Peer Support Worker Jobs Vacancy in Centre For Addiction And Mental Health Toronto
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Peer Support Worker Jobs Vacancy in Centre For Addiction And Mental Health Toronto Jobs Details:
Job Number: 822145
Positions Available: 1
Years Experience Required: 1 Year
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted Date: May 9, 2018
Peer Support Worker
Forensic Outpatient Service
Complex Care & Recovery Program
Reporting to the manager of the forensic outpatient service, the Peer Support Worker will work as a member of a diverse inter-professional team to facilitate and support clients with their recovery process. You will utilize your lived experience with mental health and/or addiction challenges as you support clients in determining their unique goals. You will provide a source of encouragement and hope, partnering with clients as they pursue their objectives. Your collaborative work with clients will involve the role of a coach and liaison and assisting clients to advocate for themselves. Your role will include bridging people back into community and helping clients to link with community resources of their choice. This role focuses on being a shared learner with clients, rather than being a helper, therapist or treatment provider. You will connect with clients on an individual basis and also as a group facilitator. In this role, you will provide education about the forensic mental health system, recovery and peer support to staff and students. You will be expected to contribute to program development, research and educational activities of the program. You will provide services reflective of the diverse needs of the clients and their families. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required. This position will be located at 1001 Queen St. West.
The successful candidate will have lived experience as a recipient of mental health and/or addictions services as well as knowledge of the justice system under the Ontario Review Board. You will have a strong understanding of the psychiatric consumer/survivor community. You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling you to work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required. You will be flexible, self-reflective, and supportive. The ability to work effectively in a dynamic and a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment is essential. Experience working with clients, staff, and organizations of diverse backgrounds are required. You possess knowledge in the areas of group facilitation, community resources, the social determinants of health, the recovery process and the peer support role. Participation in training on Peer Support/Recovery would be an asset as would knowledge of Wellness Recovery Action Planning. Computer literacy and the willingness to learn new computer programs. Your role will include documentation on the computer. Bilingualism or the ability to speak a second language is considered an asset. Training and supervision will be provided for this position.
Please note: This full time, temporary position lasting six (6) months is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
Salary range: $24.15– $27.81 per hour
CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.