The Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba and Winnipeg, is part of a 100-year-old nation-wide non- profit organization that promotes the mental health of Canadians and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
Our Youth Hub team provides opportunities for youth, caregivers, and families to know and attain a life that leads to thriving in a one-stop-shop environment that provides immediate service and referrals to partners who can support them through life’s challenges.
- Work hard to listen
- Support one another
- Create strong connections
- Be curious
- Discover better ways
- Focus on impact
- Serve with passion
- Embrace IDEA – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility
- Honour lived experience
- Believe it’s possible
The Youth Hub Peer Facilitator will work as a part of the service team in our Integrated Youth Hub–Huddle Broadway, a highly collaborative partnership between many agencies and organizations. Huddle is intended to be a one-stop-shop for youth to have ease of access to mental and physical health, addictions, financial and employment supports, culturally appropriate Indigenous counselling, supports, events and activities as well as opportunities to connect with their community and each other through structured educational programming, and events. This program is designed to help youth (12 – 29) reach their goals and highest potential.
The role will relate and engage with participants of the organization from a peer perspective using self- awareness of one’s own journey and lived experience to inspire hope, empowerment, and recovery. The Peer Facilitator shares personal experiences related to their own path of recovery, provides emotional and social support, co-facilitates courses, links individuals with Huddle and community resources, as well as teaches life skills. The salary range for this position falls within Band 3 of the Collective Agreement salary scale with a starting salary of $37,036.51.
- Provide one-to-one and group peer support
- Support students at Huddle Broadway to develop individualized learning plans
- Liaise with youth participants and service providers in the hub to support the participants’ rehabilitation plan
- Provide basic service navigation and ensure linkages are made with Huddle partners and community resources
- Provide community outreach which may include facilitating presentations to community partners and youth participant recruitment
- Co-facilitate educational sessions on a range of topics related to recovery, health, and well-being
- Support the co-development of course content
- Support community engagement activities
- Teach life-skills
- Participate as a member of the Huddle service delivery team
- Maintain and update documentation and statistical data as prescribed
- Contribute to agency-wide initiatives to advance the mission and ends of the organization
- This position requires a high school diploma with additional human services related coursework and over one year of direct service experience as a peer supporter, or a comparable combination of skills and experience
- Peer Support Certification or a willingness to pursue certification is an asset
- Personal lived experience with mental health and/or addictions challenges and recovery, as well as a
- willingness, readiness, and ability to share own experiences
- Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous populations, the impact of colonization on Canada’s Indigenous peoples, the historical and continuing impact of the residential school system, and traditional Indigenous healing and wellness beliefs, practices, and support agencies
- Knowledge of settlement services and the impacts of immigration on newcomer youth
- An understanding of 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and community services
- Experience working with people living with disabilities is an asset
- Knowledge of local mental health and addictions system and community services
- Empathy, understanding and peer support skills
- Superior engagement and communication skills
- Problem-solving, and time management skills
- Facilitation skills an asset
- Must have recent satisfactory criminal records check/vulnerable persons, and recent satisfactory
- Must have both a recent satisfactory criminal record check and a child abuse registry check, along with a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Please submit your resume and a cover letter in electronic form by Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to:
Attn: Levi Labelle
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 1W2
CMHA will respond to requests for reasonable accommodations throughout the interview process. Please advise in your cover letter if you require any accommodations.
At CMHA, employment equity is a factor in hiring. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their cover letter if they belong to the following diverse groups: Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, visible minorities, and newcomers.