Recruitment – Addiction Prevention Project

YMCAs of Québec - April 28 2021

The YMCAs of Québec are currently expanding their Toxico project, which until now was only offered in the Anjou and Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry high schools. This means we are in the midst of a substantial recruitment operation. We are looking for 15 new full-time employees to form a dynamic and committed youth team. Nine positions will be in the eastern part of the city, and six in the western.

What does the project entail?

The Toxico project consists in deploying an addiction prevention worker to a specific high school. It is made up of three main components:

  • Universal prevention: the worker acts before the problem arises, deploying universal prevention actions in classrooms and organizing addiction awareness activities.
  • Targeted intervention: the worker oversees individual follow-ups according to the school’s intervention protocol with students referred to the program by school personnel. They also take charge of youth referred by community partners and self-referred students.
  • Summer and community component: this phase of the project ensures continuity of services outside of school and during the summer. The worker is an integral part of the community, even if during the school year they work within the school walls. As such, they participate in local youth issue tables to share their expertise on addiction and the dynamics of the field.

Within the framework of the project, the approach used for substance abuse is to reduce misdemeanours and adhere to the school’s code of conduct.

Why join the YMCAs of Québec?

The YMCA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, but working with us also gives you the opportunity to:

  • Develop your expertise;
  • Be around passionate experts;
  • Make a positive social impact;
  • Work with different engaged partners;
  • Really make a difference in people’s lives;
  • Have the freedom to take on exciting challenges;
  • Enjoy a group insurance plan, pension plan, good work-life balance, and a benevolent work environment.

By joining the YMCAs of Québec, you will also be a part of a team that makes people, cooperation, and collaboration a priority.

Who are we looking for?

To fulfill their mandate, the addiction prevention worker must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in the humanities (social work, psychology, psychoeducation, sociology, criminology) or a college diploma in delinquency intervention, a specialization in addiction studies, or a related field.
  • Have 1 to 2 years of intervention experience specifically with 12- to 17-year-olds.

Interested in the project? Do you think you are who we are looking for? You can apply in two ways:

  1. Come see us during our virtual job fair on Thursday, May 6, between noon and 7 p.m. You can sign up and reserve your spot HERE or drop in using this link:
  2. Directly apply through the Jobillico website:

We look forward to meeting you and potentially having you on our team!

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