ADAP Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Ugpi’ganjig Health Centre

ADAP Coordinator

One Year Contract

Reports to: Health Director

Hours of Work: Shift 35 Hrs/week


Job Summary:

Ugpi’ganjig Health Centre is seeking a highly motivated ADAP Coordinator to assist Community in addressing alcohol and drug issues and to assist in the prevention of the negative effects of addictive substances for First Nations individuals, families and community.  The ADAP Coordinator will ensure the development and implementation of drug and alcohol recovery programs with the intent that stable program deliverables will meet local and area alcohol and drug prevention strategies. The ADAP Coordinator will be under the direct supervision of the Health Director.

Job Description: Adhering to the ERBFN Conditions of Employment Policies, the Health Policies, and maintaining CONFIDENTIALITY at all times, the ADAP Coordinator responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • To promote healthy lifestyles free from alcohol and substances abuse in ERBFN.
  • To support the staff and programs to help deal with the situation that arises for the people in need through drug and alcohol issues and to provide appropriate aftercare.
  • To offer recovery planning and after care support programs to those returning from treatment centres.
  • To promote alternatives to alcohol and substance abuse through family and community-based activities and events which encourage healthy active living free from alcohol and substance abuse.
  • To promote a culturally appropriate system of addiction treatment services and programs for Community members with alcohol and substance abuse problems.
  • To promote and refer clients to existing treatment service providers.
  • To increase knowledge and sensitivity though cultural awareness sessions for service providers in the addiction field.
  • Manage program scheduling on an annual and quarterly basis, reflect the needs, interests and available resources of the community and ensuring mandatory program components are met.
  • Maintain regular communication and program coordination with mainstream treatment and service providers.
  • Maintain and manage program activity records, consent forms and client files.
  • To prepare activity, statistical and narrative reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent.
  • Drug and Alcohol Free.
  • Canadian Addictions Certification.
  • To be working in a recovery program.
  • 5-10 years’ demonstrated experience in a similar role and treatment facilities.
  • Properly trained to assess client and individual needs.
  • Trained to direct client appropriate treatment and guidance through their programs.
  • Preferred skill areas are Non-Violent Communication/Conflict Resolution, Life Skills Coaching, Treatment center, counseling, gamblers anonymous, anger management, smokers anonymous, training would be an asset.
  • Trained to organize and facilitate group meetings and to present workshops.
  • To create and implement programs to educate youth on addiction, cause and effects.
  • Strong communication: written and oral.
  • Possess a sound understanding and appreciation of First Nation Culture and Issues.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Required to work daytime/evenings/nights/weekend hours as necessary.
  • Preference may be given to First Nation ancestry that possesses the minimum qualification required.
  • Bilingual while not necessary, would be considered an asset.
  • Applicants being considered for an interview MUST provide a current criminal record and a vulnerable sector check prior to interview.


Closing Date: September 25, 2020 – We thank all applicants, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Please make applications to the attention of Michael Isaac, Human Resources Manager by email or in person:

Tel:  (506) 684-6288        E-mail:


(All applications must include Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References.)


  (Ugpi’ganjig reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw the above posting for 2019 ADAP Worker.)


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