Consumer Contractor Wanted: Older Adult Program, Vancouver

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CLOSING: March 22, 2017

ONE Contract with the Bright Spot, part of the Older Adult Rehabilitation Program (OARP).   A 6 month contract (April 3, 2017 to October 31, 2017).  This is for Mondays & Wednesdays at the Bright Spot, East Side location.  32 – 38 hours per month:  8 hours per week (two 4 hour groups) + 2hr monthly meeting

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and Bright Spot staff, you will work with older adult clients with the objective of assisting their participation in the Bright Spot Therapeutic Day Program.  The successful candidate will be an individual who exhibits initiative, reliability, flexibility, empathy, and good interpersonal skills.  Duties include assisting with tasks that help the clients to feel safe, supported and engaged in the group..  Also includes attendance at monthly consumer / peer support worker meetings at the Bright Spot.

Qualifications:  The successful individual will:

  1. have completed a Peer Support Training program or have equivalent training or experience and experience working with seniors
  2. have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system
  3. be able to be a role model to people recovering from a serious mental illness by sharing common life experiences and practical information
  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 present in a professional manner
  7. be empathetic, patient and supportive
  8. be comfortable working with older adults who may have cognitive, hearing, visual and/or mobility problems in addition to mental health concerns
  9. be comfortable working within a Group context that is busy with people & activities.

Pay and Hours:  $12.00 an hour, 8 hours per week (two 4 hour groups) + 2hr monthly meeting.
Start Date: April 3, 2017 10 AM to 2 PM
Location:  The Bright Spot at 2750 East Hastings Street 3rd Floor

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:
Staci Kalmek c/o Older Adult Rehabilitation Program / Bright Spot
#200 – 4088 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2X8
Telephone 604-875-6193 local 255; Faxes accepted to 604-872-0254
Closing date: 4PM on Monday March 22, 2017.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest!

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