Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Community Support Worker is responsible for providing assistance to clients and staff involved in a study / treatment in a mental health / addictions clinic setting by performing duties such as observing, monitoring and reporting changes in behaviour or physical status, providing security requirements for the site and performing clerical functions such as scheduling and registering clients, reception, maintaining related databases and ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to organize and prioritize.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
Knowledge of addiction / drug abuse and harm reduction.
Ability to handle and diffuse conflict.
Grade 12, completion of Community Support Worker or Mental Health Worker Certificate plus two years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Completion of certificates in C.P.R. and First Aid.