Job Posting 68548

Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Fraser Valley, Chilliwack
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 26 Feb)
casual / on-call  •  $20.52/hr

Position:              Support Worker                                                              Type:                     Relief

Program:             Rosedale                                                                           Posting #:            2316-RW-210211             

Location:             Chilliwack                                                                         Hourly Rate:       $20.52

Schedule:           varied shifts/round-the-clock                                          Closing Date:     Open Until Filled            

                             Weekends, weekdays, stat 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 Chilliwack, the Intensive Rosedale Treatment program provides live-in services for women with moderate to severe substance misuse. Women participate in up to 5 months of structured relapse prevention and personal counselling in which they can plan for their long-term needs and participate in psycho-educational and counselling groups, receive clinical counselling, and develop as needed relationships with community services. Operating on an awake around the clock basis, staff provide women with individualized case management planning and coordination, planning for the long-term management of their chronic substance dependency condition, and their transition from live-in services and supports. 

 

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 two 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 communication skills both written and verbal
  • Evidence of a Tuberculosis Test and compliance with the TB Control Program
  • Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid Certificates, with CPR-C required
  • Doctor’s Note of fitness required
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driver’s abstract required
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Review (Vulnerable Sector Search)
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

This position requires union membership.

 

EFry is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applicants that represent those we serve.  We welcome applicants with non-traditional educational backgrounds and field experience.

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