We are always interested in adding talented and capable people to our team. If you are interested in working in addictions, support a Harm Reduction philosophy, and have a minimum of two years of post-secondary education in a relevant field, please apply.

Other requirements may vary, but Alpha House is a 24-hour facility and your availability to work nights and weekends is required.


Weekend team lead: Part Time

The Team Lead provides leadership to the Addiction Support Workers both in the Shelter as well as Detox.  This position is a hands on working position and as such is required to perform the same duties as the Addiction Support Workers. 

Requirements: 

  • An open, accepting, non-judgmental attitude
  • Strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills
  • Belief in harm reduction and housing first
  • Training or experience in the addictions field is an asset
  • Ability to work shift work,  including nights
  • Comfortable working within the team concept

Responsibilities: 

  • Interacts with clients in a caring, non-judgmental manner
  • Provides training, supervision and written evaluations of team members, part-time and casual staff.
  • Attends to crisis’ (i.e. seizures & overdoses) focuses on defusing conflict situations before they escalate
  • Responsible for staff schedule and ensures that adequate shift coverage is provided
  • Reports to the Manager on problems arising with team functioning and occurrences of a serious nature involving clients
  • Responsible for decisions regarding the medical needs of clients
  • Interacts with other addiction agencies and community services including CPS and EMS
  • Provides clients with information regarding treatment options and ensures that requests for treatment are addressed
  • Supervises disinfectant clean-up and hygienic procedures and assists with implementation of these procedures as required
  • Conducts shift exchange meetings with on-coming staff
  • Delegate’s responsibilities to Assistant Team Lead and Addiction Support Workers

    Qualifications:

    • Post-Secondary Education from a public educational institution, in a relevant field, minimum of a 2 year Diploma Program, Bachelor‘s degree an asset.
    • A minimum of 1 year experience leading a team
    • Experience working front line with vulnerable populations
    • An understanding of addictions including: withdrawal management, harm reduction, stages of change, trauma informed care
    • Experience in facilitating groups is an asset.

    Workplace Hazards:

    • Exposure to second hand smoke
    • May be exposed to communicable diseases, such as but not limited to HIV, Hepatitis, & TB
    • While following established protocols, will be required to clean biohazards such as blood, urine and feces
    • Potential for violence from clients
    • Stress

    Submit with cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@alphahousecalgary.com

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    Weekend Cook: Part Time

     The primary role of the Cook is to prepare meals for up to 50 individuals on a daily basis, as well as provide a soup kitchen to up to 40 clients, many who are homeless.

    Requirements: 

    • Strong organizational and time management skills
    • Experience in industrial kitchen preferred.
    • Must possess a passion for cooking.
    • Experience working with vulnerable populations an asset
    • Must be able to pass a vulnerable sector search.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs throughout the course of the day.

      Responsibilities: 

      • Preparing meals & soups for the day as per the menu plan
      • Serving clients (counter service), and assisting with cleanup as required
      • Managing inventory and waste control
      • Assisting in receiving donations and inventory, including bread runs etc.
      • Cleaning equipment and workstations
      • Ensuring compliance with health regulations
      • Occasional prep for special occasions, such as the AGM, special event BBQs, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.
      • Other duties as required

          Qualifications:

          • At least 1 year’s cooking experience combined with completion of a 2 years culinary arts program, or 2 years’ experience in lieu of education.
          • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License required (not GDL)
          • Current certification in FoodSafe Level 1

            Submit with cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@alphahousecalgary.com

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            Casual Addiction Support Worker (On-going recruitment)

            We welcome new applications from individuals who are interested in working with us as Addiction Support Workers – Casual Staff.

            Our Casual Staff are important and key to the overall functioning of the agency.

            Once training is complete casual staff are encouraged to apply for part time and full time positions.

            If interested in receiving more information on the Addiction Support Worker – Casual Staff job description, requirements and applying for a Casual Staff position, please contact or send us your cover letter and resume, Attn: Human Resources at careers@alphahousecalgary.com.

            Addiction Support Worker: Casual Staff Position

            Expectations:

            • Available for shift work, evening, over-night, weekends and holidays
            • Able to work well within a team environment

            Qualifications:

            • A Bachelor or Diploma in Social Work or a related social service field or, at minimum, with transferable course work towards a university diploma or degree
            • A working understanding of addictions and harm reduction and related competencies
            • A working understanding and skill level in trauma, crisis assessment, and intervention

            Assets:

            • Knowledge of community and referral resources
            • Knowledge and work experience in addictions, mental health
            • Aboriginal people and people of diversity are encouraged to apply

            Submit with cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@alphahousecalgary.com

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            About Calgary Alpha House Society

            Alpha House open its door in 1982 after incorporation in 1981. It strives is to provide safe and caring environments for men and women with alcohol and other substance addictions. It is a charitable non-profit agency in the heart of downtown Calgary. Alpha House operates a shelter and detox program, outreach program and housing programs. Alpha House works from a harm reduction philosophy.

            Please submit your resume and a cover letter, clearly stating why you are interested in this position to Human Resources at careers@alphahousecalgary.com