Closing on: Jun 18, 2024

Are you looking for a career opportunity with a healthcare organization that not only positively impacts lives but also prioritizes client well-being and values its employees as essential contributors? Join us and be part of a team dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Examples of Support

  • Unique health services organization
  • Supportive management team and collaborative work environment
  • Family Culture
  • Innovative environment
  • Enriched job fulfilment and
  • We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth
  • HOOP pension plan with company contributions

Position Description

Reporting to the Youth Wellness Hub Manager, the Peer Support Worker will deliver culturally safe, trauma-informed frontline support to youth. This position emphasizes the expertise of individuals with lived experience and utilizes empowerment techniques to support youth on their journey of healing and wellness. The Peer Support Worker sees themselves as a peer to young people and will pull on their lived experience to relate to the challenges that youth face. As part of the Youth Wellness Team, the Peer Support Worker will lead youth engagement, ensuring that youth voice is embedded in all aspects of the YWH.   

The Youth Wellness Hub offers timely access to a variety of integrated services, with an emphasis on mental health and substance use. The Youth Wellness Hub is supported by a network of organizational partners, as well as a Youth Advisory Council. The YWH aims to increase access by reducing barriers and co-creating its programs and services with youth.

The Kenora Youth Wellness Hub is committed to hiring individuals who represent the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, Indigenous, Black and racialized communities, applicants with diverse sexual and gender identities, applicants with disabilities, and applicants with lived experience of mental health and substance use challenges.

Position Title:                  Peer Support Worker

Department:                   Health Promotion and Prevention

Term:                                 Full time, Permanent

Salary:                                $50,000-55,000 Per Annum

Location:                           Youth Wellness Hub, 120 Main St., Kenora, Ontario

Reports to:                       Manager – Youth Wellness Hub

Summary of Duties

  • Welcome and orient youth to the YWH in an approachable, non-judgmental way
  • Provide information, education and guidance to youth and families, supporting them to identify the most appropriate service(s)
  • Support youth to engage in our intake process
  • Facilitate individual and group programs and activities through the YWH drop-in program
  • Support youth with needs including housing, employment, education, food security and cultural connections
  • Provide crisis intervention, when necessary
  • Ensure youth voice is embedded in the development and operations of the YWH
  • Chair and support the work of the Youth Advisory Council
  • Help in the facilitation of peer-led Initiatives such as peer support groups
  • Manage YWH’s social media platforms and other communication channels
  • Provide in-person and virtual service to clients
  • Daily Hub maintenance including but not limited to, sanitization, organization, cleaning, etc
  • Work as part of the Youth Wellness Team to reduce barriers and increase access to services
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Lived experience with mental health and/or substance use issues and willingness to share experiences is a requirement
  • Excellent rapport and ability to work with youth
  • College diploma or university degree from a recognized post-secondary institution preferred
  • Experience facilitating activities and programs, including culturally-based programming is an asset
  • Ability to respond to crisis and post-crisis situations
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: team work, youth engagement, social media, computer, organization, networking, interpersonal and communication (written & oral)
  • Ability to demonstrate and work through a lens of sensitivity to diversity related to race, religion, culture, cognitive functioning, poverty, sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Commitment to participating and learning about Anishinaabe culture and experience working with First Nations populations is considered an asset
  • Willingness to engage in mental health, substance use and other necessary trainings to increase capacity and skills in the field of peer support

Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends

We’re looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for

creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA.  Discover What’s Possible!

Please forward resume cover letter and 3 references by Tuesday 18 June, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. to:

Human Resource Department

Kenora Chiefs Advisory

P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor

Kenora ON P9N 3X4

Fax: 807-467-2656

Email:  resume@kenorachiefs.org

*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted

** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting

***In accordance with company policy, it is mandatory for all employees to either provide proof of their Covid vaccination or undergo Covid testing twice a week

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