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Peer2Peer Outreach Support Workers for Lift Community Services


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Position:Peer2Peer Outreach Support Workers
Employer:Lift Community Services
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2024-Jul-08
Salary or Wage:$23.15
Full or Part Time:Part or Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Lived experience of opioid agonist therapies (methadone, suboxone, sublicaid, other substance use treatments) is a bona fide requirement of this position
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Ability to hand over information to colleagues in a responsible and respectful manner
- Holding people’s confidentiality in the centre of service is key
- Understanding the intricacies and nuances related to working alongside people who use substances
- Ability to track appointments, complex needs and assist people with meeting their goals
- Demonstrated ability to recognize and overcome barriers specific to rural and remote settings
- Relationship building with community support partners is essential
- Strong working knowledge of harm reduction, OAT therapies and recovery models that are inclusive
- Experience working in pressurized environments
- Specialized knowledge relating to Opioid Agonist Therapy pathways,
- Toxic Drug Supply Public Health Emergency, the BioPsychoSocial model of care and Motivational Interviewing training is an asset
- Communications skills such as writing and reporting
- Ability to coach and build capacity in clients to help them reach recovery goals
- Ability to respond appropriately to crisis and problem solve in moments of pressure
- A strong working knowledge of support work related to people who use drugs
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Experience and/or a desire to working alongside people with lived and living experience of substance use

Duties and Responsibilities

- Build and maintain strong community partnership relations
- Develop and maintain relationships with program participants
- Intake and orient new participants
- Working with support team in order to ensure clients are meeting 90-day compliance with OAT
- Liaising with client care teams to assist with OAT compliance goals.
- Scheduling clients’ doctors visits and support needs
- Complete and maintain all documentation regarding the program and client interactions

Additional Details

- A satisfactory criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check, is mandatory at time of job offer
- Casual, Part-Time, and Full-Time positions are available. Please see Lift's website for full job details

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