INDIGENOUS PEER LEADER – 2 POSITIONS

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 INDIGENOUS PEER LEADER – 2 POSITIONS

Job Opportunity by Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre - Niiwin Wendaanimak Wellness Program (FOUR WINDS)

Job type: Part Time Contract


JOB DESCRIPTION

Niiwin Wendaanimak Wellness Program (FOUR WINDS)
Full Posting: https://pqwchc.org/wp-content/uploads/Four-Winds-Peer-Posting_March-2021.pdf

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Queen West CHC) is a dynamic, community-based
health care organization serving mid-west downtown Toronto. Offering a broad range of services, including primary
health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming,
we are also committed to serving people who face barriers to health care, and we strive to reduce these barriers.
PQWCHC is a multi-sited organization.

Programme Overview: The Niiwin Wendaanimak (Four Winds) Aboriginal Wellness Program supports people who
identify as Aboriginal with a focus to support those who are homeless, have experienced homelessness and/or underhoused. The program is housed at the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, Queen West site and
provides culturally specific programs including access to healing ceremonies, health education, case management
supports, access to primary care and harm reduction supports.

General Responsibilities:
• Assists with program shopping, meal preparation and budget adherence.
• Assists in program activities and in general program agenda e.g. supporting crafts, games, drumming.
• Assists with the traditional aspects of the program by being a helper for the Elder.
• Attends meetings and skill-building workshops.
• Helps in planning and preparation of new program activities.
• Supports participants in the program and supports program goals

Qualifications & Experience:
• Have experience of working within Indigenous communities from a philosophy of non-interference and harm
reduction
• Willingness to work in a harm reduction program
• Gets along with people, doesn’t judge and willing to learn.
• Volunteering or previous work experience is an asset

This position is for one year & can be extended up to 2 years. There is a weekly peer rotation – peers work alternate
Thursdays & 4 out of 4 Fridays per month. There is a total of 2 Peer Leaders (subject to funding) the program is every
Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, workshops & planning meetings are held throughout the year. (pay is as per the payroll).
Peers will also alternate work every Monday at our Parkdale site, 1229 Queen St West from 9am-1 pm.
Applicants who self Identify as Indigenous and meets the other requirements of the job will be given first
consideration in the hiring process.

How to Apply?
Let us know if you are interested in this position by talking to Beth
Send us an email or drop a note with your name and the best method to reach you.
E-Mail: vrecollet@pqwchc.ca ; Deadline for application is on April 2nd, 2021
The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to participate in Parkdale Queen West’s commitment to
becoming a discrimination-free health Centre and an ability to work interdependently and respectfully in a multidisciplinary team. Languages other than English are an asset. To better represent the communities we serve,
applications from members of Indigenous peoples, racial or Cultural minority groups, people with disabilities
and 2SLGBTQ+ communities are encouraged to apply. Parkdale Queen West is fully accessible; please advise if you
need accommodation in the recruitment process.
We will contact only those people selected for an interview, miigwech