Company Name:
Calgary Dream Centre
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Addictions Counselor

The Calgary Dream Centre is a faith-based recovery organization working to change the lives of those most vulnerable in the city of Calgary. Our holistic process of transformation helps individuals to escape the cycle of homelessness and addiction.

Joining the Calgary Dream Centre as an Addictions Counselor means becoming an important part of our team dedicated to providing support to vulnerable populations struggling with addiction. Addiction Counselor’s require strong organizational skills and the ability to establish collaborative and effective relationships with their team.

Roles and Responsibilities are as follows but are not limited to:

▪ Provide individual counseling, including assessment, case planning, strategic intervention, referral, safety/recovery planning

▪ Maintain a comprehensive understanding of crisis management and the impact of trauma on mental health and addiction complications

▪ Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines regarding all clients, conversations and referrals

▪ Coordinate and facilitate educational workshops on mental health and addiction related topics

▪ Develop and facilitate mental health and addiction-related process style group counseling programs

▪ Consults with and informs management of client risk, progress and challenges

▪ Works with client and appropriate staff on case conferences to ensure effective assessment treatment planning

▪ Ensures proper documentation and management of client files and documenting according to policy/ accreditation standards. Frequently analyze, assess and review objectives

▪ Pursues practice knowledge and skill development in line with job description  

Qualifications and Requirements:

▪ Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Behavioural Science or related social science

▪ Required to have current registration with appropriate college (i.e. College of Psychologists, College of Social Workers)

▪ 3+ years of group and individual counselling experience in addictions treatment field

▪ Required to have a Driver’s License with 2 million liability on insurance

▪ Comprehensive knowledge of client centered mental health and addictions interventions and practice methods

▪ Effective listening, observation and facilitation skills to effectively assess clients and provide appropriate consultation

▪ Strong mediation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills

▪ Basic computer knowledge

▪ Clear Criminal Record check (vulnerable sectors) upon hire

▪ HMIS database experience considered an asset

▪ Willing to obtain additional training upon hire

Why Join Us?

At the Calgary Dream Centre we are committed to the core values of mercy, compassion, respect, integrity, accountability and innovation. We practice these values every day as we engage with people on the streets and in our programs, supporting them as they take steps towards recovery and a new, purposeful life. Our organization is proud to offer competitive wages and benefits program. We offer comprehensive training that further equips employees with the skills and resources needed to succeed in their role and provide quality services to the individuals they work with. 


Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] indicating the desired position in the subject line. Applicants are also welcome to mail a cover letter and resume to 4510 Macleod Trail SW Calgary, AB T2G 0A4 (Attention Human Resources). We thank all applicants for their interest; however only qualified candidates will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.