We are recruiting for a Self Help Facilitator
This is a one-year contract (28 hours per week between the hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) based at 9 Wellington St Cambridge.
Self Help & Peer Support is a peer support service that specifically focuses on providing information, referral, peer support and recovery skill groups, and a Self Help Recovery Centre. The purpose of this position is to effectively represent Self Help & Peer Support in the community and to its members and take responsibility for hosting, coordinating and facilitating a variety of services and activities at Self Help sites. This Self Help Facilitator position will have a specific focus on developing and facilitating substance use peer support groups, supporting people with a lived experience of addiction issues to become volunteer group facilitators, and providing back-up site facilitator coverage to all Self Help & Peer Support sites. This position reports to the Manager of Self Help & Peer Support.
The successful candidate will possess knowledge, experience and skills related to the following:
- Identifies as someone who has personal lived experience of an addiction issue and has experience with the addictions system, lived experience of a mental health issue is an asset.
- Ability to provide peer support to persons with lived experience of addiction issues from a harm reduction perspective
- 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
- Experience in delivering and receiving intentional peer support
- Excellence in written and oral communication
- Strong organizational skills
- Experience recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers
- 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 is often required to Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge 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 # 2018-080 before 5pm on August 16, 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
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.