Job Posting 74877

Parent Peer Support Worker
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Richmond, BC
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 17 Sep)
part time  •  $20/hour 21 hours/week plus benefits

FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Position - Foundry Richmond

Seeking an English and Mandarin Speaking Person

Position Summary:


Location: On-site at Foundry Richmond, virtually and in the community of Richmond

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 FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Workers:

This position is for someone who has their own experiences with helping their child, youth or young adult towards wellness, and supporting their mental health. Because you have experienced receiving support, you will be able share what you have learned and help other families. Your experiences will help families find comfort, and to feel less alone. 


Our Peer Support includes: 

  • Mutual support (emotional, parent mentorship) 
  • Sharing information and resources with families
  • Education
  • Help to build wellness and create opportunities for success for other families whose children, youth or young adults are experiencing difficulty with their mental health.  

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.


  • Are good at building relationships
  • Make connections easily
  • Demonstrate compassion and care to others
  • Are able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team at Foundry Richmond
  • Have strong verbal and written skills in: English and Mandarin
  • Can pass a criminal records check
  • Are able to work from a home office when needed

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: FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Worker: Foundry Richmond


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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