Hours of Work:
Rotating Shifts & Extended Hours
Time of Day:
Days, Afternoons, Nights, Weekends, Holidays
4hr, 6hr, 7.5hr, 8hr, 10hr, 12hr
The Womankind Addiction Service is funded through the Ministry of Health and provides residential substance use withdrawal and treatment services and crisis support, as well as outpatient substance use support. Services are provided to women who are under the influence of a substance, in active withdrawal, in need of a temporary crisis or shelter admission and seeking substance use day or residential treatment programming. This women-only position is part of a team which monitors withdrawal using standardized protocols, provides didactic and psycho-educational sessions, counseling sessions, substance use treatment, comprehensive discharge planning, shelter and housing support and pre-treatment and aftercare support services. Support and education are also provided to family members and other clinical supports.
The Addiction Attendant – Womankind Addiction Service is responsible for providing direct clinical care to clients. Clinical responsibilities include: initial screening; assessment; monitoring; providing advise and education regarding treatment options; treatment programming, formulating and documenting a comprehensive care plan, safety plan and discharge plan in collaboration with the client; individual and group counseling and facilitation; crisis intervention; pre-treatment, shelter, housing and aftercare support, counseling and education of families and other client supports. Non-direct care responsibilities include meal preparation, light housekeeping, supply management and the maintenance of a safe efficient unit. Other responsibilities include: completion of client admission, monitoring of client withdrawal, facilitating groups, assisting in the development of client relapse prevention / treatment and recovery plans, including completion of standardized assessment tools, discharge procedures, and general supervision of the activities related to the efficient daily operation of the Centre.
- 2 year community college Diploma in a Health or Social Service Program, with an addiction concentration
- Must have related experience working with women with substance use issues
- Must have a good knowledge of community resources, the substance use treatment network and evidence-informed practices for women with substance use and trauma
- Demonstrated ability to work with women in crisis. Good problem solving skills are essential, as well as the ability to act on own initiative and accept responsibility
Current certificate in non-violent crisis intervention
HOURS OF WORK:
- Current First Aid and CPR-Level HCP training
- Demonstrated ability and experience in relating to others in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner
- Attendants must have skills in managing personal stress
- Ability to do thorough and accurate recording. Good verbal and written communication skills.
- French language skills considered an asset.
- Attendants are required to assist clients in personal hygiene and daily cleaning of Womankind Addiction Service
- Good work performance and attendance record is essential
Rotating shifts & extended hours - days, afternoons, nights, weekends and holidays
(plus 14% in lieu of benefits)
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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