Title Family Recovery Trainer – Daytime/Evening Work
Location Main Office. 400, 105 – 12 Avenue SE
Job Information

 Are you a dynamic, committed individual looking to make a difference in the lives of members of our community?

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region is a leader in promoting mental health and wellness through comprehensive community-based services for individuals, families, groups and organizations.  Established in Calgary in 1955, we are a community based organization that provides mental health education and support services. We are currently accepting applications for the position title below:

In return for your commitment: CMHA offers their employees a competitive salary, work/life balance, career planning as well as professional development opportunities. Come and work with other amazing individuals that are as committed to helping, learning and growing as you are!

 POSITION TITLE:           Recovery Trainer

 JOB STATUS:                  Full-Time Permanent

 HOURS:                           Daytime and Evening Work required across all four (4) quadrants of the city 

SUMMARY:                       The Recovery Trainer is responsible for the delivery of recovery orientated training sessions to a variety of target groups, but primarily focused on supporting caregivers and family members of those caring for a loved one living with a mental health or addiction challenge. Sessions will be designed to increase knowledge of recovery and trauma, improve help-seeking and independent living skills and instill belonging to the community. The position will work collaboratively with trained Family Peer Support Workers, providing increased access for families needing informal and formal resources and support. 


  • An undergraduate degree in a social service, health or education field.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of issues relating to supporting people with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction.
  • Three (3) years of experience working in the mental health/addiction sector, with a deep commitment to and understanding of the recovery model.
  • Understanding and experience working within a peer support model.
  • ASIST training or previous experience working with people in crisis or experiencing suicidal feelings is considered an asset.
  • Group facilitation/trainer certification or considerable experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in prevention, engagement, and promotion in mental health, demonstrating strong collaborative and relationship skills with
    key stakeholders.
  • A passion for delivering recovery orientated services.
  • Lived experience of a mental health and/or addiction issue would be considered an asset. 

Client Service Responsibilities:

  • Provide group recovery and skills training sessions for people living with mental health and/or addiction in the CMHA Recovery College.
  • Research, tailor and create curriculum, ensuring they meet target population and community need, in collaboration with Peer Support Workers and
    Recovery College learners.
  • Co-facilitate courses and drop in groups delivered across all four quadrants of the city.
  • Promote the recovery philosophy and empower people with skills to live independently as part of a supportive and engaged community.
  • Participate in coalition building and networking with community groups and individuals to further the recovery movement through a community
    development model.
  • Assist with the development of engagement strategies with hard to reach and underserved groups including but not limited to; youth, seniors and
    ethno-cultural groups.
  • Compile appropriate and meaningful community resources for group participants.
  • Deliver courses and groups primarily in the evening across the City.


  • Ability to research and create courses to meet community and population specific needs in collaboration with Peer Support Workers.
  • Excellent public speaking, group facilitation, training and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use outcomes data training sessions to drive and improve services.
  • Experience supporting youth, indigenous or ethno-cultural groups considered an asset.
  • You are a self-starter and are able to apply a critical lens to program delivery and design.
  • Work using a community development lens in program delivery
  • A deep commitment to, and understanding of, the recovery model, harm reduction philosophy, strengths based and empowerment approach.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. 


Qualified applicants should click on Apply Now link below this posting to complete the Application Online Form along with uploading your cover letter and your resume to Human Resources Calgary at hr@cmha.calgary.ab.ca. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of education credentials upon hire and complete a criminal record check.

Thank you for your interest.
While we appreciate all the submitted applications,
we will only contact the candidates considered for this position.

We will post this position until suitable candidate is selected.

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