Peer Specialist

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Petawawa Employment Service
  • Post Date: July 23, 2021
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Job Overview

Department / Unit:

Mental Health Services Community Mental Health

Position Type:

Temporary Full-time



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The Peer Specialist draws on their own skills and experiences as a consumer of Mental Health Services to provide counselling, advocacy and support services to clients and families of the Community Mental Health Program. The Peer Specialist functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides services to clients living with serious mental illness enabling them to maintain a level of optimal functioning.
  • College-level diploma in Social Sciences, Social Service Worker or related field
  • Consumer of the Mental Health System
  • Previous experience working in a counseling capacity or in a community mental health program setting or related field(s)
  • Previous experience working with Community Advisory Committees and volunteers
  • Previous experience in a team-oriented environment
  • Experience living and/or working in the Mental Health System
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the community of Renfrew County and issues concerning individuals living with serious mental illness
  • Demonstrated computer software application skills
  • Ability to function with groups of clients as well as individuals
  • Proven ability to effectively provide service to a difficult to serve a population
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License
  • Access to a reliable vehicle with minimum $2,000,000.00 liability insurance to transport self and clients throughout Renfrew County
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital
  • Bilingualism is an asset
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