Peer Support Worker

locationVancouver - British Columbia (BC),

atVancouver Coastal Health

Estimated salary $25.33 an hour

Job Description:

Job Description:
Job Title:
Peer Support Worker

Work Site:
Assessment & Treatment, Willow Pavillion, Vancouver General Hospital

Temporary Part Time (0.8 FTE)

Start Date:
As soon as possible until approximately June 2021

$25.33 per hour

Days off: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Peer Support Worker to join the team at the Willow Pavilion Assessment & Treatment Team at the Vancouver General Hospital site. Apply today to join our team!

As a Peer Support Worker, you will:
  • Work as a member of an interdisciplinary adult tertiary mental health care site to provide a range of non-clinical, peer-based services including individual peer support, facilitating peer-based recovery groups and conducting peer information sessions.
  • Support service users’ recovery through the use of motivational and supportive self-disclosure including the sharing of personal recovery experiences and strategies for attaining and maintaining wellness.
  • Promote empowerment, self-determination and independence through peer mentorship, emotional support and relationship/rapport building using recover-oriented approaches.
  • Support and assist service users in exploration of skill building, community integration and the development of natural supports in their community utilizing non-judgmental, strength-based conversations and person-centered goal setting.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway,
Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

Education & Experience
  • Certificate in a Social Services program and successful completion of a recognized Peer Support Training program and 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
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Develops and maintains positive and respectful relationships with co-workers and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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