Life Support Worker – River House

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Family Ties Association
May 12, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
$20.00-$20.50 per hour
  • Lethbridge


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$20.00–$20.50 an hour
Job type
Shift & schedule
8 hour shift
Weekend availability
Nights as needed
Night shift
Evening shift
Day shift

Preference will be given to those with evening/night and weekend availability.

River House is a ‘Permanent Supportive Housing’ program providing residential housing and 24-hour wrap-around supports to 10 high-acuity, chronically homeless males who struggle with chronic addictions, mental and/or physical health issues. The program provides restorative care and support with the goal of achieving stabilization and progression to recovery when possible. River House is regulated under Alberta Health and is classed as a ‘Licensed Supportive Living Facility’. Through direct supports – such as the delivery of a ‘Managed Alcohol Program’ -and in-reaching partners, River House assists the individuals in the program to manage their active use of substances and reach their maximum level of functioning, independence and comfort.

Some Life Support Worker Tasks Could Include: Assisting residents with the care and responsibility of the facility and their belongings. Teaching and modeling life-skills. Medication assistance. Personal/hygienic care. Social & leisure activities. Program development/assistance. Mediation/de-escalation. Advocacy. Food Preparation


- A degree or diploma or enrolled in coursework related to human services (those with relevant professional experience and/or lived experience will also be considered).

- Preferred experience and understanding of addictions / mental health issues & familiarity with Housing First and Harm Reduction philosophies.

- Ability to work in a team-based setting, excellent communication skills, & compassionate approach.

- Ability to obtain clear ‘Child Intervention Check’ ‘Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sectors’.

- Valid Class 4 Driver’s Licence (or willingness to seek class 4 within 3-months of employment).

What We Offer:

  • Flexible schedule with ability to work daytime, evening, or overnight shifts.
  • Ongoing paid training.
  • A supportive team-based environment.
  • Great position for students due to flexibility (aka ability to complete homework during down time on shifts) and a setting to gain meaningful experience which covers various domains of human services work (vulnerable adults, case management, addictions, mental health, health care, homelessness, etc.).

The closing date on this competition is: May 26th/2023

Please quote the competition number: FTALSW-2023-05

All qualified applicants are asked to forward their resume and the names of three references to the listed email.

Family Ties Association #206, 909 – 3 Avenue N. Lethbridge, AB. T1H 0H5 Phone: (403) 320-8888 Fax: (403) 320-8878 Website:

We thank all applicants and appreciate the interest shown in the position(s) but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Casual
Part-time hours: 8-40 per week

Salary: $20.00-$20.50 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
River House is licensed under Alberta Health and is following all required Covid-19 measures.

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2023-05-26

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