Careers at Renascent:  

Full-time Permanent Position

Family & Continuing Care Program 

Application Deadline: September 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 the Family and Continuing Care Programs, the Relief Counsellor is responsible for the delivery of Renascent’s Continuing Care Program services and supporting clients attending the Virtual Intensive Treatment Program stream that are experiencing addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs. 

Key Responsibilities: 

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

  • Screening for Continuing Care, intake and orientation of those referred to the program. 
  • Implements systematic, ongoing goal setting with clients which includes specific planning and establishment of course of action to accomplish goals. 
  • Participate in program revision and design initiatives. 
  • Frequently and regularly assesses the client’s progress. 
  • Provides skill-enhancement through role modelling and instruction according to the Continuing Care Curriculum.
  • 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 supervisor. 
  • 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. 
  • Entry of service level data into Health Records in accordance with Renascent program information guidelines. 
  • Ensures continuity of care of clients throughout the Continuing Care Program


  • Degree or certificate in social services, and/or work experience in the field of  addictions. 
  • ICADC/OCSWSSW certification or working towards certification in 12 Core Functions of Substance Abuse Counselling an asset. 
  • Lived experience of addiction recovery with active involvement in a 12-Step program for alcoholism/addiction required. 
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written are essential, including an ability to share life experiences 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. 

Submitting an Application: 

Interested applicants are invited to apply on or before September 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 a diverse and inclusive environment and providing  equal access and opportunity for all.