Job Posting – Elementary School Based Prevention Worker – Maple Ridge, BC




Job Title                                              Elementary School Based Prevention Worker

Classification                                      .4FTE

Facility:                                               Alouette Addictions Services Society

Grid Level:                                          VIII; HSA

Hours of work:                                    8:30AM – 5:00PM or as required

Reports to:                                          Supervisor of Clinical Services

Posting Date:                                     March 2, 2016

Closing Date:                                     March 12, 2016


 Job Summary

Under the clinical direction of the Director of Program Development of Alouette Addictions services, the School Based Prevention Worker is responsible for providing prevention and early intervention activities pertaining to substance misuse and addiction. This position is primarily school based, and the Prevention Worker is expected to be actively involved in program evaluation and quality assurance approaches that are based on Best Practices in BC.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Treatment Services:
  • Provide screening and orientation services for youth regarding the individual’s own or someone else’s substance misuse.
  • Complete initial and/or comprehensive assessment using therapeutically sound and approved clinical instruments.
  • Initiate referrals and complete aftercare service with families and/or collateral service providers.
  • Respond to risk indicators that indicate a need for clinical or legal interventions to ensure the safety and well being of an individual or others.
  • Formulate and implement mutually negotiated treatment plans which will identify client specific behaviour change using time framed strategies and outcome measures.
  • Deliver a range of treatment/counseling techniques that are consistent with the clients’ stages of change.
  • Visit program participants outside of office setting when appropriate.
  • Participate in case conferences; attend integrated client or family advisory functions as directed.

2.  Clinical Participation in Alcohol and Drug Team Practices, Program Planning and Development:

  • Liaise with and provide early intervention focused educational information to referral sources, collateral service providers and the community regarding substance use/misuse concerns.
  • Participate as a member of the clinical team in program and policy planning and development
  • Contribute leadership, knowledge and service to the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Participate and provide input to program development and evaluation.

3.  Record Keeping

  • Perform case file documentation in accordance with governance policy and procedures. Produce quarterly stats in accordance with Fraser Health Authority’s procedures.

4.  Other Duties:

  • Provide internal, community and regional training/ education in related subjects.
  • Attend specific training events as directed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


         Education, Training and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related allied health discipline from an accredited university along with a minimum of two years experience working with youth in an Alcohol and Drug Treatment or Community Mental Care setting. Valid BC driver’s license and use of own vehicle may be required.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of issues related to alcohol and drug use/misuse.
  • Knowledge required to assist and treat individuals within a Client Centered Approach.


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