Now Hiring - Peer Support Workers
Thursday, August 4, 2022
The Peer Support Workers of the Pathways To Thrive project will work independently, and on a team with other community organizations, to co-create anti-oppressive and identity-affirming programming focused on supporting BIPOC survivors of GBV.
Employment Opportunity - Peer Support Worker
The Peer Support Workers of the Pathways To Thrive project will work independently, and on a team with other community organizations (Black Cultural Society of PEI and BIPOC USHR), to co-create and facilitate anti-oppressive and identity-affirming programming focused on supporting BIPOC survivors of Gender-Based Violence to begin their healing journey.
- Co-design peer support training sessions.
- Conduct secondary community-based research.
- Collaborate with the other Peer Support Workers.
- Co-create programming for survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
- Evaluate and revise programming as it proceeds.
- Complete a final report to the Project Coordinator.
- Participate in training required for this position.
- Coordinate details of programming.
- Create a predictable, supportive, and safe environment for participants
- Build trusting relationships with participants while maintaining healthy professor boundaries.
- Document important data about programming and feedback from participants.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Written and verbal communication in English is necessary for this position.
- Strong observation skills and attention to detail.
- Patience, empathy, and authenticity.
- Commitment to ethical practice guidelines (eg boundaries, confidentiality)
- Ability to work independently and on a team.
Knowledge of: trauma-informed, identity-affirming, anti-oppressive, anti-colonial and/or strength-based perspectives; feminism, community development, barriers to accessing support for survivors of GBV on PEI; emotional healing techniques/modalities.
Lived experience: Strengths and challenges in Black and other POC communities on PEI; gender-based violence, group facilitation, past experience working with survivors of GBV
People from marginalized communities with relevant experience, including but not limited to women, Black and Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, queer and trans people, people who have migrated, refugees, or immigrants and people of low socioeconomic status are encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your cover letter if you consider yourself to be a member of a marginalized community and would like to be considered as such for the purpose of this hiring process.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Pam Atkinson by August 19th and indicate if you are applying for a position at one of our partner organizations, Black Cultural Society of PEI or BIPOC USHR. If you have any questions, please contact Pam by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 902-368-5040.
Please note only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Also, candidates may be contacted on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible. Anticipated start date is September 12th, 2022.
$22-$25/ hour. The contract begins September 12, 2022, and ends March 31, 2023, with the possibility of extension. The number of hours per week can be discussed with the Program Coordinator.