Job Posting 96750

Indigenous Youth Peer Support Worker
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closing tomorrow (Tue, 3 Oct)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $23.00 per hour

JOB POSTING #2023-125-12

Foundry Abbotsford

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

Location:  Abbotsford

On Site

Job Summary:

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.

Your Role:

Archway’s Indigenous Youth Peer Support Worker with the Foundry Abbotsford Program contributes by:

  • Playing a key role in ensuring that the centre offers a safe, welcoming, inclusive and youth-friendly environment.
  • Establishing purposeful relationships with Indigenous youth and supporting their engagement and participation in centre services and meeting youth in an outreach capacity.
  • Providing support, guidance and mentorship for Indigenous youth and their families and assists in sharing information on resources and lived experience system navigation.
  • Accompanying youth to appointments in the community.
  • Developing, leading or co-facilitating group services to promote skill development and mental health and substance use recovery and relapse prevention.
  • Coordinating, participating in, or assisting with planning recreation and social activities.
  • Providing support to aid with reducing youth’s distress, improving or maintaining functioning and enabling independence and active participation.

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.

Our Offer

  • Wage: $23.00 per hour
  • A part-time position at 18 hours per week, availability Mondays to Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 p.m.
  • Temporary until November 30, 2025.
  • Benefits include:
    • Three weeks’ pro-rated vacation.
    • A great benefits plan including extended health, and dental, you choose your plan.
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program that includes online access to wellness resources.
    • Great in-house training opportunities.
    • Rewarding work in a positive environment.

Getting an Interview – you will be considered if you have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use and willing to self identify and share experience of recovery.
  • Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, or Inuit ancestry, or experience working with Indigenous youth.

The Job Requires you to have:

  • Willingness to complete Foundry’s recognized Youth Peer Support Training Program.
  • High degree of self awareness and capacity to apply appropriate boundaries and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be a self-starter with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to advocate for self and others.
  • Knowledge of systemic issues and risk factors facing minority groups including LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous youth and young adults.
  • Ability to interact with people in challenging situations.
  • Class 7 (Novice) or Class 5 BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle is considered an asset.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Records Check is a condition of employment.

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.  

We invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our employees.

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