Withdrawal Management Assistant - Mental Health & Addictions Program - Unscheduled Part Time

Hospital Kitchener Grand River Hospital Corporation

Unscheduled Part Time Withdrawal Management Assistant
Service 7


7.5  and 11.25 Hour Shifts



At Grand River Hospital, we work with the communities we serve towards life-long health and well-being for all. We exist to provide exceptional care through inspired people, one patient at a time. Our Mental Health & Addictions Program strives to deliver exceptional patient experience, excellent patient access, and engaged staff.

Reporting to the Clinical Manager of Withdrawal Management, Emergency Crisis Services and Adult Ambulatory Mental Health Services, you will provide direct clinical care for adults looking to safely withdraw from alcohol and/or drugs in a residential, day or community environment. Clinical care includes but is not limited to addiction and concurrent assessments, withdrawal monitoring, provide recovery based education to clients and families, determine appropriate treatment interventions, plan and facilitate transfers to community-based short and long-term treatment programs. As the successful candidate you will facilitate individual and group psycho-educational sessions, provide crisis intervention, and aftercare support services. You will be expected to maintain accurate records of all activities.  You will also be required to manage activities such as meal preparation, supply inventory and ordering, and ensure overall maintenance of a safe, clean and orderly environment for patients, staff and visitors.  You will participate in service committees and quality improvement initiatives as assigned.


Must have a 2 year community college diploma in Health or Social Service Program, with an in-depth addiction concentration or complimented by other recognized Addiction Studies
Core skills and competencies certificate for Withdrawal Management
Must have the ability to facilitate groups independently or a willingness to learn
Knowledge of theories and fundamental concepts of Addictions

Current certificate or equivalent training in non violent crisis intervention, CPR, and First Aid certification
Advanced skills and experience providing a range of individual and group interventions for  the age range of clients with substance and/or concurrent disorders in a treatment setting
Exceptional crisis intervention and relapse prevention skills
Working knowledge of Pharmacology/properties of illicit drugs and/or alcohol relevant to Withdrawal Management
Demonstrates excellent assessment, observation, and      motivational interviewing skills
Knowledge of community agencies providing treatment and supportive care
Proven organizational, prioritization and problem-solving skills
Participate in team building, service development and improvement activities that contribute to a healthy workplace environment
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrated exceptional personal boundaries
An understanding of professional ethics and limits of confidentiality.
Good attendance record

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