CIF looking for a Peer Assistant for Cinema Wednesdays


CLOSING: Friday, November 16th, 2018

ONE Contract with the Consumer Initiative Fund
16 hours per month

Job Description: Under the supervision of the CIF Coordinator and Peer Leader, you will work with clients with mental illness and/or substance use showing movies and assisting with the discussion afterward.  The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good interpersonal skills.  Duties include assisting showing movies/videos at the Joseph & Rosalie Segal & Family Health Centre and having a discussion with the clients afterward. You would be responsible for picking up and returning the projector and equipment, as well as setup, and must have good skills with the Android and Chrome operating systems, and able to troubleshoot should something go awry.

Qualifications:  The successful individual will:

  1. have completed a Peer Support Training program or have equivalent training or experience
  2. have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system (required)
  3. be able to be a role model to people recovering from a serious mental illness and/or substance use
  4. be able to work cooperatively with staff, consumers and family members
  5. be able to work with a culturally diverse population
  6. be able to work Wednesday evenings, with initial training on Sunday afternoons for the first couple of weeks.
  7. be willing to respect other people’s right to decline assistance
  8. be able to adequately access public transportation,
  9. be able to present in a professional manner, and
  10. be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of this Placement:  6 Months, with potential to renew.
Pay and Hours:  paid as a flat rate of $250 per month
Start Date: Friday, November 30th, 2018.

Closing Date and Location:

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:
Ian Sadler, Consumer Initiative Fund
Vancouver Community Mental Health Services, VCH
200 – 520 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
(Faxes accepted to 604-874-7661; Telephone 604-730-7675)

No later than: Friday, November 16th, 2018

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