering educational information to community
  • Knowledge of external community supports/resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience working with Indigenous People
  • Knowledge of how Canadian history has impacted Indigenous People (colonization, Residential School, Indian Day School, 60s scoop, etc.)

Key Responsibilities, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Deliver culturally relevant educational information to community regarding addiction
  • Provide counselling services (individual, family and group) to community members
  • Ability to complete confidential intake forms for community members to appropriate treatment centers
  • Documents and maintains case files in a professional and confidential manner
  • Represents the Cedar Circle Counselling Team in the Health Center and professionally with other communities and community organizations
  • Role model’s wellness in both personal and professional life
  • Works in a professional manner with the Cedar Circle Counselling Team
  • Writes quarterly and annual reports
  • Willing to learn the history and culture of Lil̓wat Nation


  • Certificate in drug and alcohol counselling from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of three (3) years of counselling experience
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Criminal record check
  • Valid BC Driver’s License

Health & Healing addresses community members’ needs throughout all stages of life, from infancy to the elder years, management of chronic conditions to counselling and addiction services.  Today, Nt̓ákmen (Our Way) continues to provide the foundation for all the Nation’s work as it moves towards self-determination.

Please submit a cover letter and your resume no later than Monday, August 5, 2019
To : Fiona.Milton@lilwat.ca / Administrative Assistant – Li̓l̓wat Health & Healing
P.O. Box 602, Mount Currie VON 2K0