Peer Support Worker - PT (40 hrs)
Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Branch
Campbellford, ON

Part time - 40 hrs. bi-weekly

Position Summary:

The Early Psychosis Intervention (E.P.I.) program delivers public education, assessment, and treatment services for individuals experiencing the early stages of psychosis, and their families. In the context of mental health, peer support is a beneficially supportive relationship between people who have a lived experience in common. While each person’s situation and path towards recovery is unique, the Peer Support Worker can provide emotional, social, and practical support for some of the shared challenges that persons with mental health conditions experience. Hope is the starting point from which a journey of recovery begins, and Peer Support Workers can inspire hope and demonstrate the possibility of recovery. In addition to the provision of peer support to Lynx clients, the Peer Support Worker position also provides the worker with a vocational recovery opportunity.

The Peer Support Worker focusses on the quality of life of young people experiencing early psychosis, and considers an individual’s wellness from a holistic point of view that includes relationships, involvement in their community, general wellbeing, and their sense of empowerment. Peers provide mental health support delivered through evidenced-based practice approaches.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide individualized psychosocial interventions to Lynx EPI clients
  • Participate in the provision of family education/ intervention supports and programming
  • Provide support to clients with job search/employment skills development
  • Assist clients in accessing education upgrading and skills development
  • Assist clients in accessing education upgrading and skills development
  • Provide community and residential group instruction and independent living skills programing to clients

Requirements:

  • Successful completion of post-secondary education (diploma or degree) in the social/health science disciplines is preferred. Consideration may be given to applicants with equivalent mental health related skills and experience.
  • Lived experience and knowledge about recovery from psychosis or other mental health conditions
  • Personal knowledge of the mental health system, and the ability to share this
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Automobile in good repair and insurance coverage as required by agency policy.

Working Conditions:

  • Works primarily in office or community setting when providing client support in one-to-one or group format
  • Works directly with individuals living with serious mental illness or who are experiencing symptoms of early psychosis

For full details on this and other opportunities, visit: www.cmhahkpr.ca careers

Submit your cover and resume by October 21, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. Branch endorses the principles of workplace equity and workforce diversity. Qualified designated members are encouraged to apply.

C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $18.63 to $20.14 /year

Experience:

  • early psychosis lived: 1 year (Required)
  • mental health system: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Preferred)

Location:

  • Campbellford, ON (Preferred)