Job Posting 75345

Peer Support Worker- Outreach Team
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
Brantford
closed 4 days ago (Thu, 23 Sep)
full time - term / contract  •  $21.17 per hour plus shift premiums and group health, dental, AD&D and travel insurance benefits

THE AGENCY

St. Leonard’s Community Services has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults and families within the communities we serve.

 

Our staff enjoy:

  • ‘Perks’ such as a fitness benefit; Employee Assistance Plan; participation in pension/RSP/TFSA plans; and group health & dental plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency (Full Time staff)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring their physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Supportive, collaborative teamwork, where diversity is respected, and hard work is recognized

THE POSITION

The Peer Support Worker (Outreach) employ a strengths-based approach to supporting individuals with addictions and mental health issues.  You are part of a collaborative team that provides proactive outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness or who are street-involved.  The team will access multiple touchstone physical locations, such as shelters, as well as operate in a mobile capacity in and around Brantford’s downtown.  You play a vital role on this team, drawing on your own personal lived experience with addictions, mental health and/or homelessness, to build supportive relationships. Vulnerable persons of all ages would be served by the outreach team.   You make a difference!    

                        

In the Peer Support Worker (Outreach) role, you will:

  • Develop relationship and rapport through person-centred interaction
  • Provide resources related to basic needs (i.e. food, water, clothing)
  • Provide information and insight into health and social service supports
  • Help individuals navigate and connect to desired services
  • Distribute safer substance use and naloxone kits (including coaching on how to use)
  • Do in-reach into transitory services (i.e. hospital and withdrawal management) to support clients
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary outreach team members
  • Collect data to support reporting and advocacy for sustainable resources

 

Hourly wage:  $21.17 plus shift premiums and group health, dental, accidental death & dismemberment, and travel insurance benefits

 

Hours of work:  37.5 hours per week, primarily Monday to Friday days, with flexibility for evening and weekend shifts as required

 

Start date: as soon as possible

Contract ends: October 7, 2022

 

TO APPLY, YOU MUST:

  • Have personal experience with substance use and/or mental health, including accessing the system of care
  • Have a college diploma in any field
  • Be able to be a positive role model, sharing what allowed you to achieve your recovery goals
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent exposure to vicarious trauma and occasional exposure to direct trauma

 

In a cover letter, please articulate how your own personal lived experience with addictions and mental health relates to this position including your experience in recovery.

 

A note about COVID-19:  Our Agency is committed to the safety of staff. We are following Public Health guidance on precautions regarding use of Personal Protective Equipment, screening of staff and clients, physical distancing, cleaning, hand hygiene, and testing.  If you are selected for an interview, we will answer any questions you may have on the precautions currently in place.

 

Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

St. Leonard's Community Services is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision. 

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