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Job Number:  45955
Peer Supports and Housing Coordinator
Job Posted: Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018
(54 days ago)
Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $41,061 - $55,654

Organization Summary  

CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education. We support the resilience and recovery of people in distress including those affected by mental illness or suicide by providing crisis intervention; safe, long-term and affordable housing; peer connections; suicide grief and family support; advocacy and wayfinding; and providing opportunities to improve your wellness.

Join us and make a difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness and stressful situations including abuse, violence, and suicide.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services, the Peer Supports and Housing Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of Practical Supports, Peer Connections, Wellness Network and Housing Program.  This includes activities such as face to face support and supervision of front line staff, coordination of front line staff projects and tasks, staff scheduling and housing administration.



  • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program
  • Minimum of 1 year of previous experience supervising staff and/or working directly with volunteers
  • Previous property management experience is considered an asset
  • Recent community mental health and case management experience preferred
  • Current registration with a professional body (as appropriate)
  • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check


  • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to set boundaries with clients, deal with difficult situations and respond in a composed manner
  • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention
  • Knowledge and skills of advocacy, empowerment, and mental health recovery principles
  • Knowledge of and abilities to access and utilize mental health resources and networks
  • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment, set priorities, meet deadlines and allocate time and resources effectively
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations


CMHA values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit and Metis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA+ communities.


We thank everyone for their interest and will only reply to those individuals who will be contracted for an interview.


Thank you for making mental health matter.

How to Apply:
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Apply, with cover letter and resume, to:
Contact Details:
Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region
300 - 10010 105 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1C4

Tel: (780) 414-6300
Fax: (780) 482-7498
www:   edmonton.cmha.ca

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