Casual Peer Support Worker (Family or Individual) – Multiple Positions

September 30, 2021
Closing Date
December 31, 2021
Job Description
Calgary, AB
Posting Type
  • Continuous Posting


Job Details

POSITION TITLE:            Casual Peer Support Worker (Family or Individual) - Multiple Positions

PROGRAM:                      Operations – Recovery Team

POSITION TYPE:             Casual/Relief

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Peer Support Worker is responsible for excellence in peer support competencies, and provides both direct and group peer support to individuals and/or family members, resulting in the delivery of positive, compassionate services and strengths-based problem-solving skills.

REPORTS TO:                  Recovery Team Lead


  • Provide direct and group peer support for individuals and/or families impacted by mental health and/or addiction issues using the CMHA Calgary Recovery Model.
  • Co-facilitate CMHA Calgary Recovery College sessions.
  • Promote the peer support philosophy and empower people and/or families through their recovery journey, as measured by the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS).
  • Provide intra-agency presentations on peer support, community resources, CMHA Calgary services and the value of peer support.
  • Participate in coalition building and networking with community groups and individuals to address common needs and issues and to further the peer support movement.
  • Remain current with new policies, training, services, resources and legislation applicable to the mental health community and peer movement.
  • Participate in the CMHA Calgary facilitated ‘Peer Support Community of Practice.’
  • Adhere to the values and policies of CMHA Calgary.
  • Promote the principles of diversity and equity in all work-related duties, wherever applicable.


  • Completion or expected completion of the CMHA Calgary School of Peer Support course is considered a strong asset.
  • Two years related experience (volunteering, personal or paid), preferably in peer support, working with individuals with a mental and/or addiction issue.
  • Lived experience of a mental health or addiction issue.
  • ASIST training or previous experience working with people in crisis or experiencing suicidal feelings/tendencies is considered an asset.
  • Superior engagement skills.
  • Knowledge of local mental health and/or addiction systems and community services

The COVID-19 vaccination is a job requirement and a condition of employment. Offers of employment will be conditional upon proof of full immunization against COVID-19 with a Health Canada approved vaccine prior to the candidates’ start date.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above criteria who wish to apply for this opportunity should email their cover letter and resume, in confidence, to:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

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I certify that the statements made by myself in this application are true, accurate and complete. I understand and agree that a false statement made either in this application or during the course of my candidacy for employment with CMHA Calgary may disqualify me from employment or result in dismissal. I also understand that any personal information that I have disclosed during the course of my candidacy or in my application for employment may be shared with members of the Hiring Committee, the CMHA Calgary HR department or appropriate members of the CMHA Calgary management team at any time during the course of my candidacy or thereafter, should I become employed by CMHA Calgary or not, for any reasonable employment purposes. *