What is the Secondment Program?
The Secondment Program is a formal arrangement between SafeCare BC, a Peer Facilitator, and the Peer Facilitator’s organization.
Under the Secondment Agreement, Peer Facilitators facilitate at least three workshops for SafeCare BC over the course of a year. In return, SafeCare BC will pay the backfill replacement wages to the organization.
What are the benefits?
- Get paid for your Peer Facilitator’s time. We’ll pay the backfill replacement wages for each day the seconded Peer Facilitator runs a workshop.
- Get no-cost training. Secondments may take place at the Peer Facilitator’s own organization. When that happens, some training seats are reserved for your staff, and we pay you backfill replacement wages for the Peer Facilitator’s time
- Expand your skill-set. Becoming a Peer Facilitator is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. You’ll increase your knowledge and gain valuable facilitation skills.
- Make an even bigger impact. You’ll directly improve the health and safety of your colleagues in the sector.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible, you must:
- Work for a SafeCare BC member or associate member organization
- Have completed Peer Facilitator training and Mentorship in an eligible program stream.
The eligible program streams are as follows:
- Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC)
- Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA)
- Safety Leadership Education
- Safe Resident Handling or Safe Client Handling
What’s the application criteria?
We rate applications based on commitment. You must:
- Facilitate at least three workshops for SafeCare BC within one year
- Maintain Peer Facilitator certification by completing and tracking continuing education requirements
- Have experience in the continuing care sector
- Be comfortable with facilitating the material
- Be located within BC.
How do I apply?
We’ll be collecting applications until November 15.
- Step 1: Contact the organization you work for and let them know you’re interested in the Secondment Program.
- Step 2: Review the sample agreement with your organization. Send any questions to email@example.com.
- Step 3: Complete and submit the application form. We’ll contact you about your application and may ask follow–up questions. Our interest in having you as a seconded facilitator will depend on our current training needs. If we haven’t seen you facilitate recently, we may ask to attend one of your in-house workshops to assess your content competency and facilitation skills.
- Step 4: We’ll contact you about the status of your application. If we’d like to move forward, we’ll send you an Agreement that you and your site will need to sign. We’ll also require an email from your site administrator or HR department stating your gross hourly rate.
- Step 5: Once the Agreement is signed, we’ll connect you with our programs and events coordinator, who will schedule workshops for you to facilitate.