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Full Time Peer Support Worker, Withdrawal Management - St. Leonard's Community Services

Sep 13, 2019
Brantford, Ontario
Entry Level

In a cover letter, please explain how your own personal lived experience with addictions and mental health relates to this position, including your experience in recovery.  This is NOT a Personal Support Worker position, but rather Peer Support (the successful candidate will have experienced substance use or mental health challenges in their past). 

THE AGENCY

St. Leonard’s Community Services has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults and families within the communities we serve.

Our staff enjoy:

  • ‘Perks’ such as a fitness benefit; Employee Assistance Plan; participation in pension/RSP/TFSA plans; and group health & dental plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency (Full Time staff)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring their physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Supportive, collaborative teamwork, where diversity is respected, and hard work is recognized

THE POSITION

As a Peer Support Worker within the Addictions and Mental Health department, you will provide one-on-one and group peer support in the areas of addictions and/or mental health.  Peer Support Workers connect with clients across programs, facilitate our Hopeful Journeys group, participate in delivery of Continuing Care/Aftercare services, and offer their supports on an outreach basis.  Your initial assignment will be within our Residential Withdrawal Management and Treatment program.

Drawing on your own personal lived experience with addictions and mental health, you will:

  • Assist and mentor consumers as they consider and determine unique goals and objectives
  • Support individuals by offering hope of recovery from addictions and/or mental health challenges
  • Facilitate connection to ongoing services and supports post-residential stay
  • Provide activities, support and linkages that help to improve consumers’ quality of life and ability to cope with daily stressors

Annual salary: $36,134 plus shift premiums and benefits

Hours of work: Monday to Friday; primarily days with some evening work

Start date: as soon as possible

TO APPLY, YOU MUST:

  • Have lived experience using the Substance Use and/or Mental Health system
  • Have a college diploma in the Human/Social Services field
  • Be able to be a positive role model
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent exposure to vicarious trauma

Email: recruit@st-leonards.com   Fax: 519.759.8156

Apply by September 13, 2019

Reference: WMTS Peer Support

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Leonard's Community Services is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision. 

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