|Peer Support Coordinator Harm Reduction Services (Diploma in Community Social Services)
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Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada’s finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.
RECOVERY, STRENGTH, RESPECT, RESILIENCE
Within the context of a client and family-centered Recovery model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide individual peer support counselling and harm reduction information. Facilitates group and one-to-one peer support meetings, plans and delivers information sessions, develops relationships based on respect and assists clients and their support network with locating appropriate health, social and legal services and resources. Provides advocacy to clients, organizes venues and materials for support sessions, selects and screens a group of volunteer active and non-active drug users as applicable to the designated program, assists with research and other special projects, maintains and compiles statistics, participates in committees, task groups, and/or program initiatives, and engages in and assists the Manager with on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.
Education & Experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***
Neil Arao l MHSU
Insite / Onite / CTCT / PSS / Drug Treatment Court / Downtown Community Court / Vancouver Intensive Supervision Unit / Harm Reduction / Mental Health Drop – in Programs
For appointments, please contact Jennifer McHugh (Jennifer.McHugh@vch.ca or at 604 714 3771 x 2369).
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