CreativePEI is seeking two individuals who would like to become Peer Support Workers for the arts sector. This job would involve facilitating group sessions, having one on one conversations with artists about their mental health, and directing individuals to other services which may help them. This job involves two mandatory training programs.
- Strong communication skills
- Familiarity with the arts sector
- Willingness to discuss mental illness/addictions
The successful candidates must be willing and available to complete the ASIST training on June 13 and 14 and Peer Support Training (September 19-27). Upon the completion of the training the Peer Support Worker will receive $2000 honorarium. The contract will begin immediately following the September training and last six months with the possibility of extension. The rate of pay is $30/hour for 15 hours a week.
Some tasks include:
- Listening to artists and art sector workers
- Facilitating group discussions with artists and art sector workers across Prince Edward Island
- Redirecting artists to appropriate services
- Reporting to the Project Coordinator
The training is led by the Canadian Mental Health Association.
What is ASIST Training?
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day suicide intervention workshop presented by certified trainers, usually twice annually. The ASIST workshop is designed to increase caregivers’ knowledge, comfort level, and confidence in responding to a person at risk of suicide. Developed by LivingWorks Education, it is the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched training of its kind in the world.
What is Peer Support Training?
Peer Support is the process of disclosing personal experience with mental illness/ addictions and a personal recovery journey to inspire hope and recovery for others. CMHA PEI recognizes the need for formal training and support for peer workers to effectively do this meaningful work.
The Specialized Peer Support Worker Training is a 119-hour program that includes 2 weeks of in-person training, a practicum, and a written and oral exam. The training will equip individuals to use their personal experience to support others by providing specific education, tools, skills, and exposure.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your resume and a description of why you would be a good fit for the position. Applications must be received by Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 PM EDT