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Detox Worker - casual

Kamloops, BC
6 days ago
29.780 to 32.310 per hour

Company Profile

Day One Society (Phoenix Centre) provides substance use services and advocacy for individuals, families and communities. We have a 20-bed inpatient detox unit, outpatient youth counselling, youth day treatment and supportive recovery programs.

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our staff and clients safe we have implemented COVID 19 protocols including mandated vaccinations for staff, social distancing, appropriate personal protective equipment and restricted public access to our facility

Job Summary: this is a casual position

This requires flexibility and responsiveness.  Reporting to the Detox Program Supervisor, the Detox Worker 2 (DW) is part of a multidisciplinary team, performing a variety of program related duties in support of clients in inpatient detox services within a harm reduction model. The DW needs to be capable of functioning as a team member, as well as independently. The position involves shift work consisting of working four 11 hour shifts (2 Day Shifts, followed by 2 Night shifts).

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Admission and Assessment of Clients

  • Screens and assesses clients for admission/non admission, entering information in the booking program as required
  • Does admissions and discharges, performing all related tasks
  • Performs 24-hour assessments
  • Takes and records vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse and respiration
  • Documents client information, including discharge summaries, accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Assists in dealing with crisis situations requiring medical management/behavioural management
Client Support and Education
  • Delivers client education as required, including “Take Home Naloxone” education
  • Conducts house meetings for clients
  • Provides recovery planning opportunities for clients supporting their right to self-determination and arranging support by the Inpatient Discharge Coordinator
  • Makes beds and does agency laundry
  • Assists with general cleaning of kitchen and client common areas
  • Performs other related duties as required and directed by the Detox Supervisor and/or her designate

  • Minimum of 2-year diploma in social or human services from a recognized educational institute or equivalent
  • At least 2 years training in the field of mental health and substance use
  • CPR certification
  • At least 2 years’ experience in the field of mental health and substance use
    • At least 2 years’ experience in working with the harm reduction treatment model
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Maintains knowledge of developments in the field of chemical dependency  withdrawal and treatment
Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, co-workers and people in the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to document clearly, concisely and accurately
  • Proven ability to work as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to be respectful, empathetic, non-judgmental to clients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to a crisis in a competent, professional manner
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Demonstrated flexibility to meet the needs of a demanding work environment
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