March 29, 2021

Day Addictions Worker

Dr. Mandy Manak and Active Care Youth and Adult Services have partnered to create “A New Tomorrow”. A New Tomorrow Treatment Solutions LTD will be operating a live-In treatment center in Kamloops, BC. The organization is in the early stages of creating program structure and facility development.

We are seeking applicants with extensive experience in mental health and substance use as well as knowledge and experience in developmental disabilities. A New Tomorrow will be providing specialized mental health consultation and services to individuals 12-24 years of age who may have comorbid disorders. The Day Activity Worker functions as the primary frontline caregiver for the client, responsible for emergency response, day programming, cultural plans and connection, community linkage and activities such as appointments, grocery shopping, and daily routines. Responsibilities also include complete required documentation and reporting, all cleaning duties of a household, sanitation, and meal preparation. The Day Activity Worker will support the clients with education, life skill, and career development in accordance with their individual treatment plan.

Requirements:

  • Support staff will complete components of the Addictions Care and Treatment Online Certificate as relevant to their position (including but not limited to: module 1 overview, module 14 harm reduction, module 16 psychosocial treatments and recovery oriented supports, module 17 substance use care for 2SLGBTQ+) and competencies as defined by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. In addition, support staff will complete Mental Health First Aid training. 
  • Two years' recent related Mental Health & Addiction experience in clinical areas, services, and programs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Current valid B.C. driver's license and access to reliable vehicle. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of addiction treatment modalities
  • Experience working with BC First Nations organizations and communities.
  • Knowledge of the health and wellness governance landscape in First Nations' health in BC, particularly relative to mental wellness. 
  • Knowledge of theories, practices and principles relative to mental wellness, suicide prevention, and mental health emergency response, particularly relative to First Nations in BC, including the current programs and services available.
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal/First Nations mental wellness health system needs, including mental health and wellness issues that face BC First Nations. 
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols and ability to manage conflict in a respectful and culturally relevant and safe manner

Skills and Abilities:

Treatment and Goals: Demonstrated ability to support the client in their treatment plan and activities in accordance with their daily routines. Protect the integrity of the treatment process, including always maintaining professional relationships and confidentiality. Support the client in their endeavour of gaining treatment, educational, career and life goals.

Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills. Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem-solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision-making skills using a systems approach. Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.

Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care. Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Compensation:

Wage Range $21.00/hr - $25.00/hr (Day Shift/Night Shift) Based on Experience & Education 

Sun Life Benefit Package

Great & Accommodating Team! 

Contact:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:

recruitment@activecareservices.ca

daryl@activecareservices.ca

778-696-2147 ext. 2 Jennifer Bandura

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