Peer Support Specialist - ACTT
Closing Date: February 17, 2020
One Year, Contract, Full-time, 35 hours per week, Evenings and Weekends may be required
Competition #: 2020-012
Our Mission: As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, help build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.
Our Organizational Values:
Team Values: Trust, Respect, Communication and Teamwork.
Hours of work: 35 hours per week. Evening and weekend hours may be required.
Location: Vaughan, York Region
The Peer Support Specialist collaborates with clients to provide individualized and flexible support to help engage and integrate them into the community, and help to facilitate access to resources and supports to maximize independence and potential, and promote recovery. Peer Support Specialists have gone through a process of recovery and have obtained peer support related training to assist others with mental health challenges to identify and achieve life goals as part of their own recovery. In collaboration with the team, the Peer Support Specialist uses empowerment and recovery-oriented approaches with individuals and groups to help combat stigma, raise self-esteem and mastery, improve self-concept, and instill hope. Other duties as assigned.
In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.
This position reports to the Program Manager, Assertive Community Treatment Team, South West.
The Peer Support Specialist may be assigned to different programs as required based on need.
Working Conditions: Office work, community settings, meetings in clients’ home and travel with clients Occasional weekend/evening hours may be required
In keeping with mental health reform, best practices, funding and direction this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.
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