You can find work in any area, with lots of opportunity to work in smaller or more rural cities.
Helping people in their struggle to overcome addictions is one of the noblest professions anyone can have. If you feel it’s the right field for you, you can help people turn their life around after longstanding struggles with addictions to drugs, alcohol, or gambling.
Your Day-to-Day Tasks Will Include:
- Interviewing clients, preparing case histories and assessing problems
- Conducting vocational testing and psychometric assessment
- Developing and implementing counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
- Providing therapy and mediation services, and facilitating group sessions
- Liaising with community agencies or partners, and identifying additional or alternative services and providing referrals
- Evaluating the effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions, and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and movement toward defined objectives
- Following up on results of counselling programs and clients’ adjustments
What Else You Need
Going into your training or first job, a lot of volunteering in any sector is good. Group homes are treatment centres are obviously the best volunteer experience.
Where the Jobs Are
You can find work in any area, with lots of opportunity to work in smaller or more rural cities. There is always a demand.
You might find yourself working in places like counselling centres, social service agencies, group homes, government agencies, family therapy centres, and health care and rehabilitation facilities, or private practices.