As a Peer Support Worker, you will provide interventions and supports that are complementary to the work of a multi-disciplinary outreach team within Addiction & Mental Health. The team functions together to provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services for clients with addiction and/or mental illness. Through your own lived experience(s) with addiction and/or mental illness, and experiences of recovery and resilience, as the Peer Support Worker, you can authentically inspire hope to clients by sharing your recovery story, offering mentorship and recovery support; advocating for client needs; and supporting an integrated and recovery-oriented treatment experience.
Classification: Peer Support Worker
Union: AUPE GSS
Department: siOAT Program
Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 25-JUN-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 08-JUL-2019
Hours per Shift: 9.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 6
Shifts per cycle: 12
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $23.89
Maximum Salary: $26.33
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Recognized Peer Support Certification.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Lived experience or experience supporting others in recovery from mental illness and/or addictions. Must be willing to share one’s personal experience. Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty and stigma.
Involvement with local/emerging community of practice and with national peer support organization is strongly encouraged. Experience/knowledge of Indigenous culture and traditions is a strong asset. Familiar with Indigenous cultures and practices, particularly around health care; Knowledge of problems encountered by Indigenous people in using health care services, and of health care systems providing care to Indigenous people are strong assets.