Family Peer Support Position Integrated Child & Youth Team - Okanagan Similkameen
For more than 20 years, FamilySmart has been working in B.C. to help children and young people by helping their family and other caring adults. We know children and young people do better when the adults who care about them are supported.
Family Peer Support Workers are parents and caregivers of children or youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Your personal parenting experience is the primary requirement for this role. Your experiences will help other families find help, comfort, hope, and feel less alone.
As a Family Peer Support Worker, you are a member of the Integrated Child & Youth Team (ICY) in the Okanagan Similkameen. In this role, you will provide peer support to families and caregivers whose children and youth are experiencing difficulty with their mental health and/or with substance use who are receiving services from the ICY team. The ICY teams are part of A Pathway to Hope – the provincial strategy for improved mental health and substance use care in B.C. The ICY teams bring services together in a multidisciplinary team setting. The teams make it easier for children, youth and their families to connect to the care they need, where and when they need it – at school and in the community. To learn more about these positions visit B.C.'s Integrated Child & Youth Teams
The Family Peer Support Worker provides peer support to families and caregivers by:
You do not need to be an expert in mental health and/or substance use, your family's experience is enough.
The FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Worker will support families in person, on the phone, by video chat, and email.
FamilySmart provides excellent support, supervision and training and will help you learn and develop the skills that we have discovered to help families and service providers work well together.
We invite you to apply, and to learn more about this unique role. At FamilySmart, experience with the child and youth mental health and/or substance use system is very important to us. Please consider including in your cover letter a little information about why this is important to you as well. Please send your resume and cover letter to Robin Brown, Director, HR at
Subject line: Family Peer Support Worker: ICY Okanagan Similkameen
Please note that the assessment of applicants will be made on an ongoing basis and continue until a hire is made.
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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