Job Title: Peer Support Coordinator
Apply to: Wendy Cox at
Closing Date: April 23, 2023 at Midnight
Start Date: May 2023
Terms: 20 hours/week between Monday and Friday (flexible hours) at $17/hour, an annual amount of $1,000 in a Health Savings Account (to cover expenses over the maximum that MSA covers such as dental, medication, physiotherapy, etc.), 2-weeks paid time over the winter holiday, 4% vacation, and a great team to work with (pet friendly).

Job Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Peer Support Coordinator will be responsible for providing valuable peer support resources and programs to members of the persons with disabilities community.


  • Develop, coordinate, promote, and facilitate various peer groups
    Facilitate one-on-one peer support sessions
    Provide non-judgmental guidance and support
    Refer to other community services
    Continually update skill base
    Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer peer support facilitators
    Be an active member in team meetings and provide insight and support to team members as appropriate
    Provide a monthly report on the Peer Support Program
    Collect stats using Access
    Other peer support duties as they arise


  • You must be a person with lived experience with a disability
    Strong computer skills and demonstrated competence in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Publisher
    Excellent organizational skills (both electronically and hard copy)
    Experience working with people with disabilities
    Knowledge of services and programs available for persons with disabilities in the Capital Regional District • Ability to recognize urgent situations, determine priorities and act accordingly
    Strong interpersonal skills: effective oral and written communication skills
    Ability to develop and sustain cooperative, positive working relationships as part of a team
    Current criminal record check


  • Knowledge of peer-run programs
    Team oriented approach and a commitment to a peer driven process
    Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and to recognize and respond appropriately to the needs of the peers and service users
    Ability to handle sensitive information respectfully
    Ability to communicate effectively/tactfully both verbally and in writing
    Ability to organize and prioritize
    Ability to work under the pressure of interruptions and adapt to changes
    Ability to problem solve and take initiative
    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
    A keen and passionate interest in the disability community
    Lived, volunteer, or work experience within the disability community
    A desire to help others
    The ability to be an empathic listener and sensitive to the needs of others
    Dependability: You are your word!
    A professional and collaborative approach
    Superb communication and interpersonal skills
    Ability to accept people for who they are and be able to provide supportive, non-judgmental service to others
    A thorough understanding of personal strengths and limitations of self
    Motivated and wanting to inspire self and others
    Ability to attend any training provided

Please submit resume (cover letter optional) by email to: Wendy Cox, Executive Director at Closing Date: April 23, 2023 at Midnight

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

The VDRC is committed to being inclusive and diverse. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.