Peer Support Worker Wanted: Vancouver Recover Through Art Society

PEER SUPPORT WORKER:
NOTICE OF CONTRACT
CLOSING: June 3, 2016

ONE Contract with Vancouver Recover Through Art Society – Weekend Studio Program
~ 10 hours per month, 3 month contract

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Assistant you will work with clients with a mental illness and/or addiction to assist them in participating in an open studio art program. You will help create and maintain a safe, welcoming and respectful environment at The Art Studios facility, 44th and Victoria Drive. The successful candidate will be a well-organized, reliable individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills. Duties include communicating all relevant information verbally to pertinent staff during the open studio and at meetings, helping with refreshments, and generally assisting the staff in all appropriate ways.

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 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 present in a professional manner, and
  9. be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of this Placement:  3 Months pilot program, with potential to renew.
Pay and Hours:  $12.00 an hour, up to 10 hours maximum a month (including meetings).
Start Date: July 9, 2016 with training beforehand

Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:
Vancouver Recovery Through Art Society
2005 East 44 Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V5P 1N1
(Telephone 604-250-4528; Faxes accepted to 604-871-9794)
email to bknight@telus.net    or  annwebborn@gmail.com

No later than : June 3, 2016

PEER SUPPORT WORKER:
NOTICE OF CONTRACT
CLOSING: June 3, 2016

ONE Contract with Vancouver Recover Through Art Society – Weekend Studio Program
~ 10 hours per month, 3 month contract

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Assistant you will work with clients with a mental illness and/or addiction to assist them in participating in an open studio art program. You will help create and maintain a safe, welcoming and respectful environment at The Art Studios facility, 44th and Victoria Drive. The successful candidate will be a well-organized, reliable individual who exhibits initiative, flexibility, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills. Duties include communicating all relevant information verbally to pertinent staff during the open studio and at meetings, helping with refreshments, and generally assisting the staff in all appropriate ways.

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 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 present in a professional manner, and
  9. be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of this Placement:  3 Months pilot program, with potential to renew.
Pay and Hours:  $12.00 an hour, up to 10 hours maximum a month (including meetings).
Start Date: July 9, 2016 with training beforehand

Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:
Vancouver Recovery Through Art Society
2005 East 44 Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V5P 1N1
(Telephone 604-250-4528; Faxes accepted to 604-871-9794)
email to bknight@telus.net    or  annwebborn@gmail.com

No later than : June 3, 2016

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