Peer Support Chapter Leader

(Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter)

Position ID: V-BAR0114
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021
Last Full Update: 27 Jul 2021

Opportunity Details: Peer Support Chapter Leader

Contact Andrea Tagalakis, Family Partnership Program Manager, Children's Mental Health Ontario; Phone: 416-921-2109 ext 125; Email:
Duties Volunteer must have lived experience raising a child with mental health challenges (parent, guardian, caregiver etc) 
Direct Support 
● Assess the community's needs regarding family peer support  
● Ensure the development, communication, and execution of Peer Support within their community 
● Flexible availability and use of methods in providing support for families 
● Knowledge of mental health supports and services within the community 
● Communicate issues or challenges with PCMH as they arise 
● Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary 
Chapter Development & Leadership 
● Provide support, direction, and leadership to local volunteers  
● Participate in Family Engagement initiatives as they relate to advocacy for children and youth with mental health challenges  
● Promote PCMH within the community to ensure it is a widely known resource to our target audience 
● Recruit a Co-Chapter Leader to ensure the chapter runs without interruptions  
● Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings 
● Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days  
● Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge 
● Participate in training opportunities 
● Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives 
Core Competencies 
● Strong Facilitation Skills 
● Team-focused 
● Communication Skills 
● Planning & Organizing  
● Leadership 
● Ethics & Integrity 
● Compassion & Empathy 
● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role
More Info Link
Benefits Opportunity to advocate  
Co-design and co-facilitate  
Have your voice heard and make a difference in the Child and Youth Mental Health Sector
Clients Caregivers and parents raising children with mental health challenges
Areas of Interest Community Outreach
Skills/Experience General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment Length We ask for a commitment of one year or more
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 5 / Month
Accessibility Unknown
Number of Positions Barrie: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements CMHO will cover the cost for the police check

Agency Details: Parents for Children's Mental Health, Simcoe County Chapter

Address & Map
Meeting Location - Kinark Child and Family Services; 34 Simcoe St
Suite 301
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6T4