Vancouver Coastal Health

Peer Operations Coordinator, Overdose Emergency Response Program

Job Description

Job Title: Peer Operations Coordinator, Overdose Emergency Response Program
Work Site: Gibsons Health Unit, Gibsons BC


Start Date:



Regular Full Time

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Salary: $28.93 - $41.59 per hour
Reference#: 175055-lmo


Come work as a Peer Operations Coordinator, Overdose Emergency Response Program with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Peer Operations Coordinator to join the Overdose Emergency Response Team, working out of Sunshine Coast Mental Health, Sechelt. Apply today to join our team!


As a Peer Operations Coordinator, Overdose Emergency Response Program with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Be responsible for the implementation and coordination of projects and new initiatives related to the Overdose Emergency Response and Regional Addictions Program.
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate projects and work plans to support the goals of the various programs and the ongoing needs of the major stakeholders, including People with Lived and Living Experience.
  • Work closely with people who use substances as peer experts and advisors.



Education & Experience

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related health discipline, plus a minimum of three (3) years recent related experience.
  • Previous experience in program development and implementation or project management required. Knowledge of Public Health is an asset.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience with peer inclusion and engagement, harm reduction, and Indigenous cultural safety and cultural humility is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to ability to plan, implement, and problem solve independently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to present and prepare concise analyses, reports and recommendations to multidisciplinary audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills and ability to provide support and direction to a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of a variety of computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, database applications, email and internet.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.


Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.



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