Job Title:                  Peer Support Coordinator

Apply to:                   Wendy Cox at

Closing Date:          Open until filled

Start Date:                ASAP

Terms:                       15-20 hours/week between Monday and Friday (schedule to be determined with the successful candidate) 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 to start, and a great team to work with (and we are pet friendly!).

***Training in Peer Support and being a Peer Supporter will be provided***

This position is perfect for people who have a natural empathy towards others, who remain curious with people and situations, and who can effectively communicate their boundaries.

The VDRC has a small team of seven employees and we are looking forward to adding someone with a great sense of humour and willingness to support their co-workers.

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.

Note: If you do not meet all the qualifications but are willing to learn, please apply anyways. We hire for culture fit as well as skill level 😊


  • 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 when appropriate
  • 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

Please submit resume (cover letter optional) by email to:

Wendy Cox, Executive Director at

Closing Date: Open until filled

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

Persons with disabilities will be given priority. 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.