Peer Support Worker

6 month contract with Steps Services. 312 Main St Vancouver
25 hours a month

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Team Director and staff, and in conjunction with treatment personnel, you will work with clients with mental health, persistent pain and/or substance use concerns with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals.  Duties include one-to-one work assisting clients in achieving goal(s), acquiring new skills or linking with community resources; meeting and working in the community; travel (usually on transit); participation in client goals; and communicating and documenting all relevant information on an electronic documenting system.

The successful individual will:

  1. have taken Peer Support Training or worked as a Peer Support Worker within the last 3 years (required)
  2. have personal lived experience (required)
  3. have effective strategies for dealing with stress
  4. be able to work under supervision
  5. be able to work with a culturally diverse population
  6. be able to adequately access public transportation,
  7. be able to present in a professional manner,
  8. be empathetic, patient and supportive,
  9. be willing to facilitate or co-facilitate groups as needed and
  10. have the ability to participate in light physical activities with clients such as walking, going to aquafit, and attending the gym with clients.

Duration of this placement:  6 month contracts, with potential to renew.

Pay and Hours:  $17 an hour for 25 hours a month

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date and Location:

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:

Tianna Baker
Occupational Therapist
Steps Services