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Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 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 have an exciting Relief Full Time opportunity for a Peer Support Worker to join our Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT) team located in Maple Ridge, BC. This relief role is available until August 2023 or until return of incumbent.
Effective October 26th, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.
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In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Peer Support Worker (PSW) shares their own consumer knowledge and lived experience of mental illness/substance use to assist Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) clients to live successfully in the community. The PSW collaborates with the client and the ACT team to meet individual needs and situational requirements. The PSW provides clients with information from a lived experience perspective in order to assist clients in effectively obtaining service from other ACT team staff, external service providers and community resources. They provide a variety of supports to assist clients living with mental illness/substance use such as emotional and social supports, life skills assistance, information, resources, and demonstrations.
The PSW works in collaboration with the ACT team so that the client's self identified goals for recovery and community integration are supported by appropriate services and practices, are consistent with the values of self-determination /choice and harm reduction. Services are provided in any environment including: the streets, shelters, hospitals, apartments, office.
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.