Campus Peer Support Workers (Up to 6 Positions) - Student Affairs

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Student Affairs
Campus Peer Support Workers (Up to 8 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Up to 10 hours per week

$16.10 per hour, plus 4% vacation pay


ASAP – April 30, 2023

Student Affairs is seeking to hire up to six (6) Campus Peer Support Workers to help run a new mental health student support program. The Campus Peer Support program is a nation-wide pilot project, funded by Health Canada and initiated by the Canadian Mental Health Association – National Office.  The local pilot project is co-managed by the UPEI Department of Student Affairs and CMHA – PEI Branch.  Campus Peer Support Workers will report to designated staff in Counselling and Accessibility Services and will be trained and expected to provide regular peer support to students struggling with mental health and/or addictions or to students who are supporting someone living with the same.


The successful candidate will be part of a team of individuals who:

  • Participate in a 5-week training program (training time will be paid)
  • Draw on their personal lived experience, as well as their training to facilitate informal, drop-in small group discussions
  • Draw on their personal lived experience, as well as their training to facilitate brief one on one supportive conversations with individuals struggling with mental health and addictions or in supporting someone living with same
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Participate in monthly in-service training
  • Progress reports to Coordinator/ Lead student mentor
  • Keep shift records and document situations requiring follow-up


  • Self-motivated student with second year standing or higher (exceptional, mature first year applicants may be considered)
  • Lived experience with mental health or substance use problems, or in support of a family member or loved one
  • Stable in their recovery
  • Strong communication and support skills
  • Able to operate in a non-judgmental fashion in an emotionally charged environment while maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Student centered, dependable and reliable
  • Lived experience as a part of or in support of minority populations is an asset

Priority is given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.


Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer,

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

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UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.