The Canadian Mental Health Association is looking for a dynamic, committed individual who is looking to make a difference in the lives of members of our community.
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!
If you are interested in making a difference and building your career in human services,
we invite you to explore the opportunity to join our team in the Peer Options Program.
POSITION TITLE: COORDINATOR - PEER OPTIONS PROGRAM
SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the volunteer component of the Peer Options Program.
- Facilitate assessment and intake interviews with clients referred to the Peer Options Program.
- Coordinate, plan and facilitate educational and support groups with a trained Peer Mentor.
- Recruit, interview, assess, train and recognize Program volunteers to provide peer support.
- Train selected volunteer Peer Mentors to co-facilitate various groups and provide support services offered.
- Facilitate 72-hour specialized Peer Mentor-agency volunteer training to provide support skills, enhance self-esteem and build confidence.
- Supervise and support volunteers who work within the Peer Options Program, including the practicum requirement for Peer Mentor training and individual five-week Peer contracts.
- Develop new, innovative programs within the Peer Options Program.
- Liaise with various mental health service providers to establish partnerships that maintain both an internal and community referral base and to offer workshops to their designated client bases off site if required.
- Provide community presentations to stakeholders.
- Assist in developing and monitoring funding proposals to meet on-going Program needs.
- Maintain Program activity, group statistics, face-to-face contact statistics, and financial records for clients, members, and volunteers.
- Evaluate Program outcomes and report on them to the Program Manager.
Education & Experience:
- A recognized diploma or undergraduate degree in a human services area.
- Two years experience, preference will be given to candidates with direct experience working with individuals with mental health issues or an equivalent combination.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with people.
- Experience working with volunteers, educational institutions and knowledge of the not for profit sector are preferred.
Skills & Personal Attributes:
- Able to engage in active listening and provide/accept constructive feedback
- Sound judgement and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Effective conflict resolution, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Flexible and adaptable
- First Aid and CPR certifications
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Qualified applicants should submit the CMHA Application Form (download from www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca) plus a covering letter and resume to:
While we appreciate all the submitted applications, we will only contact the candidates considered for this position. Thank you for your interest