Peer Support Facilitator I (20 hours month)
We are seeking a compassionate peer support facilitator with lived experience of bipolar affective disorder to co-lead weekly peer support groups. In this role, you will be required to conduct regular one hour support meetings and help develop strength based recovery strategies for peers with bipolar affective disorder
To ensure success as a peer support facilitator you should be empathetic and possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills. A competent peer support facilitator should be able to listen to a client’s recovery story, easily identify warning signs in clients and provide effective interventions and emotional support.
This is an in person and remote position.
Peer Support Facilitator Responsibilities:
Co-facilitate peer support meeting with up to 15 clients per meeting.
Be able to guide, moderate and facilitate dialogue with clients in various stages of their
recovery journey with bipolar affective disorder
Ability to offer strength based solutions to clients struggling with bipolar symptoms
Suggest recovery plans, introduce mental wellness tools, coping methods, and rehabilitation
strategies in a peer support group setting
Refer clients to other community resources to help in their bipolar recovery journey.
Collect member statistics and attendance in compliance with Alberta FOIP and stakeholder
Peer Support Facilitator Requirements:
College or University degree preferred
Certified peer support training or proven experience supporting peers in group setting
Ability to self monitor and manage their own journey of bipolar affective disorder in recovery
Clear understanding of bipolar affective disorder and how to mitigate symptoms and live in
Lived experience of bipolar disorder in recovery.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Highly compassionate and attentive to detail.
Familiarity with facilitating virtual and zoom groups is an asset
Preference will be given to those able to do in person meetings in Calgary as well as zoom.
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