Job Posting 65033

Peer Coordinator - Project Allies
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster Southwest (Includes Annacis Island)
closing tomorrow (Fri, 30 Oct)
full time - term / contract  •  $21.00 / hour

Role Summary

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society and New Westminster Overdose Community Action Team (NWOCAT) is looking to hire a Peer Coordinator to coordinate Project ALLIES, a peer-led overdose response initiative. The Peer Coordinator will be responsible for program administration, and must be able to provide direction and support to a team of Peer Mentors.  Peer Mentors provide the following services to individuals at risk of drug overdose: (a) conduct outreach, and distribute harm reduction supplies; (b) assess individual needs, and offer regular check ins; (c) make referrals to essential services; (d) build peer network through ongoing projects, and trainings.  The program may receive self-referrals, as well as referrals from community members, businesses, first responders, community organizations. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

⬜          Respond to community inquiries or referrals, and keep detailed records on call log

⬜          Coordinate program schedule, timesheets, and other administrative duties

⬜          Assign referrals to an appropriate peer mentor, each will have their own caseload

⬜          Oversee client files, and database system

⬜          Develop and maintain updated program documents, including referral binder

⬜          Provide direction to peer mentors, ensure adherence to program policies and procedures

⬜          Attend to overdose emergencies as required

⬜          Build rapport with community partners, and peer advocacy groups

⬜          Provide regular program updates to monthly NWOCAT meetings

⬜          Troubleshoot issues as they arise, and bring them forward to leadership as appropriate

 

Qualifications

  • In depth understanding of the overdose crisis, as well as other health and social conditions such as poverty, sex work, homelessness, and/or other physical or health health issues
  • Familiarity with naloxone administration and overdose response practices
  • Education and/or equivalent experience providing peer-based support services
  • Basic computer skills, and experience with data entry is considered an asset

 

Hours of Work

7 hours per day, 5 days per week.  Some evening and weekend work required.

 

Compensation

$21 per hour

 

How to apply

Please submit cover letter and resume Attention: Courtney Pankratz to

 

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. 

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