Jobs at UGM

Addictions Counsellor (Permanent, Full-Time)

The Opportunity

Would you like to make a lasting impact to our clients in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community by screening, assessing and counselling them?  The Addictions Counsellor will also provide group and individual counselling as needed, and works collaboratively with other outside service providers as required.  You will work in a mutually supportive, professional counselling team to ensure excellent client care.  In addition, the Counsellor is actively involved in program evaluation and quality assurance approaches that are based on Best Practices in BC.  If you have a Master’s Degree in Counselling or a Social Work degree, and have excellent knowledge of alcohol & drug and mental health disorders, and the ability to assess concurrent disorders, then this may be the position for you.

You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required.

This is a permanent, full-time position.  For a copy of the full job description, click on the "Download Job Description" button on the left panel of this page.

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2019. We provide competitive salaries, generous vacation and sick leave, an RRSP matching program, as well as the potential for educational assistance and flexible work arrangements. In addition, our extensive benefits plan is fully employer-paid and includes extended dental and medical, as well as $4,500 per year in pooled para-medical expenses. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team.  If you are someone who desires to learn and grow, has a passion to serve and make a difference, and connects with others with both humility and humour, then you will be a great fit at UGM.

What You’ll Need

If you are considering employment with UGM, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values
  • agree with our Statement of Faith
  • provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by February 23, 2020, click on the "Apply for this position" button on the left panel of this page or below. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Winna Ma, HR Advisor, at 604 215 5430 ext 388.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Aboriginal individuals.