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Well-Being Program Looking for Peer Support Workers



Three Contracts with the Deaf Well-Being Program.

~each contract will be for 20 hours per month, 3 month temporary; leading to a 6 month contract.

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and staff, and in conjunction with treatment personnel, you will work with Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing clients with the objective of assisting them to achieve their stated goals.  The successful candidates will be  well-organized individuals who exhibit initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good interpersonal skills.  Duties include one-to-one  work assisting clients in achieving goal(s), acquiring new skills or linking with community resources; communicating all relevant information verbally and in writing to pertinent staff; and attending monthly peer support worker meetings, at the team or unit and centrally.

Qualifications: The successful individuals must be fluent in Sign Language and understand Deaf culture; and will:

  1. have completed a Peer Support Training program or have equivalent training or experience
  2. have personal experience receiving services within the mental health system (required)
  3. be able to be a role model to people recovering from a serious mental illness by sharing common life experiences and practical information
  4. have effective strategies for dealing with stress
  5. be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, consumers and family members
  6. be able to work with a culturally diverse population
  7. be willing to respect other people’s right to decline assistance
  8. be able to adequately access public transportation,
  9. be able to present in a professional manner, and

10.  be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of these Placements:  3 Months, temporary, leading to a 6 month contract.

You are not required to work at the team or unit where you receive service.

Pay and Hours: $11.00 an hour, up to 20 hours maximum a month (including meetings).

Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date and Location: Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:

Patti Dobie

Deaf Well Being Program

#300 4211 Kingsway,

Burnaby, BC, V5H 1Z6.

No later than February 26, 2010

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