When someone is diagnosed with a mental health or addiction issue, it often affects more than the person experiencing the illness. Family members, and others closest to the individual, may be impacted emotionally and /or become caregivers for their loved one. The Family Peer Support Worker will be offering services specific to family members/caregivers supporting their loved one and developing a cohesive family peer program within the community.
The Patient/Client and Family Council is a non-profit peer organization providing services predominantly in Midland and Penetanguishene, with some shifts in the surrounding areas. This position is approximately 17.5 hours per week and your work schedule will include evenings, weekends and some holidays.
- Work in a supportive and non-judgmental manner as part of a positive, solution focused team;
- Develop and provide group and individual peer support services to family members ho are supporting someone in the hospital or community;
- Share lived experience in a relevant and appropriate way, maintaining clear boundaries as necessary, and modelling effective skills;
- Develop family peer services; build relationships with and provide education to, other Mental Health and Addiction service providers;
- Provide information, links to community resources and system navigation;
- Adhere to all PCFC & relevant customer policies, procedures, expectations and Code of Ethics;
- Actively participate in meetings, seminars, projects & training as required;
- Accurately and legibly, complete any required documentation in a timely manner.Requirements include:
- Must be reliable and maintain an excellent work attendance record.
- Must have personal experience supporting someone with mental illness and/or addictions to access services and be willing to self disclose.
- Must be available to work a variable work schedule including days, evenings, weekends and some holidays.
- Must be able to provide own transportation for travel in Simcoe County
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, and basic computer skills
- Excellent knowledge of available community resources, programs and services
- Be self-directed and work with minimal supervision
- The successful candidate must provide a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check
- Willingness to attend and complete all mandatory training.
Please submit resume and cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the job requirements
Job Type: Part-time
- supporting someone with mental illness and/or addictions: 1 year (Required)
- Penetanguishene, ON (Preferred)