Peer Support Provider

Hospital Cambridge Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Peer Support Provider

Posted Date18 hours ago(6/25/2020 10:16 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Inpatient Mental Health
Job Type
Full Time
Closed Date


We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo employing 280 physicians, 1100 full and part-time professional health care staff and more than 500 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at

You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. In January 2020, we opened a new five-storey patient care wing that has:

  • Patient care areas double in size, including large surgical suites that accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment.
  • A 40-bay Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different subspecialties.
  • Expanded inpatient Mental Health, Mental Health Day Hospital and Intensive Care programs
  • A patient-centered building design, promoting safety, advanced infection control, healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River.

The hospital is preparing for its next transformative phase that includes a total renovation of its Wing B inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion in 2025, our new hospital will increase its beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Medicine programs as well as Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory services. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals.

Job Description

As an instrumental member of the Mental Health Program, the Peer Support Provider will offer formalized peer support for individuals living with mental health illness and/or addictions through one to one work, peer driven groups, advocacy and role modeling. The Peer Support Provider advocates for and represents the voice of the individual with the lived experience of mental illness and /or addictions. The Peer Support will participate in multidisciplinary rounds and discharge planning as well as liaison with community agencies and services post discharge.  The Peer Support Provider collaborates with individuals and the clinical team members in a creation of recovery goals and a treatment plan. 

The successful incumbent must have experience working with the severely and persistently mentally ill population. This position contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.


One (1) Full-Time Peer Support Provider Position to work Monday through Friday. This position provides service across the Mental Health Program and is a non-union position.


Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School.
  • Peer Certification or willingness to obtain.
  • Demonstrate ability to role model strong self-care and self-management strategies as needed in peer support work.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply the core values and principles of peer support practice including but not limited to, hope and recovery, self-determination, empathetic and mutual relationships, dignity, respect, social inclusion, health and wellness and personal growth.
  • Familiarity and understanding of serious mental illness and addiction in the mental health system.
  • Suicide Intervention training preferred.
  • Experience in group facilitation preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of individuals with mental health challenges
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team model that includes patient, family and the health care team.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrates and role models an awareness and commitment to personal and professional development.
  • Keyboarding and Meditech knowledge a definite asset.
  • Demonstrate ability to attend work on a regular basis required.


The successful external applicant is required to provide the applicable criminal record check, as requested by Human Resources, in accordance with federal and provincial legislation. Valid criminal record checks are in original format and dated with two months from date of conditional offer from CMH.


Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace.  All reasonable accommodation will be made to support participation in the recruitment process.  Where needed, accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.


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