National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program Worker (NNADAP) (Full Time)


Gitsegukla Band


We are currently looking for an experienced professional to fill the role of National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) Worker for our organization. This is an exciting opportunity to have a significant impact on the well-being and everyday lives of a First Nation community. Gitsegukla is located on Highway 16, approximately 40 km southwest of Hazelton, BC, and 100kms East of Terrace, BC. This is a professionally and personally rewarding opportunity for someone who wants to make an important difference in people’s lives, while working in a beautiful part of BC.

Key Accountabilities and Scope:

Reporting to the Health Manager, the NNADAP Worker provides counselling, intervention, prevention, and aftercare services for substance abuse and addictions. As part of their efforts, the NNADAP Worker also provides health education on mental health and substance use and promotes healthy lifestyles.

General areas of responsibility include:

Program Leadership

  • Manages and coordinates preventative drug and alcohol programs for the Gitsegukla Nation
  • Screens and assesses client’s needs and why they are seeking assistance and services
  • Provide appropriate assessment of clients and referral of clients to treatment and prepares clients for entry, into residential treatment, or other rehabilitation/treatment programs
  • Provides support for individuals take part in the program
  • Stimulates new programs related to drugs and alcohol abuse, such as support circles, Al-anon, A.A., N.A., sponsorships, etc.
  • Provides one to one, family and group counselling and refers clients to appropriate professionals
  • Allows for follow up programs for clients returning from treatment
  • Provides short-term counselling in crisis situations
  • Provide aftercare to clients returning from treatment and maintain a link with the relevant treatment centres concerning client care and progress
  • Facilitates health professional visits to program clients and interested community members
  • Promotes, monitors and maintains health, safety and security of the program


  • Develops and provides substance abuse information (Literature, workshops, videos, internet)
  • Provides culturally appropriate programs to educate and promote addictions awareness and addiction-free lifestyles
  • Provides skills in effective prevention/intervention strategies that address the challenges of addictions among youth

Building relationships

  • Works with other professionals, such as nurses, physicians, and other health workers, as needed
  • Collaborates and networks with other departments and community organizations

Finance and Administration

  • Completes timesheets accurately and in a timely matter
  • Documents and maintains cases thoroughly in confidential files
  • Prepares reports and maintain records as required by workplans and the Health Manager
  • Participate in all staff meetings
  • Works within the established budget for the program
  • Participates in professional development or other training as required or directed

In performing their role, the NNADAP Worker utilizes all resources involved with addictions, including other Health Care Workers, the community school and other professionals. The NNADAP Worker acts as a role model for community members by practicing personal wellness.

Education, Skills and Experience Requirements:

  • A University degree or College diploma in social work or addictions counselling, preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in addiction and recovery services, preferred.
  • Willingness to participate in training in the addictions field.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of issues related to addiction and recovery.
  • Knowledge of health care and addictions services and offices in the region.
  • Proven ability to establish trusting relationships with a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Ability to make accurate assessments of client’s need.
  • Ability to mobilize the community in working together to deal with substance abuse.
  • Ability to take direction and follow through.
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise.
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software application, including Microsoft Office.
  • Valid driver’s license with willingness transport patients as required.
  • Independent worker with ability to work with and contribute to a strong team environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required.
  • Knowledge of First Nation’s culture, customs, beliefs, traditional lifestyles and health issues.
  • Current criminal record check required and available upon request.

This position is a full-time position. Salary or wages are negotiable based on experience.

If you are a highly dependable, non-judgement and trustworthy individual with the ability to work under pressure to effectively make an impact on the Community, then this opportunity is worth exploring.

The deadline to provide your application is 11:59pm (PST) on June 14th, 2019.

How to Apply

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