Get Set Connect Program (CMHA) Peer Contractor needed

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Community Access Peer Contractor
Notice of Contract

Location/Team: Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Burnaby Branch, 2425 Quebec Street

General Duties: The Community Access Peer Contractor will work with Get Set and Connect staff, volunteers and / or participants who are adults with lived experience in mental illness in a small group setting.  The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good interpersonal skills. They have the necessary computer skills to create and maintain the leisure and volunteering community resources and information web page and proficiency using social media tools. They have the ability to facilitate groups including overseeing the monthly networking session, and will provide support and guidance to volunteers as necessary. They have the ability to teach or train volunteers the necessary computer skills to support resource gathering, web page maintenance and social media activities. The applicant will communicate with leisure and volunteer coaches in written and verbal form to provide relevant program updates. The successful candidate is ineligible to receive services from the Get Set & Connect Program and/or other CMHA services during the duration of their Community Access Peer Contractor position


The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good communication and interpersonal skills.

The successful individual:
1.      Has completed a Peer Support Training program or have equivalent training or  experience
2.      Has personal experience receiving services within the mental health system
3.      Has computer skills necessary to create and maintain leisure and volunteer resources web page, newsletter and knowledge and expertise in social media and its implications.
4.      Has group facilitation skills necessary to guide participants and/or volunteers.
5.      Is able to be a role model to people recovering from a serious mental illness by sharing common lived experiences and practical information
6.      Is able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, consumers and family members
7.      Is able to work with a culturally diverse population
8.      Is respectful of other’s diversity and ability.
9.      Is professional, empathetic, patient and supportive
10.  Has experience working with adults who have a mental illness
11.  Has knowledge and/or willingness to learn about Vancouver leisure and volunteer community resources.

Duration of these Placements: one year contract
Reports to: HR Manager
Pay and Hours: $13/hr, 10 hours per week

Closing Date and Location: October 15, 2013
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Jim Marsh, Human Resources Manager

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