Recovery Trainer (PT 21 hours)

May 17, 2023
Closing Date
This posting will remain active on the website until the position is filled.
Job Description
Part Time
Calgary, AB
Posting Type
  • Continuous Posting


Job Details

POSITION TITLE: Recovery Trainer

PROGRAM: Operations – Recovery Team

POSITION TYPE: Temporary, Part-time

HOURS OF WORK: 21 hours per week

POSITION SUMMARY: The Recovery Trainer is responsible for the delivery of recovery orientated training and learning sessions to a variety of target a wide variety of groups including youth, seniors, indigenous and multicultural. Sessions will support resiliency and prevention education strategies, resulting in increased knowledge of mental health, addiction, trauma, and improved help-seeking skills. The position is also responsible for supporting the development of Recovery College curriculum.

REPORTS TO: Team Lead, Recovery and Peer Support


  • Provide group recovery and skills training sessions for people living with mental health and/or substance use in CMHA Calgary’s Recovery College.
  • Work jointly with a Peer Support Worker through session co-facilitation and co-delivery.
  • Promote the recovery philosophy and empower people with skills to live interdependently as part of a supportive and engaged community.
  • Co-facilitate sessions, courses, learning services and drop in groups virtually, and in-person across all four quadrants of the city, and communities surrounding Calgary.
  • Remain current with new policies, services, resources and legislation applicable to the mental health/addiction community and recovery movement.
  • Assist with the development of engagement strategies with hard to reach and underserved groups including but not limited to; youth, seniors, indigenous and ethno-cultural groups.
  • Support evaluation and outcomes data related to programs delivered.
  • Work collaboratively with Content Designer/Developer and Recovery Team to update content and develop new training materials and sessions.
  • Adhere to the values and policies of CMHA Calgary.
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention and ASIST training, or experience working with people in crisis or experiencing suicidal feelings/tendencies is considered an asset.
  • Other duties as required.


  • An undergraduate degree in education, social service, health or business services field considered an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of issues relating to supporting people with personal experience of mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  • Facilitation certification or experience, with the ability to facilitate sessions in a positive, engaging, interactive manner.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in the mental health/addiction and/or education field, with a deep commitment to and understanding of the recovery model and harm reduction.
  • Knowledge and experience in prevention, promotion, and engagement in mental health, demonstrating strong collaborative and relationship skills with key stakeholders.
  • Personal experience of a mental health and/or addiction issue would be considered an asset.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation. Determined, action oriented and committed to excellence.
  • Recognizes and adheres to professional boundaries. Represents self and the agency in a professional manner.
  • Excellent public speaking, group facilitation, training and communication skills.
  • Positively contributes to work environment/culture.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to deliver sessions to groups with limited preparation time.
  • Responsiveness to sensitive questions/concerns and ability to navigate to the appropriate personnel involved, following or preceding a group session.
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention and ASIST training, or experience working with people in crisis or experiencing suicidal feelings/tendencies is considered an asset.


  • A valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and willingness to travel across Calgary and surrounding communities for session delivery.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including both daytime and at least one evening shift per week, as well as occasional weekend shifts is required.
  • This job requires a mix of sitting, standing and moving, with a balance between computer-based work and verbal communication.
  • The candidate may be required to balance priorities between different stakeholders.

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


Please include in your cover letter reference #230517-01 Recovery Trainer (PT 21 hours)

Application closing date: The posting will remain active on the website until the position is filled.

Candidates meeting the above criteria who wish to apply for this exciting opportunity should email their cover letter and resume to Human Resources at

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


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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. *