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Job Number:  40187
Addictions Residential Support Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 1 December 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 31 December 2017
(49 days ago)
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Casual
Location: New Westminster Salary: (not entered)

Addictions Residential Support Worker

Full time, and on-call Auxiliary

Location: Surrey, Abbotsford, Chilliwack

EFry operates a continuum of addictions care that includes: detox, structured support and stabilization recovery, to intensive treatment. Our programs are located in the Fraser Valley in Surrey, Abbotsford and Chilliwack and staffed on an awake around the clock basis. We are the largest provider of women’s addictions beds for Fraser Health in the region. Our services are designed for women who are abstinence seeking and delivered through a compassion based approach that recognizes addictions is a chronic recurring problem the lives of most clients. We seek to work with others who share our values.


Primary Purpose: To establish rapport with women and ensure their safety and wellbeing on a daily basis through providing support, leading group activities, and participating in case management. While at work you will “live with” the women and engage in a shared cooperative model with staff and residents to care for the home, conduct daily living activities, and engage in educational and healing focused activities that support the wellbeing of women. You will work within a team model to support participants’ personal objectives and goals.

Key Duties/Accountabilities:

To provide women with a positive group living environment in which they can plan for their futures and look after themselves. You are responsible for the overall manage and functioning of the program while on duty within the established guidelines and policies of EFry. You will conduct intakes as necessary and provide women case management planning and support and facilitate women’s access to needed community resources. Your goal is that women will develop a long term plan for themselves that addresses the full spectrum of their wellness needs.

With the exception of EFry’s Surrey location, a vehicle is necessary for staff to reach work.


Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a 4 year post-secondary or/combination of diplomas in the field of social services.
  • At least one year previous work experience in a residential environment is required for this position.
  • Experience working with women with addiction issues.
  • Motivational interviewing and group facilitation skills
  • WCB Level One First Aid, Food Safe Certificate

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of mental health & alcohol/drug issues
  • Understanding of harm reduction and abstinence seeking with compassion philosophies
  • Ability to manage change



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

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
Human Resources
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
402 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC, V3L 3X1

Tel: 604-520-1166
Fax: 604-520-1169

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