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If Lennon House ever needs an extra set of hands, you'll find it here.

If interested, please submit a PDF version of the following: cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to office@lennonhouse.ca.  

Overview of the Position

It is our firm belief that each resident is personally responsible for their own actions and their own sobriety. Therefore the Peer Support staff will come alongside the residents in their recovery journey to support and guide residents during their stay at Lennon House while they undergo programming and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully transition to community living. The Peer Support Worker will also help prepare residents to live independently through teaching basic life skills.

All employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and must be discreet and discerning when working with residents. A high moral standard of work ethics will be required at all times.

We are currently looking for 6 male candidates for full time permanent and weekend/casual positions.

Duties

  • Establish trusting relationships with residents.

  • Maintain a harmonious balance within the residence.

  • Listen to and act upon residents’ concerns.

  • Escalate concerns and recommendations to management regarding residents.

  • Work with residents to complete their in-house training program.

  • Write Daily Reports.

  • Complete other tasks necessary to support residents (as determined by management).

  • Teach basic life skills, such as creating and maintaining successful interpersonal relationships, resolving conflict, obtaining and maintaining employment, completing government forms, and living within a budget, meal planning and cooking, etc.

  • Work with residents in regards to Living in Balance Program.

  • Be familiar with and abide by the Ethics and Lennon House rules as outlined in the Staff Handbook.

  • Make recommendations to management on issues pertinent to resident behaviour and transition needs.

  • In absence of management, call emergency services if required.

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or equivalency.

  • Must have minimum 2 years recovery from addiction and be currently active in a recovery community.

  • Extensive knowledge of addictions and recovery process, including knowledge of community recovery resources and location and time of Island recovery meetings.

  • Good oral and written communications skills, computer keyboarding skills, good record keeping skills.

  • Ability to work well with people in need. Ability to work in a team environment. Ability to learn new programming.

  • Ability to lead a Group session, and/or 12 Step Group (in house) meeting.

  • Help in assisting resident transition by helping them make plans for transition back in community, find employment, write resume, find housing, etc.

  • Able to assist in garden work or kitchen if needed in the context of working alongside the resident in a supervisory and encouraging role.

  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector check required.

  • Driver’s license. Please note that Lennon House is in a rural area approximately 20 minutes from Charlottetown. This means that employees will need to drive in winter driving conditions to get to and from work and that emergency services’ response time will be longer than if the residence was in Charlottetown.

Peer Support Worker (6) - Male

If you or someone you know is in crisis,

please call the Island Helpline at 1-800-218-2885. 

If you or someone you know is suffering from an overdose or medical emergency,

please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department.

The Lennon Recovery House Association Inc.

2211 Church Road, Route 243

Rustico, PE

C0A 1N0

902 963 4029

lennonhousepei@gmail.com

Registered Charity Number:
700609092RC0001