Perinatal Peer Support Worker

Temporary part-time. 1 year contract.

The Perinatal Peer Support Worker (PPSW) will utilize their lived experience to provide one-on-one non-judgmental emotional and practical support and mentorship. They will link women who may be struggling with addiction, poverty, single parenting, and facing discrimination, with SCCSS programs and other community and health services that support women.  They will also support and connect with women accessing the Family Resource Programs. The PPSW will provide advice and guidance while acting as a positive role model. Recognizing that each woman’s situation is unique, the PPSW will build on that individual’s strength to set goals, build their confidence, self-esteem and develop life and employment skills. The Perinatal Peer Support Worker will be part of the Family Resource Program team who provides a safe and welcoming environment for families and promotes healthy pregnancies to improve maternal outcomes. The Perinatal Peer Support Worker reports to the Family Resource Program Lead.

What does it take to be a Perinatal Peer Support Worker?  

You are someone with excellent communication skills, strong professional boundaries, and flexible working practices. You have a demonstrated ability to communicate with participants in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner. You are comfortable working with high-risk families and situations that may occur. You have knowledge of some of the resources for women and families in the community.

Why work for Community Services?

Along with competitive salaries, and opportunities for professional growth, we truly make a difference in our community. 

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We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those invited for interviews will be contacted.