JOB POSTING #2023-125-12
Indigenous Youth Peer Support Worker
Wage: $23.00 per hour
Part Time – 18 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Temporary (until November 30, 2025)
Offer Mentoring and Emotional Support to Indigenous Youth and their Families
Join the team at Archway
Come Help Us Help People
The Indigenous Youth Peer Support (YPS) Worker participates as a member of the Foundry center team. YPS workers have their own lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges and have accessed services through their own journey. YPS workers use this personal experience to support youth and young adults in service navigation, improving their health and wellness, and connecting with Foundry and/or community resources. The YPS worker offers peer-based mentoring and emotional support and works collaboratively with youth, their families, and members of the care team. Using their own diverse, personal lived experiences, YPS workers demonstrate the ability to support neurodiverse, gender and sexually diverse, Indigenous, racialized, rural and remote, youth and young adults with physical disabilities. This position assists with the delivery of walk-in services and outreach activities, offering support both on a one-on-one basis and in a group setting. The YPS worker acts as an advocate and role model, helping young people and their families recognize that with hope, recovery is possible.
Archway’s Indigenous Youth Peer Support Worker with the Foundry Abbotsford Program contributes by:
This position is a great fit for someone who identifies as Indigenous, or has experience working with Indigenous youth, and who is able to establish rapport and maintain therapeutic relationships with Indigenous and other diverse youth and their families.
Getting an Interview – you will be considered if you have:
The Job Requires you to have:
Closing date is October 3, 2023.
No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies. If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.
Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.
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