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Date Listed 29-Nov-16
Address , Edmonton, AB,
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Job Offered By Professional Employer
Company Alberta Health Services
Job Type Please Contact

Addiction & Mental Health Recovery Worker

Requisition #:


Addic & Mental Hlth Recov Wrk


Posting Open Date:

Posting Close Date:

Montrose House - At or Out of


Employee Class:
Regular Full-Time


Date Available:

Temporary End Date:

Hours Per Shift:

Length of Shift Cycle:

Shift Per Cycle:

Days, Evenings, Weekends

Days Off:
As Per Rotation

Rates of Pay:
Minimum: 23.89 per hour Maximum: 26.33 per hour

Vehicle Required:

Mental Health, Psychology/Counselling/Social Work, Rehabilitation/Therapy

Job Summary:

The Community Housing Project (CHP) involves a partnership between Disability Services (OS) and Alberta Health Services (AHS) to provide community housing for people with disabilities. As the first of its kind in Alberta, this innovative housing will provide care, support, and supervision for adults with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness who, due to multiple factors have been unsuccessful in securing community living options.

People eligible for the homes are those who have the capacity to live safely in the community with specialized support and no longer require hospital care. The project&'s aim is to create and provide a home that is safe, welcoming and permanent. Appropriate supports will facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities into the community.

The CHP has at its core, a wellness philosophy. As an integral part of the team, the Recovery Support Worker will provide daily support in order to implement a person-centered, strength-based Wellness Plan for each individual in the home that focuses on building a safe and meaningful life. The people who will reside in the home have significant behavior concerns; consequently, essential to the skill-set of this position, will be an understanding of how behavior is manifested as a result of a mental illness, developmental disability or other environmental factors.

The Recovery Support Worker (RSW) will be the primary support for people in the home through the provision of support and interventions developed by the interdisciplinary team (consisting of Behavior Specialists, Recreation Therapists and Occupational Therapists). Interventions designed for the individuals will be based on the individuals presentation and his/her goals. The Recovery Support Worker will work both with the individual, family and natural supports, as well as staff from other agencies involved in the individuals life. The incumbent will play a key role in assisting with the assessment of the person and their pursuit of individual goals.

Working closely with the professional staff, the RSW will provide individual interventions for interpersonal, intrapersonal and/or environmental adaptations which will promote the level of independence of their quality of life and their participation in community life.

The Recovery Support worker will develop competencies through a highly specialized capacity building home which will involve a sound home philosophy as well as skill development through role modeling, observation, discussion and teaching. Services are provided in accordance with the Community Housing Project Guidelines and the Addiction and Mental Health Principles of Care.

The RSW is responsible for assisting in planning, implementing and modifying a wide variety of home-based opportunities that promote well being for individuals and groups. Though the primary function of the role is to deliver client-focused support, the RSW is also expected to work with internal and external partners to provide recovery-based service options, as well as assisting with maintaining standards relating to health, safety, and operations of the home/activity area.


- Diploma from a health or disability related field is required.
- A degree would be preferred.
- Equivalent combination of education, skills and experience may be considered.
- Must be able to understand, read, write and speak English.
- Training in non-violent crisis intervention and psychosocial rehabilitation is desirable.
- 2-4 years of community experience with targeted population is required.
- Previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and a co-occurring mental illness and/or behavioral concerns is an asset.
- Past experience working with a client directed outcome informed clinical framework is recommended.
- Experience working night shift in a community group home is preferred.
- Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) and valid Driver&'s License is required prior to/upon commencement.
- First Aid Certification is required.
AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer. This information is collected by authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 10(4).
Alberta Health Services
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