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Job Number:  40773
Addictions, Overnight Graveyards Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Closing Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018
(14 days ago)
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey BC Salary: (not entered)

Addictions, Overnight Graveyards Worker

Full Time

Location: Surrey


EFry operates a, structured support and stabilization recovery program for women with low to moderate addictions in Surrey. The program has two components – one for single women and the other for women pregnant and with new born infants. The program is 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: You will provide a warm safe supportive environment women to enable them to settle themselves and their children. As needed you will intervene to maintain a positive group living environment. You will be responsible to record your activities, interactions with program participants and as part of a cooperative team model carry heavier duties related to the program’s cleanliness. The majority of shifts are double staffed.


Key Duties/Accountabilities:

Your primary responsibility is to establish a working rapport with the women and ensure their safety and wellbeing. During the late hours you will conduct room checks to ensure their wellbeing. As part of a cooperative work environment you will carry responsibility for housekeeping tasks and ensuring the morning routines with the residents. You are responsible for the overall manage and functioning of the program while on duty within the established guidelines and policies of EFry.

You are strongly encouraged to attend a staff meeting monthly during day light hours to offer your insights into night routines and participate in case planning.


Education and Experience:

  • Diploma in the field of Social Services, or equivalent education combined with With experience graveyard staff may qualify for day line positions that require a degree.
  • At least six months previous work experience in a residential environment.
  • WCB Level One First Aid, Food Safe Certificate
  • Knowledge of addictions issues.



Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of harm reduction and abstinence seeking with compassion philosophies
  • Ability to work independently and to know when to seek on call support as needed.



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

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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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