Job Posting 99403

Withdrawal Management Worker
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
closed 12 days ago (Tue, 13 Feb)
part time  •  Starting at $22.25 plus $1 per hour extra for overnight and weekend work


St. Leonard’s Community Services Brantford 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.


Our Values

These aren’t just “lip-service” to us – we work and live by them.  If you do, too, we want to talk to you!

  • Inclusive – we value everyone and their unique perspectives and journeys
  • Compassionate – we care about our clients, our staff, partners, and the communities we serve
  • Collaborative – we work together to support our clients and community
  • Integrity – we hold ourselves accountable and are fair, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission to empower people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing
  • Innovative – we are open to change and continuous improvement
  • Genuine – we are honest, respectful, and authentic with our clients, each other, and our partners
  • Optimistic – we believe that everyone can accomplish their goals



Withdrawal Management Workers provide support to individuals withdrawing from alcohol and/or drugs within a non-medical, bed-based 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 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, administers medication prescribed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician, documents client medications, and alerts medical professionals to any issues which impact client’s safe withdrawal
  • Supports client intake into the program
  • Supports implementation of client support and/or discharge plans
  • Provides individual or group psychoeducation to enhance client motivation to change
  • May be cross-trained to occasionally provide after-hours support to the Agency’s 24/7 crisis line
  • Maintains a safe and clean facility


Hours of work: There is a consistent part-time, 5-week rotational schedule. The role is scheduled to work 3 of 5 weekends, is booked off 1 of 5 weekends, and is on-call 1 of 5 weekends (on-call compensation applies). Staff are free to pick up additional open shifts at their discretion. The schedule is:


Week 1: Saturday 8 am – 8 pm, Sunday 7 am - noon

Week 2: Saturday 8 am – 8 pm, Sunday 7 am - noon

Week 3: OFF

Week 4: CALL IN

Week 5: Saturday 8 am – 8 pm, Sunday 7 am - noon


Training: Initial comprehensive training related to all aspects of the role, as well as access to ongoing professional development



Hourly wage: starting at $22.25 plus $1 per hour extra for overnight and weekend work


The Perks

  • Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
  • Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
  • Paid Time Off for all staff
  • Fun events for all staff
  • Participation in RSP/TFSA plans for all staff, with Agency pension match for Full Time and eligible Part Time staff
  • Group health, vision, dental and travel insurance plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency for Full Time staff
  • Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount



  • College diploma in the Human/Social Services field or specialized certificate (i.e., Personal Support Worker, Social Service Worker, Human Service Worker, Addiction Care Worker)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ combined education/experience in substance use, concurrent disorders and/or mental health settings, with residential experience preferred
  • Experience in management of withdrawal from substances and/or medication administration is an asset
  • Proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with databases
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to manage frequent exposure to vicarious traumatic stress


Start date: as soon as possible

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