Detox Attendant - Peer Support Wellness Worker (RAAM Recovery Support)

Kenora, ON

Detox Attendant – Peer Support Wellness Worker

 (RAAM Recovery Support)

Full Time


Are you looking for a dynamic detox attendant role that provides you the opportunity to work as a valued member of the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) team to support client’s healing journeys?   The RAAM team supports people in their healing journeys by listening and providing primary care and case management services in a safe and comfortable environment. The RAAM Program supports personal change and healthy living by using a grass roots approach of meeting the client where they are at and working with the client in linking them with resources that can address the root causes and impacts of trauma, dysfunction, and addiction through western technologies of practice, traditional healing approaches combined with supportive counseling and referral.




  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent education
  • Diploma in a social services field or appropriate combination of relevant education, life and work experience may be considered
  • Personal experience and understanding of traditional Anishinaabe culture, values, and healing practices; experience working in an Anishinaabe organization and an ability to understand and speak Anishinaabemowin a definite asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of holistic health and well-being; personal experience or strong knowledge of the healing journey and abstinence from mind altering chemicals
  • Good knowledge of available resources, and experience working with at risk individuals and families an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including computer skills); demonstrated interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Valid drivers’ license and own vehicle required; copy of current clean drivers’ abstract required
  • Current clear criminal/vulnerable persons records check
  • Commitment to ongoing training and professional development relevant to job requirements
  • Positive attitude and capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model
  • Reliable attendance record
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast paced/multi-task environment, and as part of a peer supervision model.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills, such as Windows, Outlook and Word.


*Complete Job Description Available Upon Request


Rate of Pay: As per CUPE 822 Collective Agreement


Hours of Work: Will Vary Depending on Operational Requirements


Please send applications in confidence, with resume, on or before July 24, 2020 to:




We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The LWDH is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our employment practices. We promote the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity with persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations, including alternative formats, are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

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


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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