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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.
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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The Toxic Drug Response and Priority Populations (TDRPP) portfolio within the Fraser Health Authority encourages people with lived experience of substance use to apply to vacant positions within their portfolio. If you identify as an individual who has experience using the unregulated drug supply and would like assistance in navigating employment within the TDRPP portfolio please contact Erin Gibson, Manager Toxic Drug Response and Harm Reduction Fraser West, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your interest in joining the amazing team within the TDRPP portfolio
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Fraser Health (FH), the Peer Support Worker (PSW) shares their own consumer knowledge and lived/living experience of substance use and mental health to assist clients in assigned substance use service in identifying goals. The PSW identifies themselves as peers, and collaborates with the client and the assigned team to meet individual needs and situational requirements by providing information from a lived experience perspective in order to assist clients to obtain services from other FH staff, external service providers and community resources more effectively. Provides clients living with substance use/mental illness with emotional and social support, life skills assistance, information, and resources. The PSW works collaboratively with the assigned Overdose Prevention Services team to ensure the client’s self-identified goals for safety, recovery and community connection are supported by appropriate services and practices, and are consistent with the values of self-determination /choice, harm reduction and cultural safety and humility. Provides services primarily at fixed/mobile site locations located within the assigned First Nation community with outreach conducted as needed.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Two years of lived and/or living experience with substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental illness. Lived experience of Indigenous cultural practices.
Grade 12, plus one year of recent, related work/peer support experience in substance use, mental health, homelessness or health services navigation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities:
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