We are recruiting for a Peer Navigator
This is a contract opportunity (35 hours a week Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm with occasional evening and weekend hours until March 2019) based at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
Self Help & Peer Support is a peer support service that specifically focuses on providing information, referral, and support groups from a lived experience perspective. The purpose of this position is to effectively provide peer support services within the hospital setting. The Peer Navigator provides individualized peer support to individuals engaged with Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s mental health programs, with the majority of the time spent working within the Day Hospital. This position also creates and delivers peer support and recovery skill groups to individuals accessing hospital mental health programs, and assists individuals to connect with Self Help & Peer Support services upon leaving hospital. This position reports to the Manager of Self Help & Peer Support, with regular contact with the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Manager of Mental Health Services.
The successful candidate will possess knowledge, experience and skills related to the following:
- Identifies as someone who has personal lived experience of a mental health and/or addiction issue and has used hospital mental health services
- Ability to provide peer support to persons accessing hospital mental health programs
- Minimum of two years’ experience working in an addiction or mental health setting or related occupation such as community, social service worker, peer worker or equivalent experience
- Experience in group facilitation skills and group development
- Ability to build strong relationships with hospital staff and work as a part of an interdisciplinary team
- Experience in delivering and receiving intentional peer support
- Excellence in written and oral communication
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work independently, with minimal direct supervision
- Knowledge of available resources throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County
- Understanding of the recovery and peer support values, and knowledge of best practices in peer support
- Proficiency in all Microsoft computer programs including Word, Excel, Publisher, Outlook and PowerPoint
- Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in a social science or health-related discipline
- Peer Support Canada Certification, or a willingness to obtain
- Flexibility in scheduling, including evenings and weekends if required
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle as travel occasionally required to Kitchener, Guelph, and rural Waterloo/Wellington
If you are interested in this position, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements with reference to
Competition # 2018-083 before 5pm on August 22, 2018.
CLASSIFICATION AND RATE OF PAY: Level 4 (OPSEU) – $24.77 to $31.28 per hour
Include the position title in the subject line when submitting applications to:
HR Generalist, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
80 Waterloo Ave, Guelph, ON N1H 0A1
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org fax: (519) 821-9865
CMHA WW, as an equal opportunity employer, embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Codes, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the agency’s Accommodation Policy, accommodations will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to CMHA WW.