POSITION TITLE: Faculty – School of Peer Support
PROGRAM: Operations – Recovery Team
POSITION TYPE: Temporary, Full-time
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week
POSITION SUMMARY: CMHA Calgary’s School of Peer Support provides a unique opportunity for people who have a lived history of mental health (including substance use) challenge to use their experience to support their community and make a difference. We provide 83 hours of training, 50 hours of unpaid practicum experience, and opportunities to connect with the Peer Supporter Community of Practice. Training is free of cost, but individuals must apply and undergo an interview process before being accepted into the program.
The SOPS Faculty is responsible for program execution of the School of Peer Support, through the delivery of peer and recovery orientated training sessions for future Peer Support Workers. The SOPS Faculty role will also participate in research and development, to support the continued development of the program curriculum.
REPORTS TO: Team Lead, School of Peer Support
- Facilitation of School of Peer Support course content for multiple cohorts of diverse student groups in a collaborative learning environment.
- Engage enrolled students outside of course hours to follow-up on reflections and goal planning and provide ongoing mentorship to students.
- Contribute feedback on existing content to assist in continuous program development.
- Provide support to external practicum hosts.
- Promote the recovery philosophy and empower people with skills to live interdependently as part of a supportive and engaged community.
- Remain current with new policies, services, resources, and legislation applicable to the mental health/addiction community and recovery movement.
- Support evaluation and outcomes data related to programs delivered.
- Work jointly with facilitation team in session planning, facilitation and delivery.
- Adhere to the values and policies of CMHA – Calgary Region.
- As required, support in the selection process of prospective students of the School of Peer Support.
- As required, support the Peer Support community of practice.
- As required, provide support to the ongoing development of the School of Peer Support’s curriculum and growth.
- As required, participate in and provide facilitation for other CMHA programs such as the Recovery College, Welcome Centre and Community Education.
- Promote the principles of diversity and equity in all work-related duties, wherever applicable.
- Participate as a responsible member of the agency.
- Adherence to the Peer Support Canada Code of Conduct
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Availability to work evenings and weekends is required.
- Excellent public speaking, group facilitation, training, engagement, and communication skills.
- A post-secondary certificate/degree in a human services field.
- Completion of School of Peer Support training considered an asset.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of issues relating to supporting people with personal experience of mental health and/or substance use concerns.
- Understanding of Peer Support.
- Knowledge and experience in prevention and promotion in mental health, demonstrating strong collaborative and relationship skills.
- A passion for delivering recovery orientated services.
- Cultural competency in working with diverse groups.
- Appropriate boundary setting and awareness of difference between professional, peer and personal relationships.
- Ability to manage group dynamics in an inclusive and respectful manner.
- Ability to contribute positively to environment/culture.
- High level of initiative and self-motivation.
- Determined, action oriented and committed to excellence.
- Sound judgement and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Self-awareness and self-management.
- Flexible and adaptable.
- Strong professional and ethical boundaries.
- Previous experience in course facilitation, particularly on topics related to mental-health, is considered an asset.
- Personal experience of a mental health and/or addiction issue would be considered an asset.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.