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Canadian Mental Health Association- Peel Branch

Relief Peer Support Worker

Recovery West – Brampton, Ontario
Department Recovery West
Employment Type Casual
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $20.00 - $25.13 per hour

CMHA/Peel Dufferin is looking for a Relief Peer Support Workers for Recovery West\ RW Drop-In to coordinate and develop program operations and activities in Recovery West\ RW Drop in. 

The role involves work primarily evenings and weekends at the Drop-in, but sometimes requests could be for during the daytime, Monday – Friday. As this is a Relief position, regular hours per week are not guaranteed.

The Recovery West Drop-in is a Peer Support program that supports people living with mental illness and/or addictions.  The program offers groups such as Depression, Anxiety and Hearing Voices. The program also offers activities such as crafts, movie night and outings. The key component of the Drop-in is the open, social atmosphere where members can make connections to others in recovery. 

 The Recovery West program promotes Mental Health Recovery through groups, activities and vocational services with a focus on peer support. The groups include Recovery Chat, Addictions, Self-Injury, WRAP, Seeking Safety and more.  Recovery West activities include: outings, movie afternoons, crafts, cooking and baking; Vocational staff in the Career Centre support clients with vocational goals and Transitional Employment opportunities.

Pay band is $20.00 per hour - $25.13 per hour 



  1. Support the recovery of members by demonstrating a readiness and ability to share aspects of personal lived experience in a manner that is helpful and keeps the focus on the members’ experience.
  2. Orienting new members to the program and establishing a supportive, relationship with clients and their support systems.
  3. Co-ordinates and facilitates the social/recreational activities, including the planning and scheduling of the activities.
  4. Participates and assists in the planning and promotion of the program activities
  5. Supports members in providing appropriate linkages with other services and staff as needed.
  6. Advocates on behalf of the members in the community.
  7. Involves members in planning, scheduling and facilitating of activities.
  8. Maintain records, statistics, and files as required by Program standards.
  9. Work as a part of the Recovery West\ RW Drop-In team 

Skills and Qualifications

  1. Must have Lived Experience of Mental Illness and/or Addictions and recovery with willingness to share personal journey with others.
  2. College Diploma or Degree in Social Services
  3. WRAP and/or Peer Support Training an asset
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of Recovery Principles.
  5. Demonstrated Team Work Ethic and Practices.
  6. Organization and Time Management Skills.
  7. Proficient computer skills.
  8. Knowledge of French or any other languages reflecting the diversity of Peel Region is an asset.
  9. Experience working in or as member of a Drop-In Centre and /or some experience working with vulnerable populations (mental illness, addiction, shelter system).
  10. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a sometimes high pressure, fast changing environment. 
  11. Strong communication and conflict resolution skills; ability to connect with people one on one. 
  12. A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check is required.
  13. Ability to work evening and weekends as required for program and pick up shifts at short notice. 

CMHA/Peel provides a supportive work environment with a competitive salary, plenty of training opportunities, excellent benefits and an emphasis on work-life balance. For a list of our Total Rewards, please visit the Careers page on our website 


CMHA/Peel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CMHA/Peel will make every effort to accommodate any needs of candidates through the hiring process, under the Human rights Code and AODA. If you require any accommodations during the hiring and selection process, please inform Human Resources.

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  • Location
    Brampton, Ontario
  • Department
    Recovery West
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $20.00 - $25.13 per hour
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