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Peer Support Worker

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 2, 2022.


Peer Support Worker

Therapeutic Neighbourhood Program

The Complex and Recovery Program

Position Description:

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (1 year) Peer Support Worker to work in the Therapeutic Neighbourhood program, a centralized service with group programming. The Therapeutic Neighbourhood offers clients choice in programming, greater exposure to other clients facing similar issues, and more opportunities to help clients reach their recovery and wellness goals

In this role, reporting to the Manager, you will work as a member of an inter-professional team to facilitate and support clients with their recovery process. You will utilize your lived experience with mental health and/or addiction challenges to assist clients in setting goals for their recovery.

Your collaborative work will involve developing, planning, facilitating, and evaluating groups at the Therapeutic Neighbourhood, with focus on weekly peer recovery groups. You will be expected to contribute to program development, liaising with unit staff, research, and educational activities of the program.

You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is currently located at the Queen Street Site. You will have flexibility in scheduling as evening and weekend work will be required.


The successful candidate will have lived experience as a recipient of mental health and/or addictions services. You will have a strong understanding of the psychiatric consumer/survivor community. You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling you to work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required. You will be flexible, self-reflective, and supportive. You possess knowledge in the areas of group facilitation, community resources, the recovery process and the peer support role. You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling you to work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Experience working with clients with diverse backgrounds is required. Participation in training on Peer Support/Recovery and knowledge of Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) are an asset. Computer literacy and the willingness to learn new computer programs are required, as your role will require electronic documentation. Bilingualism or the ability to speak a second language is considered an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full-time, temporary position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $25.44-29.30 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.