Peer Support Worker Wanted: Private Hire


(This is not a Vancouver Coastal Health Contract. The contract undertaking is between the family and the worker they hire)

CLOSING DATE: November 4th, 2017 – work to commence soon after (interviews likely held November 6 to 8)

Family of a 65-year-old female with schizophrenia living in a group home in Kitsilano are looking to hire a PSW to work with their sister.

Contract Specifics:

  • Contract will be supervised by sisters of client
  • Candidates for position must have taken the PSW training, the Mental Health Worker Certificate program or other equivalent training
  • Candidate must be able to work cooperatively with client, mental health team staff and family
  • There is no provision for sick time
  • Candidates must be able to adequately access public transportation
  • Candidates must be able to present in a professional manner, and be empathetic, patient and supportive
  • The PSW is expected to work 2 hours a week with a possible option to increase the hours as necessary.
  • Payment is $25 per hour.
  • Contract is for 3 months with a potential to renew. There will be a probationary period of 1 month to evaluate fit.
  • Contract may be ended early if there are concerns around rapport or lack of progress with goals
  • This is a private contract. Insurance will not be provided.

Clients goals may include:

  1. Helping client to explore options for meaningful activities outside her group home
  2. Attending group activities with her at various resource centres
  3. Walking with her or participating in light exercise
  4. Exploring leisure and social options

Please submit a resume and a cover letter that includes a summary of proposed activities or other pertinent info to: (please put Peer Support Worker in subject line)
Only those being considered for the position will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

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