On-Call Peer Support Worker Wanted: North Vancouver

ON-CALL PEER SUPPORT WORKER

NOTICE OF CONTRACT

CLOSING: December 8, 2017

 ONE On-Call Contract with Transition Program (1337 St. Andrew’s Ave., North Vancouver)

~ Hours vary depending on need, maximum of 20 hours per month, 6 month contract

Contract Description: Under the supervision of the occupational therapist you will work with adults with a mental illness from the Transition Program. The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good interpersonal skills. Duties include delivering WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) and one-to-one work assisting clients in achieving goal(s), acquiring new skills or linking with community resources; communicating all relevant information verbally and in writing to pertinent staff; and attending monthly meetings as required.

Qualifications:  The successful individual will:

  1. Have completed a Peer Support Training program or have equivalent training or experience
  2. Have completed a WRAP Facilitator Training program is an asset
  3. Have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system (required)
  4. Be able to be a role model to people recovering from a serious mental illness by sharing common life experiences and practical information
  5. Be empathic, patient and supportive
  6. Have effective strategies for dealing with stress
  7. Be able to work cooperatively with other mental health staff, peers and family members
  8. Be able to work with a culturally diverse population
  9. Be comfortable assisting with goals related to physical activity, such as going to the gym
  10. Be able to adequately access public transportation and support others with taking transit
  11. Have knowledge of community resources and be comfortable searching for information regarding resources online and over the phone
  12. Be able to present in a professional manner

 Duration of these placements:  6 Months, renewable

Pay and Hours:  $12.00 an hour, up to 20 hours a month (including meetings).

 Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a cover letter and a resume to:

Debbie Sesula, Peer Support Program Coordinator

1337 St. Andrew’s Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 0B8

Fax:  604-983-6073          Email: debbie.sesula@vch.ca

No later than: December 8, 2017

Only those short-listed will be contacted.

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