Job Posting 75493

Detox Worker
The Salvation Army Harbour Light
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 21 days (Thu, 14 Oct)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $21.2866 per hour




·         Monitors the activities of the clients/residents and maintains availability for personal, practical and moral support; may include providing safe storage and recording of prescribed medications

·         Accurately records day-to-day happenings using appropriate methods; maintains logbooks and completes occurrence reports

·         Provides lifeskills training (personal hygiene, mental and physical health, communication, anger management, etc.) for clients/residents

·         Acts as client advocate; acts as positive role model

·         Knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse, human behavior, and relevant community resources.

·         Complete all intake tasks: Luggage check; valuables receipt; orientation to unit, their sleeping area, detox rules and regulations, and program activities.

·         Conduct daily orientation groups to clients in detox.

·         Facilitate educational groups on a variety of topics pertinent to addictions.

·         Inform clients of the option of treatment after the detoxification period.

·         Refer clients to Social Worker for referral to treatment as necessary.

NB: It is not part of the Health Care Worker’s job to determine what type of treatment a                 client requires.

·         Attend to the cleanup of the bed area and re-make for next client intake.

·         Assist in maintaining cleanliness of unit - Spot clean floors and walls, clean washrooms as needed when janitor not on unit.

·         Collect soiled bedding and bundle it to be sent to the cleaners. Do unit laundry as necessary.

·         Liaises with referral sources and other external agencies as needed (e.g. welfare, police, parole, urgent situations)

·         Coordinates client care relating to security issues; performs bed checks and room/personal searches

·         Handles the admission, orientation, evaluation of clients’ understanding of rules, and discharge procedures; ensures the ongoing enforcement of policies, which may include client discipline

·         Answers the program department telephone and records/remits messages

·         Performs other duties as assigned



Qualifications and Education requirements:

*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.


Education/Certifications: Diploma or Degree in health care, resident care or a related social services field


·         One to two years of related experience including, frontline work in a social services setting (with women/children), life-skills and experience in a related field

Required Skills/Knowledge:

·         Computer literate with Microsoft Windows and Office.

·         Has the ability to listen effectively and efficiently and has good communication skills.

·         Is knowledgeable about alcohol and drug abuse, human behaviour, and relevant community resources would be considered and asset.

·         Current Certification in First Aid/CPR, Mental Health First Aid, and Motivational Interviewing would be considered an asset.

Other Requirements

·         Criminal Record Review Act clearance to work with vulnerable adults.

·         Willingness to adhere to the Mission and Values of The Salvation Army


HOURS: Varied

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent.
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening.
  • A clean drivers-abstract.
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training.


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.



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