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Recovery House
Monitor (Live In)

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to director@liferecovery.ca with “Recovery House Monitor – LIVE IN” in the subject line.

Download the job description here.

POSITION: Recovery House Monitor – LIVE IN
DEPARTMENT: Second Stage Housing
REPORTS TO: Program Director
ALLOTTED HOURS: This is a live-in role averaging 1-2 hours per day, however the ability to be on-call is key. Actual hours of work and the compensation package is identified in the Employee Agreement.
REVISION DATE: April 2022

MINISTRY CONTEXT

LIFE Recovery Association (LIFE) is a registered charity and Christian ministry that exists to support women in recovery from addiction(s). Employees of LIFE must agree with the Code of Conduct, Community Standards, Mission, Statement of Faith, Vision, and Core Values.

 

JOB SUMMARY - PRIMARY FOCUS

This position involves working with clients who have graduated from the First Stage 90-day program. They may struggle with motivation or self-discipline having just ended a fully scheduled and supported residential program. Clients may experience issues with their health or personal crises and may feel more alone. The Recovery House Monitor’s primary role is to be that of a watchful eye for clients and to maintain LIFE Recovery Association’s program standards including house rules and adherence to the client’s service plan. The ability to function independently, adhere to LIFE Recovery Association’s Policies and Procedures and follow the requirements and limits of Assisted Living – Supportive Recovery, is an ongoing expectation of this position.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops a supportive relationship with clients

  • Recognizes changes in a client’s behaviours and/or moods and reports these to the Addictions Counsellor

  • Identifies potential problems, makes effort to address and de-escalate and reports any difficulties promptly to on-call staff

  • Assesses need for additional staff support and/or interventions

  • Attends monthly staff meetings

  • Logs all incidents

  • Completes training deemed as mandatory under the Assisted Living Act

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • One (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Knowledge of alcohol & drug and mental health disorders.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and decision-making ability.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential material and situations.

  • Basic First Aid Training Certificate.

  • Food Safe Certificate.

  • Naloxone Training Certificate.

  • Current Class 5 Drivers License (minimum).

  • Sobriety of at least TWO years i.e.., no abuse of alcohol, drugs, or other mood-altering chemicals.

  • Has a reputation of living a lifestyle that honours and uplifts the name of Christ.

  • The incumbent must regularly attend and participate in their home church (Heb 10:24-25).

STATEMENT OF FAITH
  1. I believe there is one God who is infinitely prefect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and

  2. I believe the Bible as the true Word of God, and as such is the final authority in all matters of faith and life; and

  3. I believe that there is eternal life and salvation only in Jesus Christ, and the gift of forgiveness is given through God’s grace and repentance of sins. This gift is available to all who ask; and

  4. I believe that life is a gift from God and should be used to the best of my ability and to

       glorify His name.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed in this position.  They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Sundry duties may be assigned if they align with the role and needs of the organization.

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