Job Posting 67553

Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Fraser Valley, Abbotsford
closed today (Mon, 25 Jan)
full time - term / contract

Position:              Support Worker                                                            Type:                   Full-time (Temp)

Program:             Firth                                                                                Posting #:           2316-RW-L-210105

Location:             Abbotsford                                                                     Salary Scale:      Level 3        

Schedule:            Sun: 1830-0630/Mon: 2200-0800/                                Closing Date:    Open Until Filled                             

                             Sat: 1930-0730 (34 hrs/wk)


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.



  • 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 & treatment groups
  • Establish case management plans with an emphasis on relapse prevention



  • 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 is an asset



  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Willingness to obtain Current Food Safe Level 1 and First-Aid CPR-C Certification
  • Doctor’s Note of fitness required
  • Negative TB skin test
  • Ability to obtain Criminal Record Check for children and vulnerable adults (local, provincial)
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.


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