Peer Support Chapter Leader
(Parents for Children's Mental Health, Nipissing- Parry Sound)
Opportunity Details: Peer Support Chapter Leader
|Contact||Andrea Tagalakis, Family Partnership Program Manager, Parents for Children's Mental Hea; Phone: 416-921-2109 ext 125; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
PEER SUPPORT DUTIES
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
|Clients||Families and caregivers raising children with mental illness and mental health challenges|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||No|
|Areas of Interest||Mental Health / Addictions ; Office Administration ; Youth Services|
|Skills/Experience||Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor|
|Commitment Length||Long 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 Level||One-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering|
|Minimum Hours||5 / Month|
|Location||Nipissing- Parry Sound|
|Number of Positions||Nipissing District ; Parry Sound District
2 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Training is provided ; Training is required - Peer Support Training, Group Facilitation Training, Boundary Setting|
|Additional Requirements||PCMH will cover the cost and conduct the Police Check|