Peer Support Worker - Consumption Treatment Services (CTS)

Employer: 
Sanguen Health Centre
Type: 
Part-Time
Term (Duration): 
Permanent
Description: 
Peer Support Workers provide support and resources to individuals accessing the CTS as members of the CTS team. They will serve clients using harm reduction approaches. Peer Support Workers work with people who use drugs to help individuals improve their own health and well-being, and to help people connect to the services and resources they need. Peer Support Workers are members of the person-centered, inter-professional, team of health providers at Sanguen Health Centre.

Peer Support Workers will:

Provide harm reduction supplies and information.
Provide education for onsite injections and respond to overdoses as needed.
Greet clients, reinforce site protocols, monitor area outside of the site as needed.
Act as a resource to, and advocate for, individuals accessing the CTS.
Maintain accurate data and information.
Participate in evaluation processes related to the CTS and people accessing the services.
Work as an active member of the CTS Team.

The successful candidate will have:

Demonstrated experience working with people who use drugs and people who are vulnerable, living in poverty, and/or experiencing homelessness.
Past or current lived experience with substance use.
Understanding of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and cultural safety.
Working knowledge of a wide variety of community resources especially those related to drug use, homelessness and mental health issues.
Ability to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team.
Knowledge and understanding of community health centres.
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as required.
Date Posted: 
Thu, Aug 15 2019
Job Location: 
Waterloo
How to Apply: 
Interested individuals can forward a resume and cover letter or apply in person to Violet Umanetz on Thursday evenings @ The Community Health Van or by phone/text @ 519-574-7222.

Please apply by August 23, 2019.
Deadline: 
Fri, Aug 23 2019
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