PSW Contract Opportunity at Vancouver General Hospital

CLOSING: March 23, 2023

ONE Contract with Vancouver General Hospital, Segal Inpatient Units.
~ 50 hours per month, 6 month contract (OR 2 applicants for 25 hours per month, 6 month contract)

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Manager and Head Nurses, and in conjunction with treatment personnel, you will work with clients with 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 include one-to-one work (in-person, in the community, on the telephone, or by Zoom),  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 peer support worker meetings, at the team or unit and centrally. There are also opportunities to co-facilitate a group with rehabilitation staff. Group facilitation experience is an asset.

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 adequately access public transportation,
  9. be able to present in a professional manner, and
  10. be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of this placement:  6 months, with potential to renew.
You are not permitted to work at the team or unit where you receive service.

Pay and Hours:  $17.00 an hour, up to 50 hours maximum a month (including meetings) [OR can be split into 2 contracts of 25 hours per month as per above].

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date and Location:  Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:
Jenna Gourdeau either by:
Email: or by Fax: 604-675-3725

No later than: March 23, 2023

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