Job Title:

Clinical Caseworker



Company Description:

Portage is a not- for-profit organization that helps people overcome substance abuse- issues and associated behavioural problems in order to achieve positive lifestyle changes. Portage provides drug addiction rehabilitation treatment in its various centres in Atlantic Canada, Québec and Ontario. Portage Elora services youth aged 14 – 18 years of age.

Job Type:

Full Time

Close to Public Transit:



Must be available evenings and weekends


$17.37 per hour


The clinical caseworker is responsible for the supervision of young people and designated responsibilities assigned on shift. This person must demonstrate maturity, patience and appropriate staff modeling which adhere to the code of ethics and best practices in the field. The clinical caseworker also applies education techniques using acts of daily life, organizing, coordinating and leading activities including group facilitations to ensure learning and the acquisition of attitudes and appropriate behavior in order to rehabilitate successfully within society. Other duties include:

  • Ensure that the quality of care provided is appropriate and consistent with the policies and procedures within the organization
  • Learn and role model the 21 competencies of the Portage Program
  • Oversee daily routines of program participants and facilitate therapeutic programming
  • Accurate completion of log books, incident/behavioral reports as necessary and all applicable paperwork
  • Provide council and morale support to program participants
  • Behavioral intervention as necessary
  • Learn, adhere and remain up to date on all policies and procedures of the organization
  • Perform other related duties at the request of the immediate superior


  • Hold a college degree in the appropriate field, or a university degree in substance abuse (or in the process of completing it); experience in group/ treatment settings is not mandatory but beneficial
  • Valid Driver’s License

How to Apply:

Email resume to with Clinical Caseworker: Portage in subject line.