The Pabineau First Nation is dedicated to advancing its social and economic stability and strength through the competency and professionalism of its leadership and employees. Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, opportunities for development,
and a real opportunity to make a difference.

Alcohol and Drug Addictions Counselor

Objectives:

To work as a member of the Pabineau Community Health Center team.

Accountability:

The employee will be accountable to Chief and Council.

The key responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Counsel and establish a support network for community members who suffer from alcohol and/or drug addictions;
  • Maintain a confidential working relationship with clients;
  • Refer clients to detox, rehabilitation, and treatment facilities, where appropriate;
  • Actively help clients to attend their treatment sessions, if applicable;
  • Refer clients to local AA, NA, GA, and other community-based support groups and program;
  • Support the other local AA, NA, and GA support groups and programs;
  • Provide follow-up and ongoing counseling services to clients once they have returned from rehabilitation to the Pabineau First Nation community;
  • Conduct alcohol and drug-free events and workshops within the Pabineau First Nation community;
  • Develop activities and events that support personal and community wellness;
  • Be an active member of the Health Committee;
  • Be familiar with the work portfolios of all members of the Pabineau Community Health Center;
  • Research opportunities to enhance the wellness of the community;
  • Advise and direct community members to resources;
  • Prepare and submit proposals for additional funding to various funding agencies in an effort to acquire resources that will enhance various program activities and functions;
  • Submit information to the community website pertaining to program news, events, and workshops;
  • Volunteering: As the successful candidate will work at the Pabineau Community Center 6 hours per day/30 hours per week (which is less than a typical work 37-40 hour work week), the Chief and Council are looking for a person who will “volunteer” to participate in after-hour activities to help the Pabineau First Nation community grow; and
  • Effective Team Work: The successful candidate will direct his or her efforts towards team success, accept and act upon team decisions, and achieve the required quality and quantity of work without prompting.

 

1290 Pabineau Falls Road, Pabineau First Nation, NB E2A 7M3
office: 506 548-9211 fax: 506 545-6968