Job Posting 97793

Family Peer Support Worker
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Comox Valley/Campbell River
closes in 25 days (Fri, 5 Jan 2024)
part time

Parent Peer Support Position Comox Valley/Campbell River

Work from home position with some travel required within these communities, as needed

  • 60 hrs per month
  • $23/Hour
  • Flexible work schedule - combination of day time and evenings

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.  

Position Summary

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:

  • Providing emotional support to families and caregivers
  • Sharing information and resources with families and caregivers
  • Offering knowledge/education to families and caregivers
  • Helping families and caregivers navigate (find their way to) services
  • Building on parents and caregivers’ strengths and offering hope

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.


  • Are good at building relationships
  • Make connections easily
  • Demonstrate compassion and care to others
  • Are able to work well with Service Providers in the community
  • Are comfortable promoting and presenting on FamilySmart’s Parent Peer Support Services.  
  • Have strong verbal and written skills 
  • Good working knowledge of Google Workspace, including Gmail, calendar and docs
  • Can pass a criminal records check
  • Have the ability to work from a home office
  • Have a valid BC Driver's Licence, business insurance and access to a vehicle, as travel to meet with families in various communities within Comox Valley and Campbell River is required

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: Comox Valley/Campbell River

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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