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Job Number:  46667
Peer Coordinator- Overdose Response
Job Posted: Friday, 27 July 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
(64 days ago)
Stepping Stone Community Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Langley Salary: $21.00 to $23.00/hr

Overdose Response - Community Action Team (CAT) Grant


Job Title:     Peer Coordinator

Dept:           Community Education Pilot Project – Overdose Response

Salary:        $21.00 to $23.00/hour depending on qualifications and experience

Hours:        Part-time (approx. 20-25 hours/week) 10 – 12 month contract


Job Summary: 


Stepping Stone is hiring a part-time Peer Coordinator, with lived experience of substance use, to help develop and deliver a new pilot project in Langley. The primary goal of the project is to facilitate community education sessions to increase awareness of the risk of overdose and share available resources. The Peer Coordinator will be willing to share their experience to enhance the development and delivery of the education toolkit and resources. The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Coordinator and the Langley Community Action Team grant working group to develop an educational toolbox and resource material with key messaging. Together with the Project Coordinator they will contact employers and set-up times to deliver/facilitate ‘lunch and learn’ education sessions at job sites and businesses throughout Langley, targeting various populations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Langley CAT grant working group to develop a replicable education package/toolkit and identify key messages, bringing a lived experience perspective
  • Work with the CAT grant working group to put together existing resource material and develop additional resource materials as needed
  • Contact employers to arrange education sessions, targeting various audiences
    (e.g., Trades Workers, Indigenous groups, small and large businesses)
  • Attend community events to increase public awareness and provide resource information about overdose response
  • Provide Naloxone training as needed
  • Deliver and facilitate a number of education sessions using various formats including lunch and learn sessions
  • Order and transport food/refreshments for the ‘lunch and learn’ sessions.
  • Provide regular updates to the CAT grant working group and regular reports as required
  • Responsible for on-going evaluation of sessions delivered throughout the project

Qualifications, Experiences and Abilities:

  • Have lived experience of substance use and be fit for employment
  • Experience public speaking, delivering/facilitating education sessions
  • Demonstrated understanding of the overdose crisis
  • Knowledge of issues related to substance use
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Be comfortable working in a variety of settings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • Use of a reliable vehicle
  • Current First Aid and CPR or willingness to obtain prior to hire
  • Have completed or be willing to complete the Take Home Naloxone Train the Trainer
  • Have completed or be willing to complete FOODSAFE Level 1
  • Ability to work flexible hours—some early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • The ability to work independently
  • Criminal Record Check is required

Additional Information:

  • This position will require working outside office hours and an office environment
  • Mileage is paid where driving for work performed is required


Please note that only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please quote job number in your cover letter and submit with resume to:
Janet Burden, Executive Director
Contact Details:
Janet Burden, Executive Director
Stepping Stone Community Services Society
Fax: (604) 530-3811

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