Facilitator of Indigenous Peer Support Model

Facilitator of Indigenous Peer Support Model

Position: Facilitator of Indigenous Peer Support Model

Department: Social Supports

Reporting to: Coordinator of Social Supports

Location: 70 Brookfield Road


As a member of the Social Supports team, the Peer Support Facilitator will provide holistic health services to individuals through one on one and group support. With assistance from peer support mentors, the facilitator will be responsible in delivering substance use and prevention services to the Urban Indigenous population from an indigenized peer support model.

Core Skill Set

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous groups within Newfoundland and Labrador with strong knowledge of local culture and traditions
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, active listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively provide empathetic, helpful, and supportive direction via all communication types
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, set priorities, meet deadlines, and allocate time and resources effectively
  • Ability to use conflict resolution skills to mediate complex situations effectively 
  • Skills and abilities in making presentations, group facilitation, and networking
  • Positive and professional attitude and commitment to continual process improvement
  • Strong knowledge of local community support services and resources
  • Strong awareness of appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  • Ability to provide support using an Indigenous trauma informed approach 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development of the program by providing support and expertise in the implementation and facilitation of services to be delivered.
  • Provide individual and group support to clients referred to First Light, working as a part of the Social Supports Department to assess individuals needs, and connect them with the appropriate internal and external supports. 
  • Assist with facilitation of peer support work providing substance use and prevention support, meeting clients where they are, and ensuring they have a wrap-around support system for their wellness journey.
  • Coordinate services and advocate on behalf of Individuals to ensure their needs are met by government and community systems.
  • Report regularly on progress of client’s support plan and provide recommendations on future wellness plans.  


  • Diploma/degree, or acceptable combination of similar education, in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Community Development, Addictions and Mental Health, Indigenous Studies, etc.
  • Deep knowledge and experience working within Indigenous culture, traditions, and practices
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role providing one-on-one and group support
  • Familiarity with Peer support and a deep commitment to understanding the recovery model, and willingness to share experiences/stories as part of the peer role is required
  • Experience working or volunteering within addiction or mental health is an asset
  • Experience working from a trauma informed lens is an asset
  • Driver’s License and clear driver’s abstract
  • Clear Record of Conduct and Vulnerable sector check 


To apply please email your resume and cover letter to Sonya, Manager of Indigenous Housing and Inclusion – [email protected].

Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.