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Peer Support Worker - Indigenous, Substance Use Services Access Team

Abbotsford, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

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 experience and knowledge to our community as a dedicated Peer Support Worker. In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Fraser Health, the Peer Support Worker (PSW) - Indigenous shares their own consumer knowledge and lived experience of substance use and mental health, and also within the context of their shared peer experience of Indigenous culture, to assist clients of the Substance Use Services Access Team (SUSAT) in their identified goals. If you're someone who is looking for a rewarding challenge, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Share your own knowledge and lived experience of substance use and mental health to assist clients achieve their goals. In addition, you will:
    •Facilitate connections that increase accessibility to Indigenous (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) cultural services. •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 in relation to the client. •Support an effective connection between community service providers and SUSAT clients, family members and significant or concerned others involved in the client's recovery plan. •Participate in program planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, by attending meetings and providing input. •Prepare and maintain written and computerized records and completes other program documentation, including writing progress notes, completing incident reports and ensuring referral forms are completed and sent to appropriate referral programs.

To join our team you have:
    •Two years of lived experience in recovery from substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges. •Lived experience of Indigenous culture and practices. •Training in Peer Support, completion of a Substance Use Counselling or Social Services certificate •One year of recent related work/peer support experience in substance use, mental health, homelessness or health services navigation, cultural safety and practices in Indigenous community services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. •Current valid Class Five BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business related purposes, as required.

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. •Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

We value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of respect, caring and trust.

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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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