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Career Opportunity

Posting Number: CASUAL
Date of Posting: 2018-01-04
Closing Date: 2018-01-31

Program Worker

Owen Sound

Reporting to the Manager, Withdrawal Management Services, the Withdrawal Management Services Program Worker (WMS – Program Worker) is responsible for ensuring that residents receive quality care in a therapeutic environment.  Key responsibilities include assessment (appropriateness for admission and treatment needs), client history, developing treatment plans, documenting progress and activities of clients, supporting clients in accessing in house addiction programs and local resources, and contributing to the safe and efficient operation of the unit.  Program Workers use a variety of principles, theory and practical applications to deliver addictions treatment services in support of the client’s recovery process.

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Completion of a diploma or certificate in Addictions Studies from an accredited university or college

  • Recent experience in an addictions treatment or supportive treatment setting

  • Extensive working knowledge of addictions treatment systems, concurrent disorders, self-help programs and related community resources

  • Knowledge of the principles, theories and practical nature of substance abuse and the recovery process

  • Ability to interact  and engage clients in a positive and compassionate manner

  • Ability to advocate and facilitate access to services and coordinate care to meet clients’ needs

  • Ability to physically assist intoxicated clients

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team

  • Strong self-management, initiative and accountability competencies

  • Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to work all shifts including weekends and holidays

  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid

  • Computer skills including Word, Outlook, and Internet-based applications

  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records

  • Knowledge of and adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence)

  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume to the address or fax number below or complete the On-line Application form. Applications must be received in Human Resources no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date. Grey Bruce Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.

You can submit your resume to one of the following:

Phone: 519-376-2121 extension 2014
Fax: 519-372-3949
Mail: Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 1800
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9


Contact HR

Mailing address: 1800 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9

(519) 376-2121

(519) 372-3949


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