New Job Social Worker In Prince Edward Island

Social Worker
Social Worker

Social Worker

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Salary : $40 an hour
Location : Prince Edward Island

Full Description

PEERS Alliance is Hiring a Social Worker!

PEERS Alliance is a community based organization that uses an anti-racist, trauma-informed, and harm-reduction approach. We are looking for an individual who is community-minded and passionate about creating inclusive spaces for community members with higher social needs, gender diverse individuals, and the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

About the Position

The social worker will work in collaboration with the PEERS Alliance team to serve and support the 2SLGBTQ+ community, specifically trans youth, adults, and their families. The social worker will connect with community members and collaborate with programming staff to identify best practices for trauma-informed programming that builds and supports resilience.

Requirements of this Position

  • This position requires a criminal record check, a vulnerable sectors background check;
  • Valid licence and winterized vehicle;
  • Comfortable and competent presenting on 2SLGBTQ+ identities and issues impacting 2SLGBTQ+ individuals in a compassionate and patient way to children, adults, and professionals;
  • The ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends

Responsibilities of this Position include

The position has a variety of responsibilities and duties, which include:

  • Connect with 2SLGBTQ+ Community to improve resiliency and overcome barriers
  • Develop and deliver workshops for service providers, PEI community, and 2SLGBTQ+ youth
  • Offer one-on-one support for high-needs community members, offer group support for gender diverse families to improve resiliency and overcome barriers
  • Offer support to trans and non-binary children, youth and adults and their families or caregivers
  • Evening work is required to support group facilitation for several programs per month.
  • Identify best practices for trauma informed, resilience building into all 2SLGBTQ+ programs
  • Front line work with at-risk community members, offering referrals, system navigation, advocacy, and accompaniment.
  • Other duties as required

Desirable Experience and Assets

  • Knowledge and connection with issues relevant to 2SLGBTQ+ communities, specifically the trans and non-binary community
  • Familiarity with PEI’s support sectors
  • Familiarity with the trans and non-binary community
  • 2+ Years working experience
  • WPATH Certification considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity to work with people from diverse backgrounds/with diverse perspectives
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Willing to work flexible hours (position will include evening work)
  • Experience working with the 2SLGBTQ+ community is an asset
  • A drivers’ licence and a reliable vehicle
  • Ability to speak in French considered an asset


The successful applicant must be a registered social worker with the Province of PEI, and hold either:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) or
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) with experience working in the field

Position Details:

Employment equity: PEERS Alliance recognizes and values the lived experience of community members. We encourage applicants to indicate in their cover letter if they would like to be considered for employment equity if they identify as a member of any 2SLGBTQ+ community and/or belong to other historically marginalised communities.

The PEERS Alliance main office is based in Charlottetown. Some work will happen across the island. Some work from home will be required, as a private office is not currently available.

37.5 hrs per week at the rate of $40/hour and includes extended health benefits. This contract finishes on March 31st, 2024.

To Apply

Please apply with a resume and cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

This position will be open until filled. Please apply by January 25th at the latest.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40.00 per hour


  • Extended health care
  • Work from home


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 2023-01-25