The ASK Wellness Society would like to acknowledge that our programs and facilities operate on Secwepemcúl'ecw, Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, and Syilx tmixʷ traditional and unceded territories.
January 9, 2023

Peer Recovery Support Coach, Skaha, Sunday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm

City: Pentiction
Program and Site Location:
24 Hour Supportive Housing, 3240 Skaha Lake Road
Reports To: Coordinator of Supportive Housing  
Term
Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 8:00am to 4:00pm with ½ hour paid break
Wage Range: $23.16 up to $26.97 based on education and related experience.  

The ASK Wellness Society is an Accredited, not-for-profit organization. Through the generous support of funders, we assist those who are marginalized and at-risk to strengthen the communities we serve (Kamloops, Merritt, and Penticton). We provide housing and support to those who are facing or at risk of homelessness and support those who may use substances, or who require mental health supports, harm reduction, or health education. Ultimately, we aim to provide the skills to re-enter the workforce.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive benefits including but not limited to dental, vision, physiotherapy, massage, and fertility upon eligibility
  • Municipal Pension Plan upon eligibility
  • On-site training and development opportunities such as Violence Prevention, Cultural Awareness and 2SLGBTQ+ training
  • A culture of equality, inclusion, and diversity including paid cultural sensitivity days
  • Accidental death insurance and Wellness plan benefit
  • Vacation entitlements for Part-Time and Full-Time employees

Effective November 1, 2021, the Society requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with the Society unless a legal exemption is obtained.

Position Summary: As a Peer Recovery Support Coach, you will build rapport and support Program Participants to develop the skills to move on to independent living based on their personal recovery plan. The Peer Recovery and Support Coach serves as a role model, mentor, advocate, and motivator to individuals in order to help prevent relapse and promote long-term recovery. Service delivery is based on a client centered, trauma informed and non-judgmental perspective.

Typical Duties Include:

Tenant Support Worker Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Tenant Support Workers to develop, implement, maintain, and adjust treatment/recovery plans and assist Program Participants in developing and achieving the goals outlined within their individualized treatment/recovery plan.
  • Walk side by side with Program Participants seeking recovery from substance use disorders to assist in the creation of their own recovery plans, and develop their own recovery pathways;
  • Encourage and support Program Participants to live as fully and independently as possible.
  • Assist with supervision and support to mitigate individual and program risk to ensure safety, comfort, and wellness.
  • Work closely with identified community resources for each Program Participant.
  • Actively seek the views of Program Participants and involve them in decision making to improve their own identity, purpose, and self-esteem.
  • Complete wellness checks/room checks when required.
  • Monitor and move along community members who are loitering in and around the property.
  • Provide crisis intervention as required including overdose responses by ensuring immediate access to medical services and completing necessary incident reports when required.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Complete accurate and up to date communication/case notes.
  • Maintain files and statistics as per accreditation standards.
  • Complete move in/move out documentation as required by the Property Services Department.
  • When requested, be a member of the Society’s Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) team.
  • Ensure compliance with all Society policies and procedures.
  • Other duties which may or may not be outlined within this job description.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Human Services Diploma, Support Worker/Care Aid Certificate, or an equivalent combination of education an asset.
  • Minimum two years of sustained recovery.
  • Substance misuse and addictions knowledge an asset.
  • Strong ability to recognize and address difficult behaviors.
  • Good communication, documentation, interpersonal and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to work within a team-based environment involving multi-agency supports.
  • Strong working knowledge of community resources.
  • Understands and maintains professional boundaries.
  • Valid driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable/appropriate transportation with business use coverage an asset.
  • VAT (Vulnerability Assessment Tool) training an asset.
  • Must pass an acceptable criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 required.
  • Readiness to complete in-house online training within the first month of employment.
  • Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, and Trauma Informed Practice an asset.
  • As Program Participants are allowed to have pets, it is noted that this is a pet friendly environment.

The ASK Wellness Society offers assistance from an Employment Advisor.
If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) and/or would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, we encourage you to contact us, and you will be redirected to our Employment Advisor.

The ASK Wellness Society is dedicated to promoting diversity/multiculturalism with inclusion as one of our Core Values.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

How to apply: As there are a variety of positions available within this location, please ensure you reference the specific position you are applying for. To apply, send your cover letter and resume with the reference “Skaha Peer Recovery Support Coach” to  careers@askwellness.ca or apply directly online at https://askwellness.ca/careers/ no later than February 15, 2023 at noon with interviews to follow.

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