Peer Support Worker

Competition No
YSS 2024 07 09 PSW

Position Title
Peer Support Worker

Position Type
Regular Part Time

Closing Date
August 2, 2024

Start Date
August 19, 2024

Wage Rate
$23.80 per hour

Hours per Week
20 hours per week

Location(s)
Penticton and South Okanagan

The Employer

A progressive, not for profit organization, OneSky has been serving the South Okanagan Similkameen for over five decades. Guided by our core belief that we’re all in this together, living under a single sky, our goal is to create a way forward for everyone. We champion and support individuals to reach their full potential, work to remove barriers and support individuals through a diverse range of services. OneSky values diversity, accessibility, respect, accountability, integrity, and collaboration.

We provide a competitive salary, and a supportive, collaborative, and fun work environment. OneSky is a great place to work!

Nature of Position

The Peer Support Worker:

  • Facilitates youth services and programs to provide a safe and accepting environment for young people
  • Establishes and maintains trusting and purposeful relationships with youth
  • Assists youth toward managing multiple aspects of their life including their physical health, mental health, substance use, and life skills by sharing information, resources, and a lived experience perspective
  • Assists with creating an effective and supportive connection between service providers and youth
  • Assists youth in developing personal goals
  • Works collaboratively with team members to meet pre-established goals and objectives

Qualifications

  • Diploma in human service field and two (2) years recent experience. A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Lived experience is an asset

Requirements

  • Successful completion of a criminal record check
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and engage with youth

To Apply

Please note competition # YSS 2024 07 09 PSW on your cover letter and submit with resume to resumes@oneskycommunity.com.

OneSky Community Resources is an equity employer and encourages applications from members of equity seeking groups who may contribute to our further diversification.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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