Youth PSW Employment Opportunity with Foundry

Kyoko H

Youth Peer Support Worker
Employment with Foundry Works

Department: Foundry Works
Job Status: Temporary Part-Time
Home Worksite: 22 – North Shore Mental Health
Labour Agreement: Community Subsector
Union: 310 – Community HSA (37.5 Hr)
Position Type: Other Relief
FTE: 0.50
Standard Hours / Week: 18.75
Job Category: Community Health Services
Salary Grade: 21
Min Hourly: CAD $26.30/Hr.
Max Hourly: CAD $28.74/Hr.
Shift Times: 0830-1630
Days Off: Saturday, Stats, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Position Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Summary

Come work as a Youth Peer Support Worker, Employment with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Youth Peer Support Worker, Employment to join the Foundry Works team in North Vancouver, BC . Apply today to join our team!

As a Peer Support Worker, Employment, you will:

  • Report to the Foundry Works Lead, the Youth Peer Support Worker-Employment, is part of an interdisciplinary team providing online and in person peer support services to youth or who have experienced mental health or substance use challenges.
  • Provide a range of non-clinical, peer-based services to youth through sharing living/lived experiences including assisting in the navigation of the mental health/substance use system, while providing individualized peer-based practical, emotional and social supports.
  • Work alongside Clinicians to deliver employment services.
  • Facilitate peer-based groups and conducts peer information sessions and delivers services in alignment with Foundry’s Service Model.


Education & Experience

  • Grade 12 graduation
  • Completion of a recognized Peer Support Training Program.
  • Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a peer support role or an equivalent combination of education, training, peer support and employment experience.
  • Lived experience with recovery from a mental illness and as a recipient of mental health and addiction services including peer knowledge of the designated service user population in the applicable program area or department.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, and work with personal and role specific limits and boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to use one’s lived/living experience to promote positive connections with youth at differing levels of engagement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health and substance use resources and community services.
  • Demonstrated ability in using a strength-based approach in sharing challenges and co-creating solutions.
  • Demonstrated skill in using computers including using technology-based solutions for service delivery, documentation, and viewing screening and assessment data.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and to recognize and respond appropriately to the needs of youth.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles and activities.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to develop, organize, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate individual and group activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with youth.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in youth.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to use effective interpersonal skills to establish/maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, the public and other agencies.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

To apply: