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Addiction Counsellors  (NOC 4153)

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Career Description
These counsellors specialize in dealing with clients with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.

Duties May Include
Addictions counsellors may:

Interview clients, prepare case histories, assess problems, and conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment;

Develop and implement counselling/intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and the means to attain them;

Counsel clients and provide therapy/mediation services;

Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and clients' progress;

Provide public education/consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues, and methods;

Prepare assessments, progress, follow-up, and court reports;

Specialize in dealing with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction.

Sources
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.

The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.

Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.

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