Peer Support Worker

Position Title
Youth Peer Support Worker

Position Type
Permanent Part-Time

Competition No
FOU PSW 2023 09 01

Closing Date
September 22, 2023

$16.75 per hour

20 hours/week

Job Summary

The Peer Support/Outreach Worker is a member of the Foundry Penticton Team and offers peer–based mentoring and emotional support by sharing information and a lived experience perspective to young people ages 12-24, and works collaboratively with youth, their families, allies, members of their care team and other service providers. Reporting to the Peer Supervisor, the Peer Support Worker plays a key role in getting youth connected to services. The Peer Support Worker must demonstrate the ability to relate, establish and maintain trusting relationships with clients and support their engagement and participation in centre activities. This position assists with the delivery of peer-based services and is responsible for organizing and facilitation groups, events, and workshops for young people in Penticton.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • Grade 12 plus recent, related experience working with youth or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Lived experience with mental health and/or substance use, completion of/eligible for completion of a recognized youth peer support training program, and willing to self-identify and share experience
  • Computer skills, Microsoft teams, office, excel, PowerPoint and social media
  • High degree of self-awareness and capacity to apply appropriate boundaries and maintain confidentiality
  • Well-developed communication skills: ability to speak, listen, and write clearly, thoroughly, and professionally
  • Empathic, compassionate with good listening skills and creative thinking

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Self-starter with a positive attitude able to advocate for self and others
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative, as well as be part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and to work with confidence under pressure or in difficult circumstances
  • Provides support, guidance, and mentorship for youth, and assists in sharing information on resources and service navigation
  • Complete and maintain related records and documents.
  • Attends and participates in team meeting, case conferences and Centre initiatives

Other Requirements

  • Clear criminal records check
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and clean driver’s record
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR
  • Flexible work schedule

To Apply

Quote Competition # FOU PSW 2023 09 01 in the subject line and submit your resume and cover letter to

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.

Foundry Penticton

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