Peer Support Specialist & Trainer
One Year Term Position – May 2022-May 2023
Part-time (21 hours week)
Hourly rate: $30/hr
Location: Shubenacadie/East Hants, Nova Scotia
Closing date for applications: May 2, 2022 (11:59pm)
The After Trauma Empowerment Network (ATEN) is a non-profit organization in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, that empowers all gender individuals, families and communities affected by and living with the mental health impact from trauma, violence and abuse. Our vision is to improve the lives, well-being and functioning of individuals, families and communities affected by trauma so we can live in a world where individuals, families and communities affected by trauma live an empowered life to reach their fullest potential. For more information visit www.atenns.ca.
We are seeking a compassionate trauma-informed Peer Support Specialist & Trainer to assist and guide our clients as well as facilitate peer support training programs. As the Peer Support Specialist, you will be required to work with clients and conduct regular one-on-one support meetings, develop recovery strategies, use your experience and knowledge to provide highly individualized services with clients and in the community, promote individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals who have experienced trauma, violence and abuse. In addition, you will be required to facilitate Peer Support Training to individuals from the community.
Peer Support Specialist Responsibilities:
Peer Support Specialist Requirements:
The After Trauma Empowerment Network is a trauma-informed environment that is characterized by respect, choice & inclusion. We strive to reflect the diversity of the community. We are committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation measures to ensure you will be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality.
Funding for this Peer Support Specialist position provided by the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Cover letters and resumes/CVs are invited by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Peer Support Specialist).
Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.
After Trauma Empowerment Network (ATEN)