Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Services Program Assistant in Canada

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Job Title: Addiction Services Program Assistant

Work Site: Adult Addictions, Three Bridges Community Health Centre

Status: Temporary Full Time - Indefinite

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $17.68 - $19.52 per hour

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 0900-1700; Wednesday 1130-1930; Friday 0845-1645

Reference#: 089270-kwe


Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor/Manager, the Addiction Services Program Assistant provides clerical and program support for the program services and staff.


Education, Training & Experience

  • Grade 12 supplemented with standard computer courses, plus 2 year’s recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proven/accurate data entry/keyboarding/word processing skills, including layout and organization of documents and demonstrated ability to create and work with spreadsheets, utilizing a variety of software applications.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and some independent judgement in carrying out duties.

  • Demonstrated ability to greet clients in a pleasant manner and ability to communicate in an assertive manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to multi-task, to work independently with minimal direction, to problem solve, to take initiative, to anticipate potential problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions, to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish/maintain satisfactory work relationships with public, volunteers and other employees, to deal tactfully/effectively with co-workers, public, addiction clients and staff from other agencies, to maintain confidentiality of clients and client issues and to communicate effectively both verbally (via phone and in person) and in writing.

  • Must be able to work within a team environment and to adapt to constant changes.

  • Must demonstrate good attention to detail.

  • Must demonstrate a willingness to be flexible.

  • Ability to operate a switchboard.

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes December 7, 2016. External applicants will be considered after internals.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the *Internal Application Process . Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.*

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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