Addiction Care Worker CAS - Detox Centre - (UM446)

Addiction Care Worker CAS - Detox Centre - (UM446)

10 Oct
Hotel Dieu Hospital

10 Oct

Hotel Dieu Hospital



The Detox Worker provides services in a manner consistent with Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (HDH Mission, Vision and Values) and that reflects the core values of Patient and Family Centred Care (dignity, respect, information sharing, participation, and collaboration); works as a member of the Detox team; collaborates and communicates effectively in a courteous and professional manner with clients,

families and all members of the health care team of multidisciplinary professionals and support personnel; participates in departmental and hospital wide activities and programs that model and promote a safe and healthy patient-centred environment and that contribute to quality improvement and risk management initiatives; provides short-term, non-medical withdrawal management services to clients who want to detoxify from alcohol and/or other drugs, who are waiting for intake into a treatment program, or are in danger of relapse.


- Ensure admission and discharge procedures, including search of clothing/belongings, are carried out according to established procedures and policies.

- Be alert to serious physical or mental health problems and, where appropriate, refer resident to the Urgent Care Clinic of Hotel Dieu Hospital or Kingston General Hospital Emergency Department. Staff may accompany a resident to the hospital only if there are two (2) other Detox Workers, or one Detox Worker and the Supervisor or a security officer, remaining in the Centre.

- Interview all residents, to provide supportive counselling, to motivate residents to accepting referrals to ongoing community supports and to make appropriate referrals.

- Control and monitor entry of residents and visitors to the Centre.

- Conduct house checks every hour during the day, and conduct bed checks every thirty (30) minutes in order to detect seizures, hallucinations, etc. and to monitor the quality of sleep (from 0000-0630).

- Report resident disciplinary problems to the Supervisor.

- Ensure all documentation is complete.

- Ensure all data entry is complete.

- Document resident’s progress in the resident file at least once each shift in order to maintain continuity and consistency of care between shifts.

- Keep all documentation, including client flow sheets and resident cards, up to date throughout shift.

- Ensure that meals are prepared according to pre-planned menus.

- Ensure that housekeeping activities are carried out and to check that these have been properly completed when done by residents.

- Report to Supervisor any problems with unit appliances.

- Identify problems in occupational, health or fire safety and report these to the Supervisor.

- Have a good working knowledge of all Detox policies and procedures

- Participate in any staff training recommended by the Supervisor.

- Help develop a spirit of cooperation conducive to effective team work.

- Perform such other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Supervisor or Program Manager.

- Each employee is accountable for:

- Following safe working conditions and practices in respective areas of responsibility.

- Carrying out duties in a way that embodies the mission and values of the Hospital.

- Working cooperatively with fellow employees, supervisors, and departments toward the achievement of the Hospital’s overall goals and objectives.


- 2-year diploma/certificate in the social services field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

- BCLS Certificate at the Health Care Provider level.

- Practical experience in the field of social services.

- Possess the skill and confidence to deal with persons in crisis situations.

- Possess the ability to maintain client and statistical data and to participate in research and other projects related to the development of programs for individuals with serious drug/alcohol related problems.

- Must demonstrate individual and group counselling skills.

- Current knowledge of the addictions field.

- Current knowledge of substance withdrawal, mental health, and pharmacology.

- Successful completion of recognized non-violent crisis intervention program within previous 2 years.

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- Proven good attendance record.


The applicant must be able to meet the physical demands of this position.

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Kingston Health Sciences Centre is committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices.

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