CUPE JOB POSTING #828644
Position: ADDICTION CRISIS WORKER
3 positions available
TORONTO WESTERN HOSPITAL
Department: DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, Women’s Own Withdrawal Management Centre
Reports to: MANAGER
Scale/ Grade: U0:65
Start rate: $23.57- $24.30 PER HOUR (Start Rate: $23.57 per hour in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
hours & shifts as required
including weekends & stat holidays
The principal responsibilities of the ADDICTION CRISIS WORKER include: screening, assessing and processing client admissions as per policy; monitoring and attending to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs/condition of resident/ clients, ensuring concerns are addressed in a timely fashion; formulating and implementing discharge plan with resident/ clients, including referring resident/clients to appropriate treatment program(s); performing and overseeing/supervising residents/clients participating in general household duties; performing various clerical duties; providing crises intervention; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.
Completion of grade XII or recognized equivalent
Completion of Detoxification Orientation Program at time of hire (or within a mutually agreed upon time frame)
Completion of a post secondary diploma program in Human Services, Addiction Studies or comparable field of study
Standard First Aide certification
Basic Rescuer Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.) certification
Current certification, or in the process of receiving certification, from a recognized addiction counseling program (i.e.: Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor) an asset.
Additional courses on women’s issues an asset.
Additional courses on mental health or other relevant health issues an asset.
Addiction Intervention Association membership an asset.
Minimum one (1) year experience in a related withdrawal management capacity, or recognized equivalent
Experience working in a mental health and/or social services system an asset.
Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills
Proven ability to work with women who experience substance use difficulties
Proven ability to work in a crisis care facility
Proven ability to set priorities
Proven ability to work with clients from a wide range of ethno-racial and socio-economic backgrounds
Proven verbal and written communications skills
Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant legislation
Knowledge of applicable Hospital and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and practices
Basic knowledge of substance abuse treatment and/or rehabilitation resources
Ability to effectively and efficiently handle emergency and crisis situations
Ability to interact with clients in an empathetic manner
Ability to perform responsibilities in a courteous manner
POSTED DATE: August 24, 2018
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.