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About the Position
Position # 2269
OrganizationSurvivors of Abuse Recovering
Position Peer Supporter - Peer Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Impact Statement Peer supporters offer confidentiality, a good listening ear and a non-judgmental approach. Through training and personal experiences, peer supporters understand and can provide empathy, guidance, support and access to resources such as reading materials and techniques to help through stressful times.
Description Peer Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. All Peer Supporters are themselves survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

MEN: While we offer support to all genders, we are in particular need of MEN volunteers at the moment. If you are a male survivor of childhood sexual abuse and are in a strong position to offer support to other male survivors, please consider joining S.O.A.R.
Training Details Starting September 17, 2022, S.O.A.R. is offering a free online 16-session peer support training for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse of all genders who have progressed sufficiently in their recovery that they feel ready to assist others in healing.

Training will be held on alternate Saturdays.

Volunteer Peer Supporters are asked to commit at least two years following the end of training.

Trainees must attend all 16 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
Working Conditions Limitations and strengths
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Peer supporters are not professionals or therapists and cannot give any medical or psychological advice.

A peer supporter is expected to offer confidentiality, a good listening ear and a non-judgmental approach. Through training and personal experiences, A peer supporter understands difficulties and can provide empathy, guidance, support and access to resources such as reading materials and techniques to help one through a stressful times.

A peer supporter taught to offer a client:
- Respectful listening
- Acceptance
- Confidentiality
- Understanding
- Hope
- Reassurance that one is not alone
- Strategies and information to help one feel more in control

How often do the peer supporter and the person being helped meet?
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A peer supporter and the person being helped ("peer") will decide jointly how often to meet. Usually the agreement is to meet for six sessions, which can be renewed after the peer supporter and the client review progress and goals. At that time they will decide if more sessions are needed and if so, how many more sessions will be necessary.

How long is each session?
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Generally each session is approximately one hour long and takes place once a week or once every two weeks. This depends on what works best for them.

Where do they meet?
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Sessions may take place physically in agreed upon safe locations or may take place virtually via telephone or videoconferencing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions are virtual.
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Initially, volunteer is expected to attend 50 hours of training over 8 alternate Saturdays beginning Sept 17, 2022. All training sessions are online so no travel is involved.

After successful completion of training, volunteer is expected to commit to be a Peer Supporter with S.O.A.R. for at least 2 years.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict
Skill(s) Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect, Ethical Framework
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website https://survivorsofabuserecovering.ca/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Cathy Vey
Phone 902-679-7337
Address in between offices at the moment Kentville, B4N 3B9
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