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PT Peer Mentor- Early Intervention Program in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 7/5/2018

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Job Description

Posting #: 2018-825745


Position: Peer Mentor

Department: Pheonix Program, Early Intervention Service, Outpatient Mental Health

Status: Permanent Part-Time. Must provide availability up to 0.4 FTE.

Hours: Monday – Friday, Days & Evenings - 8 hour shifts (Hours are subject to change based on operational needs)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community. 

This is what you'll be doing:

The Peer Mentor works as a member of a diverse inter-professional team to facilitate and support individuals in their recovery process. Drawing from lived experience of mental health and/or addictions challenges, the Peer Mentor will assist individuals who are facing what may be their first experience with a mental illness diagnosis and with the mental health system. Peer Support is a respectful relationship between the Peer Mentor and the individual that promotes empowerment, trust and mutuality and supports individuals to make changes and decisions to address their current level of distress and enhance their recovery and wellness.

The Peer Mentor is a support and as such is intended to be a comfort to the person and a resource to individualized community supports and practical recovery information. 

The Peer Mentor defines, models, and mentors recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal actions in order to encourage wellness and resilience. Activities of peer support promote self-directed recovery by emphasizing the person, rather than the identified mental illness and/or addiction.

  • Provides peer support to families and clients affected by psychosis in clinic and community based/home settings
  • Develops supportive relationships with clients in the Phoenix program
  • Meets regularly with the clinical treatment team to share information
  • Documents all service activity and share as appropriate
  • Listens to clients affected by mental illness and provide information/resources that will lead to better understanding and hope for recovery
  • Participates in supervision and some team consultation/meetings
  • Helps clients implement leisure skills development plans, productivity development plans and self-care development plans, which have been developed collaboratively between clinical staff and the client.
  • Community Service and Education to community service providers and other stakeholders regarding relevant mental health issues, consumer/survivors issues and the peer support worker role.
  • Advocates on a system-level for clients as necessary.
  • Provides presentations regarding the Peer Support worker experience at conferences and other academic forums.
  • Networks with consumer/survivors resource groups and provincial EIP peer support workers as necessary.

This is what you'll need to do it:

  • Lived experience with a mental health and/or addiction and experience with the mental health care/addictions systems.
  • Remains empathic and confident under stressful conditions.
  • Previous experience in a Peer Support role considered an asset.
  • Peer Mentor training considered an asset (e.g. though TEACH or other resources)
  • Knowledge of the Recovery Model.
  • Valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle.

Date Posted: June 28, 2018

Internal Applications Due by: July 5, 2018

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. , We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.