Intervention Worker, Managed Alcohol Program

Intervention services · Montreal, Quebec
Department Intervention services
Employment Type Part-time temporary
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation 20.40$/hour

About PAQ

Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ) is a not-for-profit organization offering shelter and
culturally adapted activities and services to homeless and at-risk First Nations, Inuit, and Métis
women and men. Located in downtown Montreal, our center provides emergency shelter and a
hot dinner and light breakfast 365 nights a year for 16 women and 36 men. PAQ’s transitional
housing program offers 16 studio apartments for Indigenous women and men at risk of
homelessness, or who are in search of a stable living environment. PAQ provides a sense of
belonging and trust developed through community events, psycho-social and crisis support,
access to legal and health services, and indigenous cultural and arts programs.

About the Managed Alcohol Program (MAP)
In order to meet the needs of the community, PAQ has launched a pilot residential
community managed alcohol program that aims to reduce the barriers to access supportive
housing and reduce the acute, chronic, and social harms associated with alcohol addiction. This
project will provide the option for long-term supportive housing with an on-site managed alcohol
program for 8 to 10 persons from the indigenous community that are experiencing
homelessness and severe alcohol dependencies in Montreal.

In order to strengthen its intervention team, PAQ is recruiting experienced intervention workers for evening and overnight shifts.  PAQ will provide training.  The monthly work schedule is published two weeks before the month starts, however ability to also work on an ‘on-call’ basis is helpful.

Main responsibilities

Under the supervision of the MAP coordinator, the MAP intervention worker

  • Welcomes Indigenous women and men participating in the PAQ's managed alcohol program.
  • Provides support and intervention tailored to the needs of participants
  • Facilitates and fosters group life and the feeling of community with participants.
  • Maintains the stability, security and cleanliness of the premises and ensures compliance with the program’s policies and regulations.
  • Offers alcohol to participants according to their clinically supervised and individualized alcohol management plan. This involves conducting intoxication assessment and withdrawal assessments.
  • Keeps up to date on directives from the team lead and clinical partners to ensure the health and well-being of participants.
  • Ensures the proper functioning of community rooms, household appliances, and conducts regular safety checks of the premises.
  • Intervenes in crisis or emergency situations and responds to the needs of residents according to PAQ procedures and services.
  • Completes relevant documents, statistics and reports.
  • Coordinates household tasks by participants to ensure cleanliness of the premises
  • Participates in team meetings and trainings.
  • Provides scheduling flexibility and availability to work replacement shifts.
  • Performs any other task assigned by the Harm Reduction Coordinator or the Team


  • Minimum experience of six months in the field of intervention, social work, or other similar fields related to helping relationships.
  • Experience living or working with Indigenous communities or people.
  • Bilingualism (functional French and English) + Aboriginal languages ​​an asset
  • Education: College studies (minimum)
  • Sense of empathy
  • Problem solving initiative
  • Professional ethics
  • Ability to work in a team
  • First aid certification will be an asset.
  • Smart Serve or equivalent certification is an asset

*Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Only candidates with required experience will be contacted. 

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  • Location
    Montreal, Quebec
  • Department
    Intervention services
  • Employment Type
    Part-time temporary
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation