Clinical Support Worker

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2022-15860
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Salary at Time of Posting
$27.94 - $30.26 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $27.94 - $30.26 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


We have an exciting Casual opportunity for Clinical Support Workers to join our Mental Health & Substance Use Services team located in Maple Ridge, BC.


Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.


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Detailed Overview

The Clinical Support Worker participates in case planning with clients and counsellors and assists in the delivery of the clinical and primary care program using a culturally appropriate, culturally-sensitive approach. Performs intake duties including orientation to services, completing and maintaining records and documentation. Facilitates individual discussions and supportive group workshops and interactive activities, demonstrations, modeling and behaviour management to encourage skill development with clients and families regarding lifestyle, substance use issues and wellness.  Responds to clients'' needs including crisis situations according to established procedures. Provides regular check-in support; monitors client activities; ensures their safety and security; facilitates conflict resolutions; assists clients with activities of daily living; provides clients with information on community services and resources; facilitates access/referrals to medical, counselling, housing and other supports. Provides medication reminders to clients, administers medication, and documents according to established policy. Assists in the primary care aspects of the client's overall medical health by monitoring physical and psychological status, taking and recording vital signs, initiating and maintaining client charts. Works collaboratively with clients using a strengths-based model, motivational interviewing and engagement techniques, and a trauma-informed approach.


  1. Performs intake duties, orients clients to services, completes necessary documentation and maintains records. Supports discharge plan, meets with client to ensure treatment plans are in place prior to client being discharged, and collaborates with interdisciplinary team to discharge clients as appropriate.

  2. Participates in case planning with clients and counselors and assists in the delivery of the clinical program by performing duties such as providing supportive counseling and guidance to clients working on program assignments, interviewing clients to identify problems and needs, and assisting clients to determine appropriate programs. 

  3. Facilitates and organizes supported group workshops and interactive activities, demonstrations, modeling and behaviour management to encourage skills development and assist the client, their families and natural supports to develop life skills such as maintaining personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, meeting financial obligations, making and keeping appointments, and interpersonal skills including self-esteem, coping skills, motivation, formation of mutual support networks, and relapse prevention. Provides related feedback and reports difficulties to program staff according to procedures.

  4. Observes clients, identifies and assesses potential emergency situations and develops short-term strategies to deal with such situations. Facilitates conflict resolutions where needed. Reports crisis situations to the coordinator or if on evenings/weekends to the administrator on call according to established procedures.  Reports medical, behavioural, and other problems as required. Ensures client safety and security. Provides feedback and input regarding clients'' needs and progress.

  5. Administers medication to clients, observes and supports appropriate medication management, provides medication reminders, and documents all in accordance the plan of treatment/care and established policy and procedures.

  6. Performs necessary follow-up actions including scheduling client appointments, completing appropriate requisitions as requested by nursing staff, liaising with laboratory and other agencies/departments, facilitates referrals to specialists, and flagging charts for the attention of the interdisciplinary staff.

  7. Provides support in a clinical setting, monitoring client's physical and psychological status according to established standards, policies and procedures by performing duties such as setting up and dismantling exam rooms; obtaining urine specimens for routine drug screening; arranging for blood tests and diagnostic testing as directed; taking and recording vital signs such as blood pressure pulse, and respiration and reporting changes to primary care providers; booking appointments and managing patient scheduling.

  8. Identifies available social, economic, recreational, and educational services and resources in the community that will meet clients' needs.  Provides clients with related information.

  9. Interacts with clients in the centre and responds to their immediate needs such as arranging alternate sleeping accommodation when required.

  10. Responds to general inquiries and refers non-routine inquiries. Gathers and inputs client information, completes and maintains related records and documentation such as care plans, progress reports, and charts, compiles statistics and daily logs, prepares and maintains various informational/resource packages for clients, utilizing appropriate software applications such as word processing and databases.

  11. Works collaboratively with the clients using a strengths-based model, motivational interviewing and engagement techniques, utilizing a trauma-informed approach.

  12. Participates in the orientation and education of new staff. 

  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12 plus completion of a recognized Substance Use Certificate or Social Service Worker program plus one (1) year of recent related experience working in the addictions field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid Standard First Aid � CPR C with automated external defibrillator certificate.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of addiction and related issues.

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in dealing with complex situations and to utilize appropriate assertiveness as necessary.

  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients. 

  • Ability to organize and facilitate activities and workshops.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems. 

  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills. 

  • Advocacy skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 

  • Ability to organize and prioritize. 

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. 

  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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