Job Title:

Overnight Residential Counsellor



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:

Part Time

Close to Public Transit:



Friday and Saturday nights only


11 p.m. to 7 a.m. (16 hours per week)


According to the salary program


As an Overnight Residential Counsellor, you will:

  • Provide supervision to clients during the overnight hours
  • Support the individual’s goals & maintain a positive rapport with clients
  • Mediate crisis/conflict situations using Non-violent crisis intervention techniques and/or ASIST and/or First Aid/CPR
  • Ensure safety and security of clients, staff and visitors
  • Maintain confidentiality and privacy of clients
  • Work collaboratively with all other departments as necessary
  • Maintain communication exchanges with team members before every shift to review vital information
  • Complete household duties such as cleaning, meal preparation and head counts
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date documentation
  • All other duties as assigned.


If you identify with the following profile:

  • Post-secondary education in addictions or equivalent in education & experience
  • Current Police Records Check & Vulnerable Position Screening
  • Health Assessment
  • Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • A valid G class Driver’s Licence
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills

How to Apply:

Email resume to foft@2ndchance.ca with Overnight Residential Counsellor: Portage in subject line.