We are a recovery-oriented, non-profit charitable organization serving over 30+ years in our community and are looking for a Peer Support Coordinator, South Vancouver Island (Mental Health)

HOURS OF WORK: 15-20 hours per week equivalent, schedule as established between CEO and Peer Support Coordinator. This position may be a combination of in person and virtual hours and is targeted for growth. $ 23.00/hour.

JOB SUMMARY: The Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for leadership, coordination, and development of the Peer Support Program, under the direction of the CEO. This is a development opportunity targeted for growth. (For those on PWD, direct service hours are earnings exempt under the Ministry in BC)

REPORTS TO: CEO

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide leadership to the Peer Support Team through recruitment, interviews, screening, orientation, supervision, motivation, and facilitation of each team member’s contribution to the success of the organization.

Conduct and manage all intakes for the program including requests for peer support, and participants of the Peer Support Training program.

Coordinate peer partners, team meetings and other Peer Support Program and MHRP events

Track and report on statistics and feedback for reporting and informing decisions

Ensure information flow is maintained and well-coordinated amongst volunteers, staff and supervisor

Provide resourcing and referral information upon request.

Good local knowledge of resources and BC programs a needed.

Receive program correspondence and respond to general/routine enquiries either by phone, email or letter and assist with a developing online environment. Other duties as designated by the CEO.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

In conjunction with the CEO develop the Peer Support Program in the context of the MHRP Strategic Plan.

Promote and support the MHRP vision, mission, values and the recovery journey philosophy

Ongoing consultation and connections with various resources in the South Vancouver Island area.

Participate in coalition building and networking with community groups and individuals to address common needs and issues and to further the peer support movement.

Remain current with new policies, training, services, resources and legislation applicable to the mental health community and peer movement.

Promote the principles of diversity and equity in all work related duties

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and qualifications include excellent communication skills, organization skills and computer/tech skills. Knowledge of mental health, substance use and housing services and related areas needed. People with lived experience of mental health and recovery journey are encouraged to apply.

Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check and working with Vulnerable Persons Check is required.

Please send your cover letter and resume to: Hazel Meredith, CEO c/o: admin@mhrp.ca or mail to 941 Kings Road Victoria BC, V8T 1W7

Closing date: Open until filled.
For further information please view: www.mhrp.ca