Perinatal Substance Use Support Worker

Part-Time: 1 Year Term

The Perinatal Substance Use Support Worker (PSUSW) will provide one-on-one non-judgmental emotional and practical support. They will link women who may be struggling with addiction, poverty, single parenting, and facing discrimination, with SCCSS programs and other community and health services that support women.  They will also support and connect with women accessing the Family Resource Programs. Recognizing that each women’s situation is unique, the PSUSW will build on that individual’s strength to set goals, build their confidence, and self-esteem, and develop life and employment skills.  The PSUSW will be part of the Family Resource Program team who provides a safe and welcoming environment for families and promotes healthy pregnancies to improve maternal outcomes. The PSUSW reports to the Family Resource Program Lead

 

What Does It Take to be the Perinatal Substance Use Support Worker?

You have excellent communication skills, strong professional boundaries, and flexible working practices. You are experienced working across cultures respectfully and demonstrate the ability to communicate with participants in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner. You have a good understanding and experience in working with vulnerable families.

 

Why Work for Community Services?

SCCSS offers competitive transparent wages, a variety of paid leaves, benefits, and employer contributed MPP plan. Paid leave includes 3 weeks’ vacation during the first year, up to 4 weeks sick leave, and 1-week special leave.  SCCSS covers 100% of the cost of benefits and 75% of the cost of long-term disability. SCCSS offers opportunities for professional growth and to truly make a difference in the community.

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SCCSS encourages all interested candidates to apply, but only those selected will be contacted.