Addictions Counsellor (Occupation Code : 263502)

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Provides support and treatment for people with drug and alcohol dependency problems, develops strategies which assist them to set goals and affect and maintain change, and provides community education.


Interviewing clients individually, in families, or in groups, to assess their situation and problems and determine the types of services required,

Analysing the client's situation and presenting alternative approaches to resolving problems,

Providing counselling, therapy and mediation services,

Facilitating group sessions to assist clients to develop skills and insights needed to deal with and resolve their social and personal problems,

Coordinating counselling efforts with mental health professionals as well as doctors, nurses and social workers,

Conducting chemical dependency program orientation sessions,

Implementing follow-up or aftercare programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs,

Alternate Occupation Names

Social Detoxification Worker

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Gambling Counsellor

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