Job Posting 65400

Residential Support Worker -Addictions
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
closes in 5 days (Tue, 3 Nov)
casual / on-call  •  to be discussed

Position               :         Residential Support Worker-Addictions     Closing Date       :     Open until filled

Type                     :         Relief                                                               Location              :     Abbotsford

Nature of Work   :         AM/PM,  Weekend & Statutory                      Posting #2           :     2316-102020   

                                        holidays

 

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) is a charitable organization that supports women, girls and children at risk, involved in or affected by the justice system. Our programs work to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.

 

Located in Abbotsford, the Firth program provides a continuum of live-in services for women with substance use concerns. Up to 6 women are provided non-medical detox services for up to one week, with support from Fraser Health medical staff. Firth also provides women 30 days of support-recovery in which to stabilize while abstaining from substance use; and 3-5 months of structured support recovery. Support workers are responsible for case planning, group facilitation, linkage with community resources, transition planning, and the day to day running of the facility.

 

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. 

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