Peer Support Worker Wanted: North Vancouver

CLOSING: July 14, 2017

ONE Contract with Adult Community Mental Health (1337 St. Andrew’s Ave., North Vancouver)
~ 10 hours per month, 6 month contract

Contract Description: Under the supervision of the occupational therapist you will work primarily with men with a mental illness with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals. The successful candidate will be a well-organized individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good interpersonal skills. Duties include1:1 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 meetings as 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 (required)
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.      Have effective strategies for dealing with stress
5.      Be able to work cooperatively with other mental health staff
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,
9.      Have knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about North Shore community resources
10.  Be able to present in a professional manner, and
11.  Be empathetic, patient and supportive,

Duration of these placements:  6 Months, renewable
Pay and Hours:  $12.00 an hour, up to 10 hours a month (including meetings).

Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a cover letter and a resume to:
Debbie Sesula, Peer Support Program Coordinator
1337 St. Andrew’s Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 0B8
Fax:  604-983-6073          Email:

No later than: July 14, 2017

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