Job Posting 99404

Relief Staff - Addictions and Mental Health
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
closed 12 days ago (Tue, 13 Feb)
on-call / relief / casual  •  Starting at $22.25 per hour plus a $1 per hour shift premium for any overnight or weekend shifts.


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



Join our team as a part-time staff member and diversify your skills by being cross trained in multiple roles.  Our part-time staff provide support to individuals accessing service within our Withdrawal Management and Treatment Services (WMTS) programs, as well as those who call our 24/7 Crisis Line. Within WMTS, staff are responsible for supporting individuals making changes to their substance use, including both those in active withdrawal and people farther along their recovery journey in our treatment programs.  Your role includes monitoring withdrawal symptoms, administering medication as prescribed, facilitating psychoeducational groups, running social or recreational activities, helping clients make safety or support plans for their next steps, and assisting with their transition to ongoing services.  When responding to the Crisis Line, you provide supportive listening, coping skills coaching, risk assessments, and safety planning for those who reach out for support. 


This is a great opportunity to grow your skills and make a difference!


As a part-time staff, you will:

  • Deliver brief, solution-focused interventions
  • Conduct screening of clients prior to withdrawal management admission
  • Monitor withdrawal symptoms, administer and document client medications, and alert medical professionals to any issues which impact client’s safe withdrawal
  • Support implementation of client safety, support and/or transition plans
  • Provide individual or group psychoeducation to enhance client motivation to change and support their recovery
  • Confidently redirect client behaviour when required, to ensure a physically and emotionally safe space for all
  • Be responsive and compassionate to clients within the program, and those who access the crisis line
  • Answer and document all crisis line calls appropriately 
  • Support safe and effective facility functioning through light cleaning and meal preparation


Hours of work: A variety of day, afternoon, and night shifts between 4 and 12 hours in length are available across programs, with most scheduled hours being Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  Part-time staff have some shifts scheduled in advance and are also expected to be available regularly for last minute call-ins.


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 per hour plus a $1 per hour shift premium for any overnight or weekend shifts. 


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
  • An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount



  • College diploma in the Human/Social Services field (i.e., Personal Support Worker, Social Service Worker, Human Services Worker)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ combined education/experience in substance use, concurrent disorders and/or mental health settings
  • Proficient in MS Office and familiarity with databases
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Able to manage frequent exposure to vicarious traumatic stress


Start date: As soon as possible

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