Job Posting 67639

Peer Support Worker
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closes in 3 days (Thu, 28 Jan)
part time  •  $21 per hour

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families has the following position available:

Position: Peer Support Worker (2)

Wage: $21.00

Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.

Hours: 

Position 1: 28 hours per week, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Position 2: 21 hours per week, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday (casual on call hours available)

Start date: Immediately

 

The Purpose Society is establishing the Health Contact Centre which is the first safe consumption site in New Westminster. In addition to providing a site where, substances can be used safely, the Centre will offer other programs to enhance the psychosocial outcomes of program participants.

 

Duties:

The primary duty of the Peer Support Worker is to ensure that visitors to the Health Contact Centre feel welcome, understand site requirements, and everyone is safe.

  • Greets clients
  • Escorts them to check-in station
  • Escorts them to services they request: safe use site, drug testing, harm reduction supplies or other services
  • Sanitizes stations, work areas and high touch areas
  • Ensures that clients are wearing masks and using hand sanitizer

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of relevant lived experience with the program’s client population and the willingness to be identified in these areas as the basis of their work
  • Advanced overdose recognition and response training
  • Knowledge of common drugs and their effects
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification

Other:

  • Must be physically and mentally able to be on your feet for long periods, take on physical tasks and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must follow Covid protocols, wear a mask and sanitize/wash hands frequently

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