Careers at Renascent:  

Counsellor – Full-time Permanent Position 

Virtual Intensive Treatment Program (VITP) 

Application Deadline: July 21st, 2023 

About Renascent: 

Renascent is an accredited leader in the addiction treatment field, with a legacy of serving  people impacted by substance addiction for over 50 years. As a community non-profit organization, Renascent is committed to its mission of helping save lives through  compassionate, transformative, evidence-based addiction and mental health programs, and is guided by values of compassion, integrity, community, diversity and inclusion, and lived experience. Renascent’s accredited treatment programs provide person-centered care within an abstinence-based model, integrating 12-step facilitation with current best practice clinical and medical approaches. A diversity of treatment program options are offered, including community inpatient intensive treatment, virtual intensive treatment, and outpatient continuing care and alumni programs. Due to the impact of addiction on families, specialized programs and support are offered for loved ones and family members, including children. 

About the position: 

Reporting to the Manager of Virtual Intensive Treatment Program, the VITP Counsellor is accountable for the program delivery and supporting clients attending the Virtual Intensive Treatment Program stream. 

Key Responsibilities: 

The position includes, but is not limited to the following: 

  • Screening, assessment, and intake of clients referred to the program for treatment, to determine their suitability for our program. May involve referral to additional or more appropriate services elsewhere. 
  • Implements systematic, ongoing goal setting with clients which includes specific planning and establishment of course of action to accomplish goals, in consultation with the Counselling Team. 
  • Frequently and regularly assesses client’s progress. 
  • Provides skill-enhancement through role modelling and general instruction.
  • Provides systematic, structured counselling to individuals and groups in relation to specific program materials and issues. 
  • Makes necessary referrals regarding any other services required by clients, in consultation with the Counselling Team. 
  • Works with clients to encourage them to develop or restore their natural support system. 
  • Maintains all required client records and other documentation in a professional and  accurate manner. 
  • Ensures continuity of care of clients through a continuous process of follow-up, coordination of referrals, and systematic outreach 


  • Lived experience of addiction and recovery and active involvement in a 12-Step program for alcoholism/addiction required. 
  • A minimum of three years of continuous sobriety is preferred. 
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written are essential, including an ability to share life experience for the benefit of the clients. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport, earn respect and enforce rules in a manner  that is both effective and respectful. 
  • University degree or College diploma in one of the social sciences or a health-related discipline, or the equivalent in work experience. 
  • Completion of course-work for certification as an Addiction Counsellor is required. 

Submitting an Application: 

Interested applicants are invited to apply on or before July 21st, 2023. Including a cover letter in your application package is strongly encouraged. 

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Renascent wishes to thank all individuals who apply for this position, however, only  applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Renascent is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive and diverse  environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you require  accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email us  at