POSITION TITLE: Family Peer Support Worker and Facilitator
POSITION SUMMARY: The Family Peer Facilitator will learn to provide Peer Support to family members through the facilitation of peer support services specific to the Region’s needs.
PLACEMENT: Part time position, $25.00 hourly wage
TIME COMMITMENT: 21 hours per week
- You have experience in supporting a loved one or family member with a mental health and/or addiction concern.
- Experience working or volunteering within addiction or mental health considered an asset.
- Familiarity with peer support and have a deep commitment to understanding the recovery model, and willingness to share your experience/story as part of your peer role.
Peer/Client Service Responsibilities:
- Commitment and availability to attend training and participate in webinar and telephone training and support
- Willingness to be mentored by a fellow peer and willingness participate in consultation with the Alberta Division Project Manager
- Participate in the CMHA ‘Peer Community of Practice’ and ongoing peer support mentorship program, which occurs once monthly along with a monthly admin meeting.
- Remain current with new policies, services, resources and legislation applicable to the mental health community and peer movement.
- Demonstrated behavior consistent with organizational values and peer support code of conduct.
- Complete monthly reporting due on the 15th of each month. This reporting aligns with the requirements laid out in the Regional Letter of Understanding (LOU).
- Co-Facilitate 5 week Empowering Helpers course in the Recovery College as scheduled.
- Assist with Welcome Centre, which offers immediate support to individuals accessing our center, which includes helping individuals sign up for courses, answering phone calls, and meeting with individuals one on one.
- Promote programming in the community
- Collaborate with other community agencies, schools, who offer supports to parents, and/or caregivers
Skills and Personal Attributes:
- Ability to effectively provide empathetic and supportive direction via all communication types.
- Supports peer empowerment and assists peers in learning how to advocate for their own needs.
- You demonstrate deep respect the people you support, your peers and community partners.
- Active listening skills.
- Sound judgement and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong relationship building skills and demonstrates good judgement regarding boundaries and limitations related to peer’s concerns, a peer’s personal or financial concerns and interpersonal relationships with peers.
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