Addiction Treatment Worker - Resource Team
House of Friendship
Kitchener, ON
Addiction Treatment Worker – Resource Team

We’re growing!

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 who is interested in broadening their skill base and working in a variety of counselling settings to join our team as an Addiction Treatment Worker on the Resource Team. This person will work as part of the staff treatment team within the Men’s and Women’s Residential Addiction Treatment programs to provide a supportive presence, and may at times require work as the sole staff person during non-counselling hours. This position will cover both men’s and women’s residential addiction treatment programs. This position works an average of 37.5 hours weekly. The area of work will typically be pre-assigned, however may be changed to accommodate an absence. There may be times that this position will work primarily in one program, while other times the program may change throughout the week.

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

Working Conditions:
37.5 hours per week, primarily evening and weekend hours on a pre-scheduled basis
Working with and encountering participants and members of the community who may be under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, and/or experiencing symptoms of mental illness can be expected

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

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