Relief Addiction Treatment Worker
House of Friendship
Kitchener, ON
House of Friendship – Relief Addiction Treatment Worker

At House of Friendship we believe in what we are doing. We get out of bed each day to make a difference in our community; to walk with and to serve. We are not happy with the status quo. We get energy from ongoing learning and growth. We lead with passion and believe without a doubt that everyone deserves to belong and thrive. We live and breathe our values of Compassion, Inclusion, Justice, Dignity and Hope. And we have fun!

Sounds pretty great doesn’t it? It is!

We are seeking a mature and independent person to provide a supportive presence in our residential addiction treatment programs as the sole staff person during non-counselling hours. This position will cover both men’s and women’s residential addiction treatment programs.

** This is a casual position with no regularly scheduled hours. You will be scheduled on an as needed basis. Shifts will generally be between the hours of 3:00 pm to 11 pm Sunday to Saturday, or Saturday Sunday between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. **

Your key responsibilities include:
Monitoring the residence
Providing life skills and treatment support
Working as a member of the staff team; completing documentation
Working in a safe and healthy manner

Your skills and experience include:
College Diploma/University Degree in Addiction Counselling/Social Services/Healthcare required
Knowledge of substance abuse and recovery issues required
Previous experience in a residential and/or treatment setting desired
Sensitivity to and knowledge of issues impacting on and related to gender
Current Standard First Aid certification or willingness to obtain
Effective communication and interpersonal skills required
Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision
Maturity with ability to assess complex situations and make appropriate decisions independently and as part of a team
Experience working within a non-profit and/or social services environment preferred
Strong interest in working with people in need of support
Ability to work effectively with people from various abilities, life situations and cultural backgrounds
Commitment to understand and uphold the mission and values of House of Friendship is expected
Valid driver’s license and use of vehicle preferred

If you are as passionate as we are about serving the community, let’s talk.

Please send your resume and cover letter by January 25, 2019.