Peer Support Worker
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society Edmonton area
closes in 3 days (Mon, 2 Aug) full time
Nikihk Indigenous Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up program designed to assist those experiencing chronic homelessness. We provide in-home follow-up support, with cultural and spiritual support and education. The Peer Support Worker will utilize their lived experience to provide services specific to role-modeling behaviours with clients who are recovering from homelessness and attempting to exit difficult life circumstances.
Welcome Clients upon their intake into the Nikihk Housing First Program while providing orientation on health, cultural and social supports available to them.
Provide one on one peer support to clients who are coping with difficult life circumstances.
Exercise professional boundaries, while building peer rapport with Housing First Clients.
Attend community outings with Clients that contribute to enhanced wellness and improved quality of life.
Plan and facilitate peer-support groups for Housing First Clients.
Support substance use recovery by attending appointments with Clients and by connecting Clients with cultural supports.
Role-model, teach and role play behaviours that support clients in enhancing their interpersonal and professional relationships.
Deliver services from a client-centered approach to ensure that services are tailored to each individual Client’s needs.
Promote resilience by supporting Clients in taking an active role in their skill development.
Support Clients in enhancing their skills through a strength-based approach.
Cross Train in Housing First Positions to provide cover off when needed (I.e. Housing Outreach, Follow Up support, Cultural Support, and Trauma Support).
Diploma or Degree in the Human Services field is considered an asset.
Lived experience in relation to being homeless and overcoming difficult life circumstances.
Demonstrates knowledge of Indigenous Culture.
Excellent knowledge and understanding of poverty related issues, trends and services particularly within, but not limited to the urban Aboriginal population is essential.
Understanding of the impact the loss of culture identity and intergeneration residential school syndrome has had on Aboriginal people.
Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check upon hire (within a 6-month period from date of completion).
Salary and Benefits
Salary plus monthly auto allowance.
Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated).
Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.
Working approximately 34.5 hours per week.
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Contact Details June Abahuje , Human Resources Manager
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society , 11648 85 st, Edmonton , AB 780-481-3451
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