Peer Support Worker - Mental Health

locationAurora - Ontario (ON),

atYork Support Services Network

Estimated salary $16.99 an hour

Job Description:

Two Part-TimeContract Positions (17.5hrs/wkl) to March 31, 2021 - Aurora & Markham offices

This position will build relationships with consumers of mental health case management service by acting as a source of system information, and by providing peer support and assistance. The Peer Support Worker will participate in the day-to-day operations of the Mental Health Case Management team to act as a team member and promote agency values of teamwork, participation, and networking within the agency and community at large.

  • Lived experience of mental illness
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in the provision of peer support in the adult mental
health sector
  • Utilizing formal and informal contacts with government and agency partners
  • Comprehensive knowledge of community resources for mental health and substance abuse
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem solving strategies
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Word
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural community
  • Second language is an asset
  • A valid driver’s license, appropriate business insurance and reliable vehicle are required for this position
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide a police clearance that meets agency standards
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