1-2-1 Peer Outreach Program

Organization Details
Organization Name: Sara Riel
Address: 101-66 Moore Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R2M 2C4
Website: http://sarariel.ca
Organizational Description: Our Mission is to provide those individuals with mental health and substance use/addiction challenges a safe, inclusive and engaging environment where self-determined needs are valued, and all are assisted on their path to reaching their goals.
We can achieve this through best practice by helping those we serve create a:
Path to Self: Reconnecting an individual with the person they want to be;
Path to Wellness: Exploring ways to successfully manage their mental and physical health;
Path to Hope: Helping individuals to see that, despite potential barriers, their goals are achievable;
Path to Empowerment: Developing the skills in effective problem solving and decision making.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: - Willingness to attend 1-2-1 Peer Outreach Training on safety, peer support, crisis management
- Provide availability and attend all scheduled 1-2-1 Peer Outreach Volunteer shifts
- Use database to review, contact and effectively schedule community visits with participants
- Review and confirm a transit schedule, that will ensure arrival on or before the stated time
- Provide person-centered, strength-based caring and compassionate Peer Support
- Document and input necessary program evaluation data and information
Skills Required: - Personal lived experience of mental health, substance use and/or addiction challenges
- A level of recovery necessary to effectively provide mental health Peer Support to others
- Understand the importance of Peer Support to mental health and wellness recovery
- An unbiased understanding of mental health system and resources available
- The ability to consistently demonstrate discretion, confidentiality and professionalism
- Good critical-thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Strong written and verbal communications skills in English and/or French
- To function in a demanding and stressful environment
- Be able to successfully demonstrate dependability and reliability
- Must have own cell phone (for program communication and safety only)
- Current and satisfactory checks for Criminal Record, Adult and Child Abuse Registry
- Checks are not necessary to apply for the position
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Sara Riel Volunteer Orientation
- 1-2-1 Peer Outreach Training
- Training on safety
- Peer support
- Crisis management
- Effectively schedule community visits
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Program operates from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: Bus tickets
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: aarabe@sarariel.ca
Phone: 431-388-7105
Online: sarariel.ca
Closing Date: Oct 2, 2022
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