Job Posting 74876

Parent Peer Support Worker
FamilySmart
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey, BC
closed 2 days ago (Fri, 17 Sep)
part time  •  $20/hour 100 hours/month

Parent Peer Support Position in Surrey

Seeking an English and Punjabi Speaking Person

Position Summary:

100 hours/month

$20/hour

Location: Work from home position within the community of Surrey

For 20 years, FamilySmart has been working in B.C. to enhance the quality and experiences of services, support and information families receive when seeking help for their child, youth or young adult with mental health challenges.

More About Parent Peer Support Workers:

This position is for someone who has their own experiences with seeking services or support for their child, youth or young adult who has struggled with their mental health or with substance use. Your experiences will help other families find comfort and feel less alone.

As a Parent Peer Support Worker you will provide peer support in the community of Surrey to families whose children, youth and young adults are experiencing difficulty with their mental health and/or with substance use.

 

Our Peer Support includes: 

  • Providing emotional support to families
  • Sharing information and resources with families
  • Offering knowledge/education to families
  • Helping families navigate (find their way to) services
  • Building on parent’s strengths and offering hope

The Parent Peer Support Worker will support families on the phone, in person (when permitted), by email, by virtual video chat, and also in group education and support sessions. 

You do not need to be an expert in mental health, your family's experience is enough.

You:

  • Are good at building relationships
  • Make connections easily
  • Demonstrate compassion and care to others
  • Are able to work well with Service Providers in the community
  • Have strong verbal and written skills in: English and Punjabi
  • Can pass a criminal records check

FamilySmart provides excellent support, supervision and training and will help you learn and develop the skills we have discovered to help families and service providers work best together. 

We invite you to apply, and to learn more about this unique role. Please send a cover letter and resume to Robin Brown, Director, HR at   Subject line: Parent Peer Support Worker: Surrey

 

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. FamilySmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family status, marital status, physical or mental disability, place of origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and criminal conviction unrelated to employment.

 

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