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Peer Support Worker, Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT) - Mental Health

Surrey, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

Are you someone who has a real passion for serving others? Are you a Peer Support Worker looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? If you've answered yes then we want you to keep reading!

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic as a dedicated Peer Support Worker in the Assertive Community Treatment Program serving in Surrey, BC. If you're someone who is looking for a challenge that is equally as rewarding, then this might be the opportunity for you.

Build on your education & career experience as you:
    •Establish a dignifying and purposeful relationship with the client, contacting and getting to know the client as a unique individual, and clarifying the role of the Peer Support Worker with the client. •In accordance with pre-established care plans, assists clients with the development of life skills such as maintaining personal hygiene, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, meeting financial obligations, making and keeping appointments, and interpersonal skills by methods such as demonstrating and modeling appropriate actions. •Assist with creating an effective and supportive connection between community service providers and ACT clients. •Participate in program planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, by attending meetings and providing input. •Assist the client towards self-managing all aspects of their life, including their mental illness, substance use and other health conditions by such methods as sharing information and lived experience perspective, practical problem-solving, and linkages with peer supports and consumer advocacy groups. •Collaborate with the client and the ACT team to support the client to meet individual needs and situational requirements.

To join our team, you have:
    •Lived experience of mental illness. •Grade 12 Completion of recognized peer support worker training program. •One year recent related work experience with an emphasis on mental health, addictions, homelessness and/or social services. •Food Safe Certificate. •Current valid Class Five BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage.

This is a relief full time position and will be available until March 2022 or until the return of incumbent.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:
    •A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields. •Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization. •An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Take the next step and apply so we can continue the conversation.

Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.

Curious to learn what it's like to work here? Like us on Facebook (@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram (@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights.

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Located in British Columbia, Fraser Health is one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities that operates 12 hospitals (including Level 1 and 3 Trauma Centres), the province’s firs...

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