Residential Recovery Support Worker – Casual

Jun 12, 2024 | Careers

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for additional casual Residential Recovery Support Workers supporting Amethyst House.

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, Works with clients to develop and implement holistic recovery plans and goals . Plans and implements individual and group recovery, activities which assist women in meeting their goals, including the development of life and coping skills, community connections, relapse prevention and engagement in healthy leisure and recreational activities. Ensures the safety and cleanliness of the house.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Diploma in a related human / social services field.
  • One-year relevant experience working in a residential setting
  • One-year related experience providing support and program facilitation in the substance use recovery field.
  • Or equivalent combination of training and experience in the substance use recovery field.
  • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR
  • Food Safe
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • Relevant Criminal Record Clearance.

About This Position

Shift times are:  7:00am – 7:30pm / 8:30am – 9:00pm / 7:00pm – 7:30am

Wage:  $27.54 – $31.61 hourly. 

For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

Attitude, Knowledge and Skills

  • Supportive, hopeful, compassionate
  • Culturally informed, responsive, and appropriate, demonstrates unconditional acceptance and positive regard
  • Ability to establish clear boundaries and maintain and understand the limits of confidentiality
  • Understanding of the diverse context and experience of women’s lives.
  • Be trauma informed – understanding the prevalence of trauma and violence in the lives of women.
  • Ability to deal with seriously addicted and mentally ill clients and their families
  • Practices’ a Relational approach recognizing the importance of relationships for women and establishes trusting and respectful alliance, which is mutual, collaborative and individualized and reviewed regularly.
  • Is client centered/led
  • Sound understanding of the consequences of substance use for women including physiological, general health, family dynamics, parenting/mothering, interpersonal relationships, education and vocation, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual.
  • Concurrent disorder capable
  • Recovery specific knowledge in the following areas: Stages of change, Harm Reduction; Relapse Preventions; Motivational Interviewing; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Empowerment Model, Strength Based Model, 12 and 16 Step programs, Smart Recovery and Seeking Safety
  • Extensive knowledge of community programs and resources
  • Skilled in facilitating conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work professionally, collaboratively respectfully and supportively with a wide range of internal and external partners, team, and stakeholders.
  • Flexible about ideas and belief systems, values diversity
  • Utilizes effective self-care strategies and is committed to personal health and wellness.
  • Ability to observe and recognize behavior and/or health status changes in clients
  • Ability to facilitate supportive and educational groups
  • Excellent crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Ability to manage volunteer participation in program and activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own workload
  • Ability to role model healthy lifestyle choices.

How to Apply

We kindly ask for no phone calls please.

Please send a brief cover letter and resume by email to

All applicants will receive email notification of their application status. We thank all applicants for their interest in CVTS.