Reporting to the program supervisor, the detox worker is a member of a multidisciplinary team, performing a variety of duties involving client care and program, in the 20 bed residential detox. This position involves shift work.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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.
Reports to supervisor any facility repairs needed or safety concerns observed.
Delivers education groups for clients.
Conducts house meetings for clients.
Conducts relaxation sessions for clients.
Participates in the exercise program.
Provides recovery planning opportunities for clients supporting their right to self-determination and arranging necessary referrals through consultation with the supervisor/assistant supervisor.
Assists in dealing with crisis situations requiring medical management/behavioural management including fire safety procedures.
Makes beds and does agency laundry.
Assists with general cleaning of kitchen and client common areas.
Attends staff meetings as able.
Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience:
Relevant 2-year diploma in health, social or human services from a recognized educational institute.
2 years’ experience working as a health care worker, orderly, human services worker.
Equivalencies of education and experience will be considered.
General knowledge of substance abuse
Skills and Abilities:
Able to demonstrate a respectful, empathetic, non- judgmental attitude with colleagues and clients.
Ability to document clearly, concisely, and accurately
Good verbal communication skills
Able to be flexible to meet the needs of a demanding work environment
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to work with the harm reduction treatment model
Willing and able to learn and utilize new information
Effective organizational skills
Ability to assist colleagues and clients to deal with crisis situations competently
About Phoenix Centre
The Phoenix Centre’s roots were planted in Renfrew County in December 1975. Noticing a lack of support and suitable resources for children with emotional and behavioural challenges and their famili...Read More