Reporting to the manager of the Inner City Health & Wellness Program, the Peer Support Worker - Addiction Recovery and Community Health Program (ARCH) Program works as a key member of the multidisciplinary team. The Peer Support Worker (PSW) collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to deliver patient-centered, trauma-informed approach to care practicing within a harm reduction philosophy. The goal of the Addiction Recovery and Community Health Program team is to provide patient-centered, evidence-based, holistic care to patients who are socially vulnerable and/or dealing with problematic substance use. By using a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach, the team strives to support at risk patients improve their Social Determinants of Health.
As a Peer Support Worker, you will provide interventions and supports that are complementary to the work of a multi-disciplinary outreach team within Addiction & Mental Health. The team functions together to provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services for clients with addiction and/or mental illness. Through your own lived experience(s) with addiction and/or mental illness, and experiences of recovery and resilience, as the Peer Support Worker, you can authentically inspire hope to clients by sharing your recovery story, offering mentorship and recovery support; advocating for client needs; and supporting an integrated and recovery-oriented treatment experience.
Classification: Peer Support Worker
Union: AUPE GSS
Department: ARCH AMH
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 28-OCT-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
Date Available: 07-NOV-2020
Temporary End Date: 06-JAN-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $24.13
Maximum Salary: $26.59
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
See Additional Required Qualifications.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Experience working with inner city/vulnerable populations. Demonstrated experience of working within a harm reduction framework. Demonstrated ability to support patient’s transition to community resources to ensure continuity of care. Strong communication skills. Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.