Peer Support Chapter Leader

(Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound)

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Position ID: V-CWD0066 Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 Last Full Update: 12 Jul 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactAndrea Tagalakis, Family Partnership Program Manager, Parents for Children's Mental Hea; Phone: 416-921-2109 ext 125; Email:
Provide direct peer support to families 
Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager 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 
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
Chapter Leaders are the backbone of the peer support program, and it is important that they get all the support they need. Such as space to connect with other Chapter Leaders to discuss and raise questions about their chapter and to engage in peer support with each other. Chapter Leaders are also connected with a designated employee at the local Child and Youth Mental Health agency to share resources and strategies for unique challenges.  
Chapter Leaders are trained in Peer Support, Group Facilitation Skills and Systems Navigation. Chapter Leaders participate in an additional minimum of 10 hours of training per year and are welcome to participate in all available training free of charge.  
Chapter Leaders help inform the resources on the Family Care Centre by identifying the gaps and needs in the community. Chapter Leaders support systems change and advocacy work by sharing their stories on CMHO’s social media platforms and media interviews
ClientsFamilies and caregivers raising children with mental illness and mental health challenges
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestMental Health / Addictions ; Office Administration ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - Chapter Leaders are asked to commit to the role for a minimum of 2 years ; One evening meeting per month (except July, August, and December)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours5 / Month
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationNipissing- Parry Sound
Number of PositionsNipissing District ; Parry Sound District 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training is required - Peer Support Training, Group Facilitation Training, Boundary Setting
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPCMH will cover the cost and conduct the Police Check
Agency Details
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Organization NameParents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound