Provides adults living in Vancouver access to individual, couple and family/group addiction counselling. Assesses client needs and recommends appropriate treatment regarding substance misuse. Works with the addictions team to monitor client needs and progress and helps develop an appropriate individual care plan.
The addiction counsellor provides consultation and works collaboratively with other counsellors, health care professionals and the client and client's family in the identification and resolution of client/family care issues, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas and coordination and integration of care, and makes referrals to other service providers as appropriate. Supports clients enrolled in a methadone maintenance program.
Adult addiction counsellors available at all VCH community health centres in Vancouver.
19 and older.