August 7, 2018 – June 28, 2019 (213 instructional days)
Northlands College offers the opportunity to bring the gift of education to eager students in one of the most beautiful regions in Canada. We are a mid-sized college with many unique and engaging programs, small class sizes and a strong sense of community. We have campuses in various communities across northern Saskatchewan and have built strong partnerships with agencies and institutions to provide well-rounded courses and programs.
We are currently recruiting for an Addictions CounsellingInstructor who will work as part of a team dedicated to the success of students. The addictions counseling program provides the knowledge and skill development required to perform the functions of an entry level addictions counselor, community prevention worker or other human service program provider. Students learn how to use interpersonal communication skills, use an integrated case management approach, facilitate brief screenings, comprehensive assessments, treatment plans and referrals, use one-one-one counseling, suicide intervention and crisis intervention skills in extensive experiential learning lab settings and manage client resistance and ambivalence using motivational interviewing. Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to: Behavior and Drug Dynamics, Concurrent Disorders, Detoxification and Recovery Process, Erosion of Addicted Families, Family, Systems Abuses, Personal Health Strategies, Special Needs in Mental Health and Addictions, Substance Use Disorders/Disorder Patterns, Suicide Interventions, and Valuing Diversity. Additional duties include classroom management, taking attendance and submitting it on a regular basis, monitoring student progress and submitting reports on a regular basis, and other duties as assigned.
The minimal qualifications for this positions are an Undergraduate Degree in Addictions, Social Sciences, Psychiatric Nursing or Human Services with an emphasis on addictions; a minimum of three years or recent relevant experience in providing direct, supervised counseling and prevention services to persons with a primary diagnosis of alcoholism and/or drug addiction; two years of experience in the development and delivery of adult education and/or addictions training including working knowledge of and ability to apply the basic principles and practices of adult education within various delivery systems; and experience in life skills coaching and group facilitation using a critical incident model.
Northlands College has an excellent benefits package which includes a dental, health and vision care plan; pension plan, life and dependent life insurance, long-term disability, sick leave, vacation leave, professional development opportunities and an employee assistance program. Northlands College has an approved Employment Equity Plan, applicants of Aboriginal ancestry, as well as individuals in other equity groups, are encouraged to apply. A criminal check will be required prior to hire. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. This program is accredited through Sask Polytechnic, instructors must meet the requirements of the accrediting institute.
For more information regarding this opportunity please contact Cheryl Brown at 306-425-4499. To apply for this opportunity please send your cover letter, resume, and proof of education to:
Northlands College Human Resources Department
Air Ronge, SK S0J 3G0
The application deadline for this opportunity is June 17, 2018. We thank all candidates who apply; however, only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.