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Monday, October 1, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Peer Support Coordinator | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Salary: $41,061 - $57,324 | Closing Date: October 10, 2018. About: CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education.

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services and Peer Support, the Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CMHA Edmonton Recovery College, Welcome Centre and Peer School and is a contact for Peer Connections Peer Leaders.  Responsible for supporting excellence in peer support competencies providing individual and group peer support resulting in the delivery of hope based, positive, compassionate service and strengths-based problem solving.

Qualifications/Experience | • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program • Completion of CMHA School of Peer Support course considered an asset • Minimum of 2 years related experience preferably in peer support working with individuals with mental health or addiction issues • Lived experience of mental health or addiction issues • Recent community mental health & case management experience preferred • MHFA & ASIST training is considered an asset • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills/Abilities | • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Strong interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills • Ability to set boundaries with clients, deal with difficult situations & respond in a composed manner • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Knowledge and skills of advocacy, empowerment, and mental health recovery principles • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment, set priorities, meet deadlines/allocate time & resources effectively •  Organizational & problem solving skills • Ability to effectively use MS Office • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Note: All shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews scheduled for October 15 & 16, 2018. Thank you for making mental health matter. –

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