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.
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.