Job Posting 71639

Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Fraser Valley
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 11 Jun)
full time  •  $21.63

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

Program:             Rosedale                                                             Posting #:            2316-RW-D-210503        

Location:             Chilliwack                                                           Hourly Rate:      $21.63

Schedule:            Wed-Friday: 1300-2230                                     Closing Date:     Open Until Filled            

                             Sat: 1200-2000

 

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 Rosedale Intensive 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 counselling whereby they can plan for their long-term needs and participate in psycho-educational 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 to manage substance use dependence, and the transition from live-in services and supports. 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the overall functioning of the substance use treatment program and the residents.
  • Support clients towards attainment of substance use treatment goals and improved functioning in the community.
  • 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 maintain maximum cleaning effectiveness in adherence to licensing regulations.
  • Provide life skills training and facilitate psychoeducational groups.
  • Provide input to case management plans with an emphasis on relapse prevention.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of a Certificate in Social Services/Substance Use with an accredited educational institution
  • Minimum of 6 months’ experience providing groups and individual support within a bed-based substance use program setting
  • 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 driving record 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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