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Community Support Assistant FT

Website St. Joseph's Care Group

Embark on a fulfilling journey as a full-time Community Support Assistant specializing in Patient Care and Rehabilitation (PCR). In this role, you’ll serve as a pillar of support within our community, offering compassionate assistance to individuals undergoing rehabilitation. Your responsibilities will include providing emotional support, coordinating community resources, and facilitating patient engagement in their recovery journey. Join us in fostering a supportive environment where every individual feels valued and empowered to achieve their fullest potential. If you’re passionate about making a difference and thrive in a dynamic, client-centered setting, we welcome you to join our team.

Job Details 
Job Title: Community Support Assistant FT PCR
Posted Date: 2/26/2024
Closing Date: None specified
Education Level: College Certificate

Job Description


Bargaining Unit: OPSEU Para
Status: Full Time
Department: Program for Community Recovery
Site: Dawson Lodge
Shifts: Days/Nights including weekends (12 hour rotation)
Rate of Pay: $25.99 – $27.70 per hour

The Community Support Assistant (CSA) will provide supportive services to clients residing at St. Joseph’s Care Group under the Home for Good Provincial Housing Initiative partnership located on Dawson Road. This position works in conjunction with the multidisciplinary treatment teams. The CSA will provide ongoing, non-judgemental support and encouragement to marginalized individuals struggling with mental health, addictions and homelessness.



– Community Support Assistant training program or an equivalent combination of education and experience
– Addiction/mental health training and previous work experience in an addictions/mental health field
– Current Standard First Aid certificate
– Working knowledge of principles of psychosocial rehabilitation
– Should possess an awareness and understanding of addictions and be familiar with the recovery process


– Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers, and SJCG staff
– Ability to work effectively in a team environment
– Sound judgment, good problem solving skills, effective interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and sensitivity to clients, family members and other service providers
– Basic computer skills
– Demonstrated regular attendance at work


– Required to work flexible hours and rotating shifts
– Standard First Aid and Heartsaver Plus Certification
– Valid Class G driver’s license and adequate insurance
This position shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) where indicated, to ensure the absence of relevant criminal convictions.

Offers of employment made to external candidates are conditional upon providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the SJCG Immunization Policy IMS-04-005 or proof of valid medical exemption, prior to the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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