Peer Support Worker
Alberta Health Services
Edmonton, AB
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: Com EDM Housing Outreach Sup
Primary Location: Edmonton Mental Health Clinic
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.80
Posting End Date: 21-FEB-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 04-MAR-2019
Temporary End Date: 30-OCT-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 8
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $23.89
Maximum Salary: $26.33
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. Recognized Peer Support Certification.

Additional Required Qualifications:
Warm and welcoming engagement style. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. BLS Level C. Lived experience of poverty, experience in recovery from a mental health and/or addiction illness. Must be willing to share personal experience. Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty, unemployment, stigma, medications and the isolation felt by individuals with serious mental health issues and their families. Involvement with local/emerging community of practice and with national peer support organization is strongly encouraged.

Preferred Qualifications:
As Required.