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Peer Education Coordinator for Lift Community Services


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Position:Peer Education Coordinator
Employer:Lift Community Services
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2023-Sep-28
Salary or Wage:$26.60
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Past lived experience of substance use is a bonafide requirement of this position
- A strong working knowledge of learning styles and group dynamics related to people who use drugs
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Demonstrated ability to plan work independently and adhere to planning and timelines
- Understanding the intricacies and nuances related to working alongside people who use substances
- Passion for group facilitation and learning together with people who experience persistent and multiple barriers to inclusion
- Possession of or desire to learn critical debrief skills for people who use substances
- Ability to consistently upgrade knowledge and learn from VCH educators to facilitate healthy and respectful group dynamics and discussion
- Demonstrated ability to recognize and overcome barriers specific to rural and remote settings
- Relationship building with community partners is essential
- Strong working knowledge of harm reduction, Opioid Agonist Therapies (OAT), naloxone intervention and recovery models that are inclusive
- Proven ability to work in pressurized environments and in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Specialized knowledge relating to Opioid Agonist Therapy pathways, Toxic Drug Supply Public Health Emergency, Overdose response
- Ability to work with people who have experienced grief and loss
- Experience with Motivational Interviewing training is an asset
- Ability to design promotional materials and feedback surveys
- Communications skills, such as writing and reporting
- Ability to coach and build capacity in persons who experience marginalization
- Experience with and/or a desire to work alongside people with lived and living experience of substance use

Duties and Responsibilities

- Creation and implementation of a 12-month rotational education schedule for peers in qathet, including Contingency Management, Street Degree, Overdose Response and Trauma-Led Peer Education
- Delivers effective courses, including advanced overdose response training per VCH guidelines
- Delivers information that is strictly evidence-based and adapted to rural substance use context
- Development of new and emerging knowledge modules based on real-time feedback of qathetís substance using community
- Implements and maintains strict adherence to honoraria budget and cash controls
- Assist co-facilitators to meet the needs of the program through coaching and hands-on management
- Consistently updating evidence-based knowledge from reputable, evidence-driven sources (VCH, BCCSU, BCCDC)
- Maintains strong relationships with regional and provincial community of practice
- Working alongside other coordinators in the department to build out strategic visions for a strong local continuum of education and inclusion opportunities for people who use substances

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