Weekend OVERNIGHT Addiction Support Worker
Calgary Alpha House Society
Calgary, AB

Descriptions of Duties and Responsibilities:

Addiction Support Workers are front-line workers interacting directly with clients; their primary responsibility is to ensure that client's needs are assessed and met appropriately. The following duties are performed by the Addiction Support Worker:

  • Interacts with clients in a caring, non-judgmental manner
  • Consults with Team Lead in a supportive role
  • Monitors clients' safety and well-being, including performing pat downs, communicates concerns and recommendations to Team Lead
  • Attends to crisis, (i.e. seizures and/or drug overdoses) focuses on defusing situations before they escalate
  • Completes admissions and discharges
  • Provides clients with information regarding treatment options, and makes referrals as required
  • Follows and understands the roles and responsibilities of their post.
  • Attends General staff meetings as required.
  • Interacts with other addiction agencies and community services including CPS & EMS
  • Implements disinfectant, clean-up and hygienic procedures related to biohazards
  • Completes light housekeeping and kitchen duties
  • Any related task or responsibility as assigned by Team Lead or Manager

The Addiction Support Worker works in Shelter, Detox, DOAP, or Supportive Housing Buildings as dictated by staffing needs. Must be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings and nights.

Education Requirement:

  • 2 year Diploma in a related field
  • Completion of a degree, or in progress, in a related field

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated levels of literacy and communications skills sufficient for job functioning
  • An open, accepting attitude
  • MUST be willing to work nights (11 pm to 7 am)
  • Experience in the addictions field is an asset
  • Comfortable working within the team concept
  • Valid driver's license

Wage: $19.64 - $22.64 depending on shift

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.64 to $22.64 /hour

Experience:

  • addictions support: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Calgary, AB (Preferred)