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At Bartimaeus Inc. as a Behaviour Specialist, Seth is asked to respond to behaviour as they are presented, good and bad, on a day to day basis. Along with that Seth is asked to handle making/going to appointments, scheduling community outings, handle medications, and teach/assist with the day to day basics in order to properly… Read more “Seth Fisher, Behaviour Specialist”

Seth Fisher, Counselling Skills Graduate 2016
Behaviour Specialist, Bartimaeus Inc.

Hi, my name is Joseph Legacy and I am  a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor as well as the Executive Director of Drumheller Society for Recovery in Drumheller, Alberta. I took over this position in July of 2015 after being the primary Counsellor and Program Coordinator for this agency since June 1, 2010. I graduated from… Read more “Joe Legacy, Executive Director, Drumheller Society for Recovery”

Joe Legacy, Counselling Skills Graduate 2009
Executive Director, Drumheller Society for Recovery

Claire started off her career in Nova Scotia once completing the Counselling Skills program in 2009. She worked at Shelter Nova Scotia in Metro Turning Point, Barry House and The Rebuilding as a Support Worker to both men and woman who are homeless. During this time she also worked as an outreach worker with Mainline… Read more “Claire MacDonald, Instructor ASCW”

Claire MacDonald, Counselling Skills Graduate 2009
Instructor ASCW, CDI College

Alex is responsible not only for overseeing the success of HepNS,  but is also responsible for developing new and innovative projects which will benefit Nova Scotians affected by hepatitis. An integral part of her job is building long-term relationships with clients and other community organizations in order to support  hepatitis awareness campaigns. Alex’s goals are… Read more “Alex MacDonnell, Executive Director, HepNS”

Alex MacDonnell, Counselling Skills Graduate 2012

I began the course in September and by December I was hired on with Regional Residential Service Society working in small options homes for adults with intellectual disabilities as a casual worker.  I worked part time while I completed the Counselling program, graduating the following August receiving the Major Aggregate award for Highest Academic Honors.… Read more “Natalie Petley, Support Worker, Regional Residential Service Society”

Natalie Petley, Counselling Skills Graduate 2011
Support Worker, Regional Residential Service Society

After graduation, I went on to split my time between casual positions with Alcare Place and Colonial Community Services.  CCS turned into a part time gig working in a small options home for youth, as well as a Rec Counsellor for a young man with Prader-willi syndrome.  After close to two years with CCS, I… Read more “Dwayne Wright, Housing Support, Metro Turning Point”

Dwayne Wright, Counselling Skills Graduate 2009

Elaina graduated from the Counselling Skills program at Success College in 2014. Upon the completion of her coursework, Elaina moved to Vancouver and began her OJT at the Ending Violence Association of BC. Shortly thereafter, Elaina found employment at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital assisting youth and their families navigate… Read more “Elaina Bartlett, RPC(c), Bipolar Peer Support Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association”

Elaina Bartlett, RPC(c), Counselling Skills Graduate 2014
Bipolar Peer Support Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association

Upon finishing school end of August 2015, I had been hired with Metro Community Housing Association as casual residential counsellor. In August of 2016, I was offered the Residential Coordinator position with the Salvation Army.  This job was absolutely perfect for me. With my past management experience in hospitality, food & beverage of over 25yrs, my transferable skills as well… Read more “Rebecca Brounstein, Residential Coordinator”

Rebecca Brounstein, Counselling Skills Graduate 2015
Residential Coordinator, Salvation Army

Following my graduation from Success College I worked for a few months with the Searidge Foundation, a private addictions recovery program located in the Annapolis Valley.  In my capacity with Searidge I was responsible for facilitating group sessions as well as meeting with clients individually.  Later my responsibilities expanded to include the role of aftercare… Read more “Paul Surette, Addiction Counsellor Supervisor, Salvation Army, Halifax Centre of Hope”

Paul Surette ACC, RPC(C), CCAC, Counselling Skills Graduate 2014
Addiction Counsellor Supervisor, Salvation Army, Halifax Centre of Hope

Candice has worked front line with Shelter Nova Scotia as a Client Support Worker at Metro Turning Point, an 80 bed men’s emergency harm reduction shelter and Barry House a 20 bed women’s emergency harm reduction shelter. Moving from there Candice accepted a position with Adsum House as a Client Support Worker as well as… Read more “Candice Creese, Coach, Strongest Families Institute”

Candice Creese, Counselling Skills Graduate 2011

Julia graduated from the Counselling Skills program at Success College with highest aggregate in 2015. She went on to work at Chisholm Services for Children, a treatment facility for children who have experienced trauma. At Chisholm, Julia has developed strong relationships with both children and staff and continues to work there casually to maintain the… Read more “Julia Paton, RPC(c), Registered Professional Counsellor and Owner, Maritime Counselling Services”

Julia Paton, RPC(c), Counselling Skills Graduate 2015
Registered Professional Counsellor and Owner, Maritime Counselling Services
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