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Addictions Worker – Stoney Health Centre

The Addiction Worker collaborates with the multidisciplinary team at Stoney Health Services and other addictions related programs to support Stoney community members and their families who use alcohol, substances and/or solvents. The Addiction Worker provides culturally-appropriate education/awareness, support, interventions, prevention and after care for alcohol, substance and solvent use. This is on an out-patient or community basis and referrals can be made to inpatient treatment programs, as needed.


  • Develop and deliver culturally-appropriate, holistic, community-based addictions prevention and after care programs and services for individuals, families and groups. This may
    include, among other activities:

    • Culturally appropriate activities for Stoney youth to promote traditional customs and culture, enhance self-worth and decrease peer pressure among youth.
    • Develop education and information sessions; workshops or in-services within the Stoney community to increase awareness about alcohol, substance and solvent use (i.e. effects of alcohol substance and solvent use on individuals and families etc.); as well as the promotion of healthier lifestyles.
    • Organize and facilitate self-help groups and/or after-care programming
    • Community outreach, as required.
    • Encourage involvement in addiction treatment programs; and, maintain a wait-list.
  • Complete and ensure all intake forms and necessary documentation for clients to access treatment are completed, including transportation and funding arrangements (ie- NNADAP, AHS
    or private).
  • Develop and maintain a network (internal and external) of collaborative working relationships with individuals, communities as well as local, territorial, provincial or federal
  • Act as a liaison with other health workers, and affiliated agencies.
  • Community outreach, as required
  • Provide regular reports to SHS management, as required.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement (i.e. development of learning resources for patients), Risk Management, clinical studies, community and educational initiatives as well as
    other health promotion and injury prevention activities, as required.
  • Participate as a member of the Stoney Health Services team in staff meetings, training and development opportunities as well as operational and strategic planning sessions
  • Maintain an effective reporting system as well as providing regular reports and recommendations to SHS management, as requested
  • Comply with all relevant SHS and Stoney Tribal Administration policies, procedures and regulations
  • Act as an ambassador for SHS, for client and family-centered care and as advocate for client autonomy
  • Carry out other associated duties as may be required


  • Certification from a recognized body such as: Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC), Canadian Addiction Counsellor Certification (CACCF) or another CCPC Accredited
    Course, or an accredited addictions program from a recognized post-secondary institution,.
  • Two (2) years of pertinent addictions- related working experience.
  • A thorough knowledge of current NNADAP, AHS, private, provincial or territorial addiction treatment programs;
  • Awareness of opportunities to liaise with and implement culturally appropriate addiction programming and after-care;
  • Maintains currency through ongoing professional development, professional affiliations, participation on pertinent committees, conferences, e-learning, journal reviews etc.;
  • Demonstrates initiative and insight to organize and facilitate groups
  • Experience with or interest in Indigenous culture;
  • An understanding of cultural diversity issues, benefits and strategies to enhance community relations;
  • Strong communication (oral and written), relational, coordination, organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrate good judgement and a proven ability to work well with individuals from varying background
  • Program development and evaluation skills as well as maintenance of effective reporting systems
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Computer literacy
  • Willingness and ability to work in a rigorous, diverse and often demanding work environment. May be required to work lengthy and/or weekend hours from time to time.
  • Must have maintained an alcohol/substance free, healthy lifestyle for a minimum of three years.

• Clear Criminal record check and vulnerable sector
• Proof of double COVID-19 Vaccination
• Class 5 Advanced Drivers License and Clean Driving Record

Interested applicants may forward their resume or application form on or before June 3rd to:
Stoney Tribal Administration
C/O Stoney Nakoda Human Resources
Fax: (403) 881-2677 or Email: employment@stoney-nation.com

Job ID# 70-2022-08

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those who meet the requirements will be contacted for an interview.