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POSITION FILLED: Peer Mentoring Coordinator, BIAN

Posted Oct 4th, 2015 in Job Postings

Primary Functions: To provide overall coordination of the Peer Support Mentoring Program for the Brain Injury Association of Niagara (BIAN), in collaboration with the Ontario Brain Injury Association.

Support the daily operations of the Brain Injury Association of Niagara.

Provides leadership in BIANs vision that "Our members are organizational resources"

Local Supervisor: Office Manager/Board Liaison Officer

Provincial Manager: Program Manager, Ontario Brain Injury Association


  • Work with the Office Manager/Board Liaison Officer, Program Director, Fundraiser, Bookkeeper to ensure the seamless operations of BIAN
  • Takes leadership for the BIAN YMCA Program, including timely completion of all applications
  • Is the staff point of contact for Development Teams working on the Clubhouse initiative
  • Takes leadership in developing and implementing a social media presence for the members and community.


  • Recruit individuals who are living with the effects of acquired brain injury to be Mentors and Partners within the program
  • Screen Mentors and Partners to ensure that their individual goals can be met through the program
  • Facilitate or Co-Facilitate Mentor Training Sessions with the support of OBIAs Peer Mentoring Program Manager
  • Under the direction, and with the support of, the direct local supervisor and/or the Provincial Program Manager, market the Peer Support Mentoring Program locally
  • Adhere to the Provincial Program policies and procedures
  • Provide information and referral to alternate programs/resources for individuals that are not suitable or ready for the program
  • Facilitate matches (partnerships) of Mentors and Partners effectively and efficiently
  • Provide support to Mentors and Partners throughout their partnerships; offer regular follow-up and assist with resolution of problems as needed
  • Assist Mentors and Partners with the completion of their partnerships
  • Support program evaluation through ensuring the timely completion of all activity logs including both Mentor Logs and Coordinator
  • Maintain accurate records of program activities beyond intake forms and contact logs
  • Provide regular program activity updates to your identified local supervisor
  • Forward recommendations for program improvements to the Provincial Program Manager
  • Maintain confidentiality of personal information shared by participants except for the purpose of supervision/consultation with the local supervisor or the Provincial Manager; consultation with other PSC(s) for purpose of matching, or where required by law or regulation; or in situations where individuals may be deemed at risk


Knowledge of acquired brain injury and the consequences

  • Knowledge of the principles of peer mentoring
  • Knowledge of Niagara Region resources for people living with the effects of ABI
  • Comfortable with technology (word processing, data entry, email, etc.)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Willingness to commit to a minimum number of program hours per week (approx.4)
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to travel to attend two meetings per year
  • Ability to adhere to local and provincial program reporting requirements
  • The successful candidate must be available to complete the of Peer Support Coordinator training with the Provincial Manager and transitioning PSC

The successful candidate must be available for a meeting in Toronto on November 7, 2014

This part-time position of 12 hours per week to commence November 1, 2014.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Posting closes October 22 at 4:30pm.

To submit your resume, click here.