Job Posting 74046

Withdrawal Management Workers
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
closes in 19 days (Fri, 8 Oct)
part time  •  $21.17 per hour plus $1 per hour shift premiums


St. Leonard’s Community Services has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults and families within the communities we serve.

Our staff enjoy:

  • ‘Perks’ such as a fitness benefit; Employee Assistance Plan; participation in pension/RSP/TFSA plans; and group health & dental plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency (Full Time staff)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring their physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Supportive, collaborative teamwork, where diversity is respected, and hard work is recognized



Withdrawal Management Workers provide support to individuals withdrawing from alcohol and/or drugs within a non-medical, residential facility.  You are part of a collaborative team that ensures client safety and comfort at this early stage of their recovery.  You monitor client withdrawal symptoms, administer medication as prescribed, support brief service plans and discharge plans, and assist with connection to ongoing service and supports.  You are expected to engage with clients in a compassionate manner.  You make a difference!   


A Withdrawal Management Worker:

  • Conducts in-person and telephone screening of clients prior to admission
  • Delivers brief, solution-focused interventions
  • Monitors withdrawal symptoms, documents client medications and alerts medical professionals to any issues which impact client’s safe withdrawal
  • Supports implementation of client service and/or discharge plans
  • Provides individual or group psychoeducation to enhance client motivation to change
  • Provides after-hours support to the Agency’s 24/7 crisis line
  • Maintains facility safety by confidently ensuring clients are respectful of program expectations
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary facility through light cleaning
  • Is reliable in their attendance and completion of their duties

Hours of work: 8- or 12-hour rotational shifts; mornings, afternoons and nights.  Part Time will have regularly scheduled shifts; Relief staff are on call and/or as needed.


Start date: as soon as possible


A note about COVID-19:  Our Agency is committed to the safety of staff. We are following Public Health guidance on precautions regarding use of Personal Protective Equipment, screening of staff and clients, physical distancing, cleaning, hand hygiene, and testing.  If you are selected for an interview, we will answer any questions you may have on the precautions currently in place.



  • Have a college diploma in Human/Social Services or Justice fields of study (i.e. Personal Support Worker, Social Service Worker, Community Services, Justice Services)  
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ combined education/experience in substance use, concurrent disorders and/or mental health settings, with residential experience preferred
  • One year of recent experience in management of withdrawal from substances is preferred
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent exposure to vicarious traumatic stress

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