CASUAL - Sobering and Assessment Centre Worker (SACW)

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society - Campbell River, BC (26 days ago)

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Job Title: Sobering and Assessment Centre Worker (SACW)

Union: Health Sciences Association

Bargaining Unit: Health Services & Support Community Subsector Association

Reports to: Centre Coordinator and Manager

Job Summary: The SACW provides support to guests accessing the Sobering and Assessment Centre, including intake and discharge.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a safe, clean, well-ordered environment
  • Screens client’s behaviour (level of belligerence, functioning, mobility) for admittance using intercom system and/or records clients’ discharge.
  • Observes clients and reports/records basic information.
  • Provides food, blankets, hygiene supplies, first aid supplies to clients as required
  • Provides links to community resources to clients as needed
  • Prepares light snacks
  • Performs daily housekeeping duties, including laundry
  • Re-stocks facility supplies and notifies supervisor when purchases are necessary.
  • Adheres to the Society’s standards, protocols, and policies
  • Performs other related duties as required
  • Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as communication books and progress reports and meets regularly with the Manager of Community Services.


  • Minimum of 3-6 months recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • First Aid with CPR-C and Food Safe
  • Some knowledge and understanding of vulnerable populations affected by homelessness, addictions, and mental health issues and/or barriers to stable housing would be an asset.


  • This job requires empathy and initiative
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to observe and recognize and report changes in clients

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $18.23 to $19.52 /hour


  • mental health and addictions: 1 year (Preferred)