Detox Worker (CAS)
Vancouver Coastal Health
British Columbia, CA
6d ago


Reporting to the Shift Supervisor, the Detox Worker provides assessment, monitoring and referral of chemically dependent adults and youth at the Detox Centre, and provides care and supervision to intoxicated individuals in a police holding unit.


  • Education, Training & Experience Graduation from a recognized Health Care Worker educational program plus two years' related experience;
  • or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Second language requirements will be noted on posting, if required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Sound knowledge of the principles and practices related to the assessment and care of chemically dependent adults and youth.

    Proven counseling skills.

    Ability to assess, supervise and monitor chemically dependent adults and youth.

    Ability to present educational materials and lead discussion groups related to substance abuse.

    Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to work independently with minimal direction, to take initiative, to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.

    Demonstrated ability to establish / maintain satisfactory work relationships with the public and other employees, to deal tactfully and effectively with co-

    workers, public and staff from other agencies, to maintain confidentiality and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

    CLOSING DATE : Position will remain posted until filled.

    This is a casual notice. We regret that only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.

    Employees of VCH may apply via the Internal Application process.

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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