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Phoenix Centre hires for casual positions throughout the year - Detox Workers, Nurses, Administrative Support, Janitorial and Kitchen - please contact us for more information at ksad@phoenixcentre.org


5 postings


Posting #1




 Job Description:

The Residential Detox requires a casual on call detox worker.  Duties to include a wide range of services including: admissions/discharges, client assessments, program presentations, recovery planning and other related duties.


 Required Qualifications:  

 Please see attached Job Description

 Wage:          As per BCGEU Community Subsector Agreement

 Hours of work:   12 hour shifts

 Start date:           As soon as possible

Please submit your resume to Debbie Rustand, Detox Supervisor


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:

  • Grade 12
  • Licensed practical nurse or relevant 2-year diploma in social or human services from a recognized educational institute.
  • 2 years’ experience working as a licensed practical nurse, orderly, human services worker.
  • Equivalencies of education and experience will be considered.
  • General knowledge of substance abuse
  • CPR certification                                   


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
  • Reliable


Posting #2




Job Summary:

 Reporting to the program supervisor, the nurse is part of a multidisciplinary team, performing a variety of nursing and program related duties in a 20 bed residential detox. The position will involve shift work.                           


Required Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Recent experience with a wide range of mental health issues as they pertain to withdrawal management
  • Experience working with harm reduction model
  • Comprehensive knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse, including withdrawal management
  • Current CPR Certification and Basic First Aid (WCB required)


Wage: As per the Nurses Bargaining Association Agreement

Hours of Work: 11 hour rotating shifts

 Position: Casual On Call Position

 Reporting to: Detox Supervisor   

Please submit your resume to Debbie Rustand, Detox Supervisor


Posting #3


Date Posted:          March 12, 2014

Closing:                 ‘Until suitable applicant is found’  

Position:          Casual - On Call Clerk - BCGEU Community Subsector Grid 5


Summary of duties:

 This is an on-call casual clerical posting to provide relief to various clerical positions. The successful individual will have excellent office and computing skills; and will be able to organize and update documents within computer databases as well as within a manual environment.  You must also possess strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to deal with the public in a consistently diplomatic and skillful manner.  Familiarity with detox management and drug withdrawal would be an asset as you will find you answer commonly asked questions from the public. You must have an exceptionally high level of personal maturity, and possess first-rate organization skills, flexibility, reliability and the ability to multi-task.


Required Qualifications:

Grade 12

Excellent computer skills in Windows, Microsoft Access, Word and Excel

Three years related experience preferred


Hours of Work:    Casual – On Call

Please submit your resume to Sian Lewis, Executive Director


Posting #4



Job Description

A casual on call position has become available in housekeeping.  The Housekeeping staff maintains the Phoenix Centre at an acceptable level of cleanliness and works with Detox to encourage the participation of clients in some of the routine housecleaning duties.  The housekeeping staff is responsible for inventorying all cleaning supplies and washroom products and advising the Supervisor when additional supplies need purchasing.     


Required Qualifications:

 Certificate relevant to institutional cleaning from a recognized educational institute

  • Grade 12
  • 2 years’ experience in institutional housekeeping

 Hours of work:  Casual on call

Salary:    As per BCGEU Community Sub sector agreement

 Start Date:    Immediately

Please submit your resume to: Sian Lewis, Executive Director




Job Description:

Prepares foodstuff, cook and serve regularly scheduled meals.  Washes, dries and puts away kitchen utensils and dishes.  Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of kitchen appliances, counters and general area.  Performs related duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

 Must have experience in institutional cooking with sound knowledge of nutritional requirements and be able to prepare and present meals that are nutritious and appetizing

Wage:  as per BCGEU Community Sub-Sector

Hours of work:  Relief/On-Call - 8 hrs per day

Start Date:    Immediately


Please submit your resume and credentials to Sian Lewis, Executive Director ( ksad@phoenixcentre.org )