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: CH-ACAPS Edmonton-EDM
Primary Location: Addictions Services Edmonton
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 26-MAR-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 23-APR-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $23.89
Maximum Salary: $26.33
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Recognized Peer Support Certification.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Lived experience of poverty, experience living in recovery from an addiction and/or a mental health condition. Willing to share personal experience. Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications and the isolation felt by individuals with serious addiction/mental health issues and their families. Good communication skills (verbal and written). Ability and confidence to interact effectively with diverse (gender/culture/etc.) populations.
Involvement with local/emerging community of practice and with national peer support organization is strongly encouraged.