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Addictions Supervisors

Elizabeth Fry Society

Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A4
10 May 2018
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The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver is currently accepting applications for two Addictions Supervisors to join their team to manage residences that provide a continuum of addictions care including detox, structured support and stabilization recovery, and intensive treatment. The Addictions Supervisors manage the day-to-day operations of the residences and supervise the program and clinical staff. One position will work at Ellendale in Surrey, the other will work at Rosedale in Chilliwack.
Elizabeth Fry was the first organization in Canada to operate homes which accepted opiate-using women due to their belief that women struggling with addiction need and deserve help in overcoming their issues.
Ellendale (Surrey, BC) provides live-in addiction treatment for poly drug using women for 5 months and assists women to develop long-term plans for their futures. Ellendale Cradle is within the same residence and provides expectant and new mothers who struggle with addiction live-in treatment and support as they plan their future.
The Rosedale Intensive Residential Treatment Program (Chilliwack, BC) is a co-operative living program for up to
12 women who require specialized and intensive substance use services and support over a 3-month period with the possibility for extension. The program follows an integrated case management process.
About the Organization
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver is a charitable organization that supports some of society's most vulnerable populations - women, girls and children at risk -- involved in or affected by the justice system. The Society has more than two-dozen programs working to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.
Elizabeth Fry believes that every life has value. All people are entitled to dignity and respect. And that everyone has a right to belong. For over 75 years, that has been Elizabeth Fry's legacy and promise.
Position Responsibilities
The Addictions Supervisors are responsible for:
Managing the residence (Rosedale or Ellendale);
Ensuring organizational goals, licensing requirements, and accreditation standards are met;
Ensuring the day-to-day operations of the residence are run in a professional and efficient manner;
Providing ongoing supervision, support, and evaluation of the program staff;
Participating in case conferences and case management;
Managing program budgets;
Overseeing the bio-psycho-social programming; and
Overseeing clinical staff, including counsellors and other allied health staff.
Qualifications and Competencies
The successful candidate has a degree in social work, counselling or a related field (Master's preferred), or the equivalent combination of education and experience totaling eight (8) years. The Addictions Supervisor must have three (3) years of previous direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of a specific community-based program and related provincial and community support.
Required competencies:
Knowledge and experience in supporting women with substance misuse and withdrawal, co-morbid Mental Health
Disorders, poverty, homelessness trauma, and involvement in the criminal justice system;
Knowledge of gender informed, trauma informed practice;
Experience with strength-based approaches;
Exceptional administrative, management, and organizational skills;
Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership;
Ability to mentor and supervise a diverse team of workers;
Dynamic working style and ability to motivate and foster team work;
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
Ability to provide guidance to staff, identifying individual care plans and client-centered goals;
Must possess solid judgement, problem solving, critical thinking, and analysis skills;
Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Excel for reporting requirements; and
The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure while managing concurrent needs and problems, including managing emergency situations.
Other requirements:
Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector clearance checks;
Standard First Aid with CPR and AED and/or CPR C;
Food safe certification; and
Driver's license, reliable transportation, and submission of Driver's Abstract.
Working Conditions
The Addictions Supervisor positions are full-time with a competitive benefits program, including health and dental, MPP, and generous vacation time. Ellendale is a unionized program and union dues are deducted from paychecks. Both these roles require availability for weekdays and rotational on-call duties. One position manages the residence in Surrey, BC, and the other manages the residence in Chilliwack, BC. Each supervisor manages 12 to 15 people, including 2 to 3 clinical staff and practicum students, and 10 residential support workers who handle case management. The supervisor needs to be active and present in the residence in order to monitor and mentor staff and intervene in situations when necessary.
Each Addictions Supervisor reports to the Director level. Currently, the Ellendale Supervisor reports to the Director of
Counselling and Clinical Services and the Rosedale Supervisor reports to the Director of Social Justice and Equality.
How to apply
This search is conducted by Realize Strategies. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to:
For more information about this position, including a more detailed opportunity brief, please visit
or contact Alison Marshall or Gillian Harper at 604.718.8292.
Applications should be submitted by May 16, 2018 at 12pm. All applications will be kept in strict confidence.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver strives for meaningful employment from all communities and for its team to reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. First Nations, people of colour, and people across spectrums of gender, sexuality, age and abilities are encouraged to apply.
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver thanks all applicants for their interest in this position

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