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Lifeskills Support Worker Ii

Terrace, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Position Summary
** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Specialized Services department.

The Drug Checking Technician, under the direction of the Manager, assists care staff regarding client care planning, operates a mobile drug checking and harm reduction service which includes implementation and utilization of a range of drug checking technologies, the provision of support to peer staff and the provision of harm reduction education that will assist people who use drugs to understand drug checking results, learn about safer drug use and to connect to community resources. Receives client feedback, and inquiries and responds as appropriate. Completes and maintains accurate and related records and documentation.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days, 08:30 to 17:00

Terrace has a population 12,700 (2021) residents. The community of Terrace is northern living at its best. Snow-capped mountains, pristine glacier-fed rivers, lakes, and streams all add to the beauty of this community. Check out Terrace where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Diploma in Community Social Service, three (3) years' recent, related experience in a public health or health services area overseeing a harm reduction program and knowledge of substance use or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid Class V BC Driver's License.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of harm reduction issues.
• Demonstrated ability to remain neutral, non-judgmental and professional to support and provide service to marginalized and vulnerable client populations.
• Demonstrated knowledge of substance use, addiction and stigma and their impact on a community.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous Cultural Safety and trauma informed practice.
• Demonstrated understanding of the confidentiality and sensitivity of the role and that any breach is cause for termination.
• Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment and the ability to learn new technologies.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and current database applications.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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