Job Posting 69194

Addiction Support Worker
Chrysalis Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver
closes in 2 days (Thu, 15 Apr)
casual / on-call  •  $18 hourly wage

JOB TITLE:  Addiction Support Worker

PROGRAM: New Dawn, Chrysalis Society  

 

We are looking for a casual relief Addiction Support Worker to work independently with vulnerable adults with the day-to-day household requirements, which consist of, but are not limited to: overseeing the completion of chores, meal preparation, provide medication, and ensure accurate documentation of medication. Addiction Support Worker upholds professional boundaries and works within their competence; they maintain fact-based observations and updates within the database.

Candidates should have healthy active listening skills and a passion for providing support in a welcoming, open-minded, non-judgmental, and empathic manner. You are familiar with non-violent communication, intersectionality, and anti-oppression work. You are sex worker positive and have a working knowledge of the addiction cycle and women’s issues related to addiction. You have effective problem-solving and crisis management skills and are attentive to detail yet can see the bigger picture as part of a team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with and report directly to the supervisory staff
  • Maintain accurate electronic documentation entries of residents in the ‘FYI’ database and TEAMS app
  • Debrief with incoming and outgoing staff, including reading, and recording support notes in FYI
  • Maintain an organized and planned work routine while exercising initiative and great discernment
  • Ensure house guidelines are followed, and weekly chores are completed
  • provision of conflict resolution and/or mediation with/for residents, as needed
  • Monitor and accurately document that residents are compliant with their medication/s, as prescribed
  • Oversee women are maintaining regular safety protocols: hand washing, masks worn while in community, regular onsite temperature taking and documentation, ensure proper sanitizing of all surfaces
  • Reach out to the team (Group Facilitator/ED) when making critical decisions based on resident disclosures of self-harm, drug use, or issues that could potentially affect the safety of the group or the integrity of the program – fill out and submit incident report forms, as per protocol from the Licensing Regulations

Qualifications:

  • Basic Counselling Certificate OR equivalent of up-to-date training plus 1 yr experience in the field of addictions  
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft 365 and technological literacy
  • Emergency First Aid - Community Care Certificate and Naloxone Training
  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Criminal Records Check

Chrysalis is committed to diversity and equity in its programming and workforce. The wisdom, expertise & diverse perspectives from lived experiences relating to Living in Community's work are respected, valued & sought. As a provider of residential homes for women healing from and/or vulnerable to and/or at ongoing risk of male-perpetrated violence, hiring preference is given to women, as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code. Chrysalis acknowledges and respects men as important allies with whom meaningful partnerships are imperative and engage with them in capacities that constructively support and promote our constitutional purpose and functions. Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants.

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