|Organization Name||Job Categories||Position Type||Region and Location(s)||Career Level||Salary||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Stella's Place||Contract - Part Time||Experienced (Non-manager)||N/A||2019-03-07||2019-03-21|
PEER SUPPORTER (part-time)
Posting Start Date: March 7, 2019
Posting End Date: March 21, 2019
Stella’s Place is a community-based, integrated peer and clinical mental health service for young adults (16-29 years). Every program at Stella’s Place has been co-designed by young adults and content experts. At Stella’s Place, there are a range of Peer Support roles, including on-line, at the Stella’s Place site, and in other locations in the community. The presence of Peer Supporters at Stella’s Place is critical to being able to respond to the needs of young adults who walk-in, who are part of the community, or who are involved in programs.
Peer Supporters at Stella’s Place help create a welcoming community, engage and support young adults in wellness and recovery-focused activities, and provide support, information, navigation, and assistance in accessing resources. Peer Supporters work independently as well as with a multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, clinicians, and other peer supporters.
Stella’s Place is currently looking to hire two part-time One on One Peer Supporters. The One on One Peer Supporter will be expected to meet one on one with participants coping with various mental health challenges, and will be expected to draw upon their personal lived experience of mental health challenges in order to effectively provide intentional peer support to participants of this program. This individual will be expected to operate from a strengths-based, holistic, and trauma-informed perspective. The One on One Peer Supporter will be expected to operate within the guiding values and principles of peer support as outlined by Stella’s Place (based on the Mental Health Commission of Canada). The individual within this role will be working to support the goals that participants have outlined for themselves and will draw from their lived experience as a means of inspiring hope, fostering self-determination, and exploring coping strategies and resources available to the participant. The One on One Peer Supporter will be expected to provide structured appointments to participants who have gained access to the service through the appropriate channels. This individual will be expected to complete all appropriate documentation procedures for participant interactions and will be expected to engage in regular supervision with the Peer Initiatives Manager.
This service aims to support participants coping with various experiences of mental health challenges, who are interested in receiving one-to-one support that is based on the shared lived experience perspective. It is expected that participants accessing this service will experience reduced feelings of social isolation, reduced experiences of hospitalization, increased feelings of empowerment, increased resiliency and increased access to community resources.
Supervision and support for this position will be provided by the Peer Initiatives Manager.
One on One Peer Support responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Appointment Preparation, Facilitation and Follow Up
To be considered for a One on One Peer Support position at Stella’s Place, you must have:
In addition, the following would be considered assets:
This is a part time position. To be considered for this position, you must have scheduling flexibility – i.e., availability during daytime, weekend and/or evening hours. A minimum of one evening shift will be required for this role.
You will report to the Peer Initiatives Manager. Regular communication, coaching, mentoring, personal and professional development, and evaluation will take place with the Peer Initiatives Manager.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND ACCOMMODATION
Stella’s Place is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the broader Toronto community in general and of our participants. We strongly encourage applications from: racialized persons, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and all those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to the diverse Stella’s Place community. Stella’s Place is committed to hiring practices that are inclusive and barrier free. Stella’s Place will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodation during all stages of the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to ensure the equal and fair assessment of all job applicants. Applicants are asked to make any accommodation request in advance. We thank all candidates for their interest. We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Please apply through Charity Village by submitting your resume and a cover letter with your application summarizing your qualifications (knowledge, experience, assets) and telling us why you would be a good fit for the position of One on One Peer Supporter at Stella’s Place.