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Job Number:  40756
Supervisor, Addictions
Job Posted: Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2018
(47 days ago)
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Surrey BC Salary: (not entered)

Supervisor, Addictions

Full Time

Location: Surrey

We are looking for a well-qualified Supervisor to join our team, for a continuum of addictions care that includes: detox, structured support and stabilization recovery, to intensive treatment.


The program provides single women, and women who are pregnant or with newborns with support to address their moderate to severe addiction issues within an around the clock staffed awake program. The program is a compassion based abstinence program.


Key Duties/Accountabilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible to manage the residence, ensuring organizational goals, licensing requirements and accreditation standards are being met. The Supervisor will ensure the day-to-day operations of the residence are run in a professional and efficient manner while providing ongoing supervision, support and evaluation of the program staff. Responsibilities will also include participation in case conferences and case management, managing program budgets and oversight of bio-psycho-social programming. The role will provide oversight to clinical staff including counsellors and other allied health staff.


Education and Experience:

  • A degree in social work, counselling or related field (Masters preferred), or the equivalent combination of education and experience totaling (8) eight years;
  • (3) Three years of previous direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of a specific community based program and related provincial and community support is required;
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting women with substance misuse and withdrawal, co-morbid Mental Health Disorders, poverty, homelessness trauma, and involvement in the criminal justice system;
  • Knowledge of gender informed, trauma informed practice;
  • Experience with strength-based approaches;
  • Exceptional administrative, management, and organizational skills;
  • The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure while managing concurrent needs and problems, including managing emergency situations;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership;
  • Ability to mentor and supervise a diverse team of workers;
  • Dynamic working style and ability to motivate and foster team work;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to provide guidance to staff, identifying individual care plans and client centered goals;
  • Must possess solid judgement, problem solving, critical thinking, and analysis skills;
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA1), or equivalent or higher,
  • Food-safe certification;
  • Willingness and ability to complete and pass a criminal record check;





Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literate and have excellent and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Have a driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure while managing concurrent needs and problems, including managing emergency situations
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector clearance checks and Level One Occupational First Aid


Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to:


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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