Peer Support Specialist - Mobile Unit
Columbia River Mental Health Services Vancouver, WA
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Join an innovative mobile team focused on serving houseless members of our community! The Mobile Street Care Team and Overnight Crisis Unit will serve individuals and families in the field, meeting them where they are. This team will operate out of a mobile van that will cover Clark County and include Mental Health, Medical, SUD, and Peer Specialist staff.
Columbia River Mental Health Services provides comprehensive behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults and families in the communities of SW Washington. We are the largest and oldest not-for-profit provider of mental/chemical dependency treatment in southwest Washington with 200 employees and an agency history dating back to 1942.
Columbia River Mental Health Services meets the criteria for a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). The CCBHC model provides an integrated framework for care that coordinates and improves patient outcomes through innovative partnerships and data-driven decision making. CRMHS is proud to be offering these and other preventative services to improve the lives of the people we serve.
Our Mission: Providing behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults, and families in the communities of SW Washington.
Why Work Here?
CRMHS offers AMAZING benefits aside from health and wellness (medical/dental/vision etc.) Work life balance benefits: 10 paid holidays per year, 5 weeks of PTO days in the first year that grows year after year. Career development: $325 annual allowance for career development and education with an additional 40 hours of paid time off for career development/education! And so many More!
Starting Pay Range - $17.31 - $18.71/hr
GUARANTEED annual bonus of $7,500 or 10% of wage, whichever is greater, for mobile unit positions!
This member of the street multidisciplinary teams has experience as a recipient of mental health or substance use services for severe and persistent behavioral health and is willing to use and share his or her personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit the team and its clients. The peer specialist functions as a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. Collaborates to promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. Responsible to maximize client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services. Provides peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families, and team staff; acts as a liaison with community resources; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; and assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to validate clients’ experiences and to provide guidance and encouragement to clients to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery.
- Provide interventions in the community and support crisis services.
- Serve as a mentor to clients to promote hope and empowerment.
- Act as an interpreter to help non-mental health consumer team members better understand and empathize with each client’s unique and subjective experience and perceptions.
- Provide expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the entire team concerning clients’ experiences on symptoms of mental illness, the effects and side-effects of medications, clients’ responses to and opinions of treatment, and clients’ experiences of recovery.
- Collaborate with the team to promote a team culture in which each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected, and in which client self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported.
- Help clients identify, understand, and combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and develop strategies to reduce self-stigma.
- Increase awareness of and support client participation in consumer self-help programs and consumer advocacy organizations that promote recovery.
- Serve as the liaison between the team and consumer-run programs such as self-help groups and drop-in centers.
- Provide ongoing assessment, problem solving, side-by-side services, skill teaching, support (prompts, assignments, encouragement), and environmental adaptations to assist clients with activities of daily living.
- Assist clients to find and maintain a safe and affordable place to live apartment hunting, finding a roommate, landlord negotiations, cleaning, furnishing and decorating, and procuring necessities.
Non-essential Job Functions:
- Support agency mission, goals, and objectives.
- Attend staff and planning meetings as scheduled.
- Maintain communication and cooperative working relationships both within the agency and community at large.
- Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Education, Licensing and Experience:
- Peer Certification in the State of Washington
- Experience with community outreach and engagement preferred.
- Self-knowledge to manage their mental illness/SUD and be well along in their recovery
- Current, valid, and active driver’s license.
Must have good oral and written communication skills
Columbia River Mental Health Services is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and we seek applicants from all backgrounds to join our teams. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. We encourage our employees to bring their authentic selves to work and do not tolerate discrimination at the workplace.
High School or better in Social Work.
Licenses & Certifications
Peer Support Certificate
Columbia River Mental Health Service stands out from the crowd with terrific benefits! AMAZING life balance benefits -10 paid holidays annually; 5 weeks of PTO days in the first year with 3 additional days the next and so on! Plus $325 annual allowance for career development/education with an additional 40 hours of PAID leave!
Columbia River Mental Health ServicesWhy Work Here?
CRMHS offers AMAZING benefits. 10 paid holidays/yr, 5 weeks PTO in the first year and $325/yr career/education allowance w/40hrs time off!
Lives Change Here! Columbia River Mental Health Services provides comprehensive behavioral health and recovery services that transform the lives of children, adults and families in the communities of SW Washington. We are the largest and oldest not-for-profit provider of mental/chemical dependency treatment in southwest Washington with 200 employees and an agency history dating back to 1942. Columbia River Mental Health Service stands out from the crowd with terrific benefits! AMAZING life balance benefits -10 paid holidays annually; 5 weeks of PTO days in the first year with 3 additional days the next and so on! Plus $325 annual allowance for career development/education with an additional 40 hours of PAID leave!
6926 NE Fourth Plain BlvdVancouver, WA
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