Job Posting 75441

Peer Support Worker
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.
closes in 6 days (Wed, 29 Sep)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $21 per hour

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


Position:       Peer Support Worker

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

Hours:           Casual on-call (Monday to Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

Start date:    Immediately


The Purpose Society has established 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.



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


  • 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


  • 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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