Fresh Start Recovery Centre is a not-for-profit organization operating in Alberta since 1992 with two locations. We provide in-patient and out-patient treatment for men and women affected by the disease of addiction. Fresh Start is looking for motivated and caring individuals to fill the role of Client Support Workers in our Lethbridge locations for full-time and casual positions.
The Client Support Worker provides supporting service aspects of addiction treatment, including appraising residents of the requirements or eligibility for specific services. Provide suicide and crisis intervention in unison with trained staff where appropriate. Provide a variety of general care services; admission/discharge of residents, supportive counselling, daily living activities, and client supervision in supportive recovery setting. Observe and monitor residents, role model and demonstrates healthy lifestyle behaviors, and completes documentation of incidents and regular house activities in a client file and general log. Client Support Workers are responsible for all program participant’s security, safety, and well-being during off business hours of Fresh Start operations. They should be a mature, knowledgeable, and experienced person in addictions recovery and a good working knowledge of the disease concept and 12-step programming.
CSW should have a post-secondary certification in addiction counselling or two years recent related experience. Completion of the Peer Support Certification course would be an asset.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with people who have been affected by substance misuse and mental health.
Ability to effectively support participants and their families.
Ability to observe and recognize behavioral and/or health status changes in participants.
Ability to role model healthy lifestyle choices.
Ability to set and maintain healthy, clear boundaries.
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Ability to organize and prioritize own workload. Ability to operate related equipment and software programs.
Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
Perspective employees should have an equivalent combination of education, training, experience, and certification in; First Aid and CPR. Preference will be given to individuals with a clean and valid class 5 drivers license.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and drivers abstract.
Start date of June 1, 2023.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Part-time hours: 16-40 per week
Salary: $21.00-$22.50 per hour
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Evening shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Lethbridge, AB T0K 0T0: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- Secondary School (preferred)
- Class 5 Licence (preferred)
- Day Shift (preferred)
- Night Shift (preferred)
- Overnight Shift (preferred)
Work Location: In person
Application deadline: 2023-05-22
Expected start date: 2023-06-01