Title Summer Recovery Trainer (1) CSJ
Start Date 2018-06-04
Location 1040 7 Avenue SW Calgary. T2P 3G9
Job Information

Summer Recovery Trainer for 8 consecutive weeks.  30 hours per week. (please see below additional Student criteria)

Tasks and Responsibilities
The Recovery Trainer is responsible for the delivery of recovery orientated training sessions to a variety of target groups including youth, seniors, indigenous and multicultural Calgarians. 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 is also responsible for the development of a Recovery College curriculum. Responsibilities include: Providing group recovery and skills training sessions for people living with mental health or addiction, Research, tailor and create core curriculum content and weekly themes for drop in sessions, ensuring they meet target population and community need, in collaboration with Peer Support Workers and Recovery College learners. Promote the recovery philosophy and empower people with skills to live independently as part of a supportive engaged community. Compile appropriate and meaningful community resources for group participants. Work collaboratively with the Recovery College team to develop new training materials and sessions.

Supervision and Mentoring Plans
This position will report to, and be supported and guided by the Recovery College and Peer Support Lead. Working side-by-side with 6 other Recovery Trainers, there will be ample opportunity for ongoing support, guidance and mentorship within this role. In addition to this, weekly supervisions will take place by the Recovery College and Peer Support Lead, ensuring a supportive and structured learning environment is provided. The student will also be given daily opportunities to ask questions and be given feedback. This, along with bi­weekly team meetings, will allow for the students to feel supported in problem-solving and decision making skills. In addition to this, the students are expected to connect frequently with their supervisor.

Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace
Student will receive an orientation which will include the organization policies and procedures manual to work through which provides information on safety protocols and health and safety expectations. This includes fire safety and evacuation procedures. The student will also be made aware that they are able to speak to staff when they have questions or concerns regarding health and safety as well as provided with contact information. As indicated above, the student will be expected to connect with their supervisors often to ensure that they feel fully comfortable in their role and the organization. Additionally, they will be provided with materials provided by the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Desired Level of Education of the Student  – Post­Secondary

Will this job be a career­related work experience? – Yes

Field of Studies
Education, Social Work or Human Services. This role focuses not only on the education curriculum development and delivery of recovery focused courses but also on ensuring that mental health, addiction, resiliency, wellness, connection and hope are incorporated into their facilitation and course materials. We currently recruit individuals with a background in Education or Social Work for these positions and so this would be a great fit for a student currently studying this. The role provides hands on curriculum development, engagement skills, enables them to utilize and enhance their assessment skills. Facilitation skills are vital to this role and ensuring that all participants are able to learn and grow. The role also provides the ability to source and increase their knowledge of local resources, services and supports. The student will be able to increase their evaluation skills through evaluating the progress, challenges etc. of each client and report to the team. The student will gain the ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team, enhance their written and verbal communication skills as well as their planning and evaluation skills. Students looking to gain a position in either Education or Client service delivery in a community development/clinical setting will benefit from this role.

Canada Summer Jobs Criteria:  To be eligible, students must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection ActFootnote2 for the duration of the employment
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
Job Category Summer Student Temporary Opportunities
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