Addictions Recovery Support Worker

September 13, 2021
Victoria, BC
Job Type
Competition #
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Victoria ARC
Salary Range:
$24.27 - $25.27 per hour
525 Johnson Street, Victoria BC
Posting Expires:
September 20, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Email: Please mention ‘Addictions Recovery Support Worker’ in the subject line of your email. Alternatively, you may send your resume by fax at 250-384-8412 or submit it in person.


The Addictions Recovery Support Worker provides ongoing support and referral services to participants of the ARC recovery program.


  • Thursday-Friday, 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.


  • 16 Hours Weekly
  • Part-Time Contract- Maternity leave till Jan 2022


  • Supports and advocates for program participants during their participation in the recovery program.
  • Focuses on having empowering interactions with program participants, helping them redefine their self-image and improve self-confidence
  • Conducts initial intake assessments, determining immediate needs and supports of the program participant
  • Assists individuals in determining appropriate and mutually agreed upon goal achievement processes; facilitate effective problem-solving behaviors
  • Facilitates educational and therapeutic groups for program participants
  • Facilitates/supervises outings with program participants
  • Engages in case conferences, during which team members discuss participant progress, treatment plans, program material, program procedures, etc.
  • Maintains statistics and conducts reports as required
  • Recommends and assists in the development of new program/policy initiatives to address ongoing client needs
  • Maintains confidentiality and keeps accurate client files/case notes
  • Prepares written reports as requested by other agencies or individuals, following receipt of client’s endorsed disclosure authorization and in accordance with internal policies and procedures
  • Networks with The Salvation Army, government, and community social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients
  • Regularly attends to self-care through appropriate de-briefing, etc.
  • Actively pursues personal and professional development through reading relevant texts and professional journals, attending relevant workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars, etc.
  • Works in accordance with the Salvation Army Code of Ethics, and maintains professional boundaries with program participants
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Must attend all staff meetings and training seminars related to agency services if requested
  • Must be prepared to participate in upgrading/training at the discretion of Residential Program Manager
  • May be assigned other related duties according to agency needs at the discretion of the Residence Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Completed undergraduate degree in Psychology, Social work or Related Field


  • Must have a minimum of two years related

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Must understand and reflect the ARC Philosophy, Standards, and Tenets.
  • Must possess suitable typing skills, and basic computer literacy
  • Must be calm in busy and sometimes stressful situations.
  • Must be well organized.
  • Must be presentable in appearance in accordance with ARC standards.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver's License.
  • Must possess and maintain an active valid First AidC.P.R. certificate
  • Must have effective oral and communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to understand and be sensitive to cultural differences
  • Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army - its mission, culture, and values

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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