PEER SUPPORT WORKER: NOTICE OF CONTRACT

CLOSING: December 17, 2021

Up to 16 to 20 HOURS/MONTH AVAILABLE AT West End Community Mental Health Team
1128 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L4


Job Description: Under the supervision of the Contract Supervisor 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:
one-to-one work in-person supporting clients in the community to achieve their goals. Goals include assisting clients with acquiring a new skill, learning transit routes, linking with community resources, community walks etc; communicating all relevant information verbally and in writing to pertinent staff; and attending monthly peer support worker meetings, by zoom currently.

*Due to pandemic restrictions, some work may be done by phone or online. Access/competence using a computer is required.


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
  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 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 these Placements: 6 Months, with potential to renew. You CANNOT work at the team or unit
    where you receive service.


    Pay and Hours: $15.50 an hour, up to 20 hours maximum a month (including meetings)

    Closing Date and Location: Please submit a resume and cover letter to EDMOND TAN by: Email:
    edmond.tan@vch.ca


    No later than: December 17/21
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