Kitsilano PSW Notice of Contract

PEER SUPPORT WORKER:
NOTICE OF CONTRACT
CLOSING: ___July 31, 2022_______

20 HOURS/MONTH AVAILABLE AT KITSILANO MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE TEAM
2110 W 43rd AVE VANCOUVER BC

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Team Director and rehab staff, you will work with clients with mental illness & substance use challenges with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals.  The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who demonstrates initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good interpersonal skills. 


Duties include: Duties include 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 peer support worker meetings, at the team or unit and centrally or over zoom. **If interested, there are also opportunities to co-facilitate a group with Rehab staff; group experience an asset.

*Due to pandemic restrictions, some work may be done virtually. Access/competence using a computer and access to a phone is required.



Qualifications:  The successful individual will:

  1. have completed a Peer Support Training program or have equivalent training and/or experience
  2. have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system
  3. be a role model to people recovering from a serious mental illness by sharing common life experiences and practical information
  4. have effective strategies for dealing with stress
  5. be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, consumers and family members
  6. be able to work with a culturally diverse population
  7. be willing to respect other people’s right to decline assistance
  8. be able to adequately access public transportation, able to use a computer and phone and communicate in a timely manner with staff
  9. be able to be present in a professional manner, and
  10. be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of this Placement:  6 Months, with potential to renew. You CANNOT work at the team or unit where you receive service.

Pay and Hours:  $17.00 an hour, up to 20 hours maximum a month (including meetings)

Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Ela Rutkowski (Occupational Therapist) by
Emailela.rutkowski@vch.ca

No later than:  Jul 31, 2022

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