Overnight Residential Counsellor (Part Time)

Stonehenge Therapeutic Community - Guelph, ON (29 days ago)

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Our Philosophy:

"At Stonehenge, we believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and contribute to society"

About the Role:

Stonehenge is one of two funded Therapeutic Communities in Ontario, that support people struggling with addiction issues and co-occurring mental health concerns to make positive changes and move toward recovery.

Our overnight Counsellors work independently, to supervise clients attending our residential addictions treatment program on Friday, Sat and Sunday nights (3 weekends/month). Our Counsellors act as positive role models for our Community, providing supportive counselling and containment when needed.

Experience working with/volunteering in roles that support people with addictions or mental health challenges is an advantage for candidates applying for this role.

Perks and Benefits:

  • Set schedule - part time hours working Friday - Sunday overnights
  • 3 weekends "on" one weekend "off" - dedicated time off built into your schedule
  • Benefits provided for overnight staff (health/dental)
  • Staff enjoy meals with our Clients, provided by Stonehenge ("paid meal" position)
  • Stonehenge is proud to be a learning environment - professional development opportunities available.


  • Completion of or enrollment in a Post-Secondary program relating to Social Services (College Diploma or University Degree)
  • Previous experience in the field of addictions and residential treatment preferred
  • Valid G Driver’s License for a minimum of 3 years (G2 level or greater)
  • Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record
  • CSC Clearance conducted by PWGS Canada
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
  • Own transportation (not on a bus route)
  • Must live within 1 hour of Guelph (not negotiable)

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the treatment centre during overnight hours ("stay awake position")
  • Interact with residents consistent with individual treatment needs and treatment plans
  • Perform light housekeeping chores including laundry, clean staff offices, etc.
  • Perform mandatory hourly resident bed checks
  • Facilitate crisis intervention and supportive counseling/containment
  • Make referrals to internal and/or external programs or services, as appropriate
  • Attend all mandatory training programs and monthly team meetings
  • Complete required documentation such as the Communication Log, program notes and Incident Reports
  • Liaise and support full-time staff
  • Prepare for and attend regularly scheduled clinical supervisions

STC accommodates the needs of applicants throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the (AODA) and Human Rights legislation. Should you require, accommodation can be made at any point, upon request

Job Type: Part-time


  • Secondary School (Preferred)


  • Guelph, ON (Preferred)


  • Ontario Driver's Licence (G2 or higher, held for min 3 yrs) (Preferred)