Parent Peer Support Position Prince George Community and Onsite Foundry Prince George
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.
Parent Peer Support Workers are parents and caregivers of children or youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Your personal parenting experience, as well as having navigated the private or public mental health and/or substance use system with a child in your care are the primary requirements for this role. Your experiences will help other families find help, comfort, hope, and feel less alone.
The Parent Peer Support Worker provides peer support to families and caregivers by:
The FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Worker will support families in person, on the phone, by video chat, and email. As well as, attend FamilySmart’s monthly online events for parents and caregivers.
You do not need to be an expert in mental health and/or substance use, your family's experience is enough.
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. Please send a cover letter and resume to Robin Brown, Director, HR at
Subject line: FamilySmart Parent Peer Support Worker: Prince George
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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