Mental Health Peer Coordinator

Deadline Date: July 30/21

The Mental Health Peer Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to provide networks of support and mentorship to urban Indigenous individuals under community supervision orders as they seek to improve their mental health, reduce any harms associated with their behaviours, avoid justice system recidivism, and pursue wholistic well-being. This position will collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, and coordinate services and support in consultation with individuals and partnering programs.

Posting Date:
Thunder Bay
401 Cumberland Street North
Start Date:
35 hours per week
$53,000 per annum
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Health, Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion

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Preferred degree in Social Services, Indigenous Studies, or in a related human services field, with specialized training and/or minimum 3 years of work experience in mental health or justice services environment. Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, engagement and community outreach, restorative justice; knowledge of an Indigenous language(s) will be considered an asset. Knowledge of the judicial system, Criminal Code, and other related federal and provincial statutes, and related court decisions regarding Indigenous persons. Knowledge of sentencing principles, alternative measures and restorative justice principles. Experience working with high-risk clientele experiencing concurrent issues. Experience in community service planning, delivery, and administration. Self-motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team-oriented setting. Excellent case and file management skills, stress and time management skills; able to meet deadlines. Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Group facilitation, team building and decision making skills; ability to problem solve and take initiative. Effective crisis intervention skills; ability to provide individual support and advocacy. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends. A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of employment. Must have a valid Ontario Driver’s License and reliable transportation.


The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is an equal opportunity employer.
Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

Closing Date/Apply by:
July 30/21
How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
Hiring Committee
Position Title:
Company Name:
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
401 Cumberland Street North
Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
P7A 4P7
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