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Residential Support Worker - Addictions

  • Posted:Nov 08, 2019
  • Apply by:Dec 09, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Chilliwack, BC
  • Impact Area
  • Community & Social Services
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

Position               :         Residential Support Worker-Addictions

Type                     :         Full-time  (40 hours/wk)                                 

Nature of Work :        Mon-Thurs:1300-2100/Sun: 0830-04:30

We are a human rights and social services charitable not-for-profit agency for women and girls affected by the justice system.

EFry is committed to the belief that people are willing and able to take responsibility for their own lives if provided with the resources, opportunities and skills to do so. We value working together with others who are committed to equality, fairness, and opportunity for those we serve.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the overall functioning of the substance use treatment program and the residents
  • Establish rapport and provide a warm, safe supportive environment for women
  • Record all activities and interactions with participants as part of the ongoing case management
  • Monitor the day-to-day operations of residence to ensure quality control for all equipment and maximum cleaning effectiveness in adherence to licensing regulation
  • Facilitate psychoeducational groups
  • Establish case management plans with an emphasis on relapse prevention

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • A Diploma in a related field plus 2 years’ experience in a similar environment, preferably with substance-use services or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Understanding of substance use and mental health
  • Experience working in a licensed facility would be an asset

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Negative TB Test
  • Willingness to obtain Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid with CPR-C
  • Doctor’s Note of fitness required
  • Ability to obtain Local Police search and Provincial Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Clearance required
  • Must have own vehicle and valid BC driver’s licence
  • Satisfactory record of driver’s abstract
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Efry actively promotes a program of employment equity and equal opportunity to ensure equal access to employment opportunity for all persons. 

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to  humanresources@elizabethfry.com

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.  No phone calls please.

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