The Hope to Health (H2H) Clinic with the BC Centre for Excellence is looking for a Peer Support Specialist to join their team!
PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Hope to Health (H2H) Clinic (Health Connect)
STATUS: This is a regular full-time position
HOURS OF WORK: 08:30 – 16:30 – Monday to Friday
SALARY: $30.64 – $32.31 / hour
LOCATION: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Hope to Health Primary Care Clinic, Vancouver, BC.
Reporting to the Clinical Operations Manager, the Peer Support Specialist (PSS) shares their own knowledge and lived experience of living in the downtown east side (DTES), mental illness and/or substance use and experience navigating clinical services in order to assist clients to reduce barriers to care and support engagement and attachment. The PSS collaborates with the client and the H2H health care team(s) to determine appropriate care to meet individual needs and situational requirements.
The PSS provides clients with education, goal setting, support and advocacy from a lived experience perspective in order to assist clients in effectively obtaining service from the ICT team staff, external service providers and community resources. Provides a variety of supports to assist clients living with mental illness / substance use such as emotional and social supports, health care navigation, goal setting, information, resources, and demonstrations.
The PSS participates in care planning, team meetings, quality initiatives and continuing education by sharing and discussing information, presenting material and suggesting changes to policies and procedure. The PSS brings the voice of lived experience to conversations about clients, programs and systems. The PSS has a willingness to be identified as a peer in the areas of mental health and/or substance use and/or homelessness and the ability to use that recovery experience and recovery principles as a practice.
Full details here: https://bccfe.ca/careers/peer-support-specialist-hope-to-health-h2h-clinic
If you have questions about this posting please reach out directly to Lana Fox, Supervisor, Hope to Health Clinic at:
W: (604) 416-2871