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P-174-20 Peer Support Worker - MHS CMH (Part-Time .4 FTE)



Department / Unit:

Mental Health Services

Position Type:

Permanent Part-time



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  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • One year recent experience living and/or working in the Mental Health System
  • Previous experience in a team oriented environment
  • Consumer of the Mental Health System
  • Ability to function with groups of clients as well as individuals
  • Basic client care techniques (e.g. hygiene, nutrition, safety) and other daily living techniques (household management, illness management, social/recreation/leisure activities)
  • Knowledge of local community resources in order to facilitate client access to social, recreational, clinical and transportation services
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated computer software application skills
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle with minimum $2,000,000.00 liability insurance to transport self and clients throughout Renfrew County
  • Good knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation and relevant sections of legislations (i.e. Mental Health Act, Human Rights Code, Landlord and Tenant Act)
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • College Diploma or Degree in a related social services field is an asset
  • Recent experience working in a counseling capacity or in a community mental health program setting or related field(s) is an asset
  • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) training is an asset
  • Must have demonstrated ability to meet the attendance standards of the Hospital
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
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