Recovery Support Worker (Full-time Permanent)

Kenora, ON


Competition Number 


Job Type

Full-time Permanent


1.00 FTE

Consist of 7.50 hour day shifts

Subject to change as per operational requirements




Mental Health and Addictions


$29.7410 to $30.8612 per hour

As per CUPE LOCAL 822 Collective Agreement

Closing Date

Monday, July 8, 2024



Reporting to Manager of Morningstar Centre, the recovery support worker attends to the admission, care and discharge of the clients throughout their recovery journey. The position assists through the stages of change and provides support services for effective care transition and discharge planning and functioning of the facility through group work and working across programs.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you and you meet most of the essential qualifications we are looking for, we encourage you to apply and provide us more details about why you think you would be a great fit. We cannot make any promises, but we will consider your qualifications and the potential you bring. LWDH is dedicated to ongoing professional development and continuing education opportunities to enhance skillsets and working experience.


Why Work with LWDH? In this position, there are many benefits to joining our team:

  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan enrolment, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans that includes inflation protections, survivor benefits, buyback options, and early retirement
  • Desjardin Group Life Insurance coverage that includes life insurance, and short/long-term disability coverage
  • Green Shield Canada extended health benefits for single and family including dental services, prescription, health services, vision, hospital accommodation, etc.
  • Access to staff physiotherapy, onsite gym, Employee Assistance Program, staff wellness initiatives, and much more!



  • Diploma in addictions or social services is required although lesser academic qualifications may be accepted provided that the incumbent has completed or is willing to complete CAMH course work relevant to the program and clientele
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid
  • WHMIS training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (CPI)
  • Completion of support and assist course for medication is required upon hiring
  • Basic counselling and screening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to observe and record appropriately
  • Capable of maintaining cooperative working relationships and liaising with various other service providers
  • Ability to provide, resource referrals, and effectively advocate for clients
  • Crisis intervention skills and conflict resolution experience required to support clients
  • Effective critical thinking skills
  • Previous experience working with a vulnerable population
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience working within the context of recovery, harm reduction, therapeutic engagement, homelessness and trauma informed approach, as well as the stages of change and relapse
  • Effective interpersonal/communication skills, appropriate to dealing tactfully and sensitively with clients, staff and other professionals
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet client and operational needs
  • Ability to organize and manage routine and administrative tasks as outlined
  • Consistently utilizes a non-judgmental approach to prevention support work and interactions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Awareness of the community and district treatment resources and community partners providing social/health services to clients
  • Telephone etiquette
  • Knowledge of the Ojibway language and culture would be considered an asset
  • The ability to work as part of a peer supervision model
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience with and knowledge of harm reduction strategies
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast paced/multitask environment
  • Demonstrated proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite, Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
  • Class G driver's license with a clean drivers abstract
  • Demonstrated reliable attendance record
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable population in the Mental Health and Addictions Field an asset
  • Previous experience working in an abstinence and harm reduction environment an asset


Please apply through the online application process via

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. First consideration will be given to current internal employees of LWDH.

Qualified applicants may be considered for other comparable positions or within the same classification other than this posted position.

Please prepare your application in accordance with the qualifications posted in the job advertisement. Applications will be screened based on the posted qualifications.

LWDH is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and belongingness in our operations, throughout our workplace, and seeks to employ individuals who are committed to and value these principles.

We believe in and promote the rights of all persons with disabilities as outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA 2005) and its related Accessibility Standards Regulations. To meet this responsibility, LWDH will make appropriate accommodations, including alternative formats available. Please inform Human Resources of any accommodation(s) at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process to ensure your equal participation.

LWDH values the importance of creating a workplace that reflects the population it serves and promotes the representation of the Employment Equity groups as outlined by the Employment Equity Act (1993). Applicants are encouraged to self-declare at the time of application.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807-468-9861 ext. 2393



Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Lake of the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

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