Peer Support Coordinator

Posting Number: 065033-obr

City: Vancouver

# Positions   1

Job Type Part Time

Job Industry : Healthcare and Medical Services

Career Level : Experienced

Posted Date

3/28/2014

More information about this job:

Job Description:

Job Title: Peer Support Coordinator
Work Site: Ravensong MH&A
Status: Regular Part Time (0.80 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $20.72 – $22.49 per hour
Hours: 0830-1700 one hour lunch Tues/Wed/Thur/Fri
Reference#: 065033-obr

JOB SUMMARY:

RECOVERY, STRENGTH, RESPECT, RESILIENCE
Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Addictions Services is committed to collaborating with consumers and families to build on strengths, talents and interests in order to foster a community of hope, growth and self-determination.

Within the context of a client and family-centered Recovery model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide individual peer support counselling and harm reduction information. Facilitates group and one-to-one peer support meetings, plans and delivers information sessions, develops relationships based on respect and assists clients and their support network with locating appropriate health, social and legal services and resources. Provides advocacy to clients, organizes venues and materials for support sessions, selects and screens a group of volunteer active and non-active drug users as applicable to the designated program, assists with research and other special projects, maintains and compiles statistics, participates in committees, task groups, and/or program initiatives, and engages in and assists the Manager with on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience
Diploma in Community Social Services and two (2) years related experience working with active drug users, individuals with HIV/AIDS, HEPC and mental health issues and/or involvement in the sex trade, and/or personal experience with mental health issues/accessing mental health services or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles of recovery in mental illness.
  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation.
  • Knowledge of peer-run programs.
  • Team oriented approach to leadership and a commitment to a peer driven process.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and to recognize and respond appropriately to the needs of the peers and consumers.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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