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Title:                             Peer Services Specialist—Supportive Housing Addendum

Part/Full Time:             Full Time

Hourly/Salary:              Hourly

Reports to:                   Program Manager

Supervisory role:          No

 

General Summary

Peer emotional support is the foundation of the services provided by Peer Spokane.  The ability to discuss struggles and successes related to experiences shared by another individual promotes healing and compliments traditionally accepted professional services in the healthcare system.  The role of the Peer Services Specialist is to work with individuals who are struggling with issues related to mental health, addiction and/or chronic illness. The Peer Services Specialist will be an accountability partner to help members plan, evaluate, and maintain their recovery journey by engaging in a positive supportive relationship. The Peer Services Specialist is also responsible for demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust and a positive outlook and optimizing client connection with a broad range of community-based services and natural supports.

 

Purpose/Vision/Mission

Peer Washington’s purpose is to provide peer emotional support and development services to:

  • Washington state residents impacted by temporary or chronic addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Target disparately impacted communities through site expansion operated as a dba of Peer Washington named for location and guided by a charter identifying the target community served.

  • Maintain safe space for members identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, or other sexual minorities at all our locations regardless of the target community.

  • Services shall be open to any person impacted by addiction, mental health, or HIV/AIDS; however, outreach for each site will be directed toward the community identified in the site charter.

  • Our work is done in a spirit of safety, trust, inclusiveness, and celebration of individual differences.

 

Peer Washington envisions a community of peers connected by shared experience in compassionate support of one another.

 

Peer Washington’s mission is to cultivate powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to those impacted by addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS.

 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work directly with the Program Manager to improve guidelines, best practices, client tracking, and expectations in the development and application of this position.

  • Work with members early in recovery from or struggling with substance use disorder, mental health, and/or behavioral health concerns to provide support and referral services.

  • Provide intake services and case management for programming contracts.

  • Maintain weekly contact with assigned clients.

  • Submit data and other reporting in a timely fashion.

  • Develop relationships with community partners.

  • Collaborate with other Peer Spokane staff and Peer Coaches as requested in providing support to their matches.

  • Respond to all phone calls and emails within 1 business day.

  • Act as a representative on behalf of Peer Spokane as needed with regards to community collaborations and events as assigned by the Program Manager.  This includes reporting back to the Program Manager with updates and for direction on how to proceed with our involvement.

  • Maintain clear communication with staff and volunteers.  This includes keeping the Program Manager updated on weekly schedules and copied on all-important communication.

  • Attend ongoing training programs offered to enhance the effectiveness of the role.

 

Required Qualifications
  • Must identify as someone in recovery from substance use disorder and/or mental health and in remission for a period of at least one year.

  • Must have great organizational, documenting, communication, and program development skills.

  • Ability to be an active listener by asking questions and reflecting on what is being said.

  • Proficient level of ability with computer software: Microsoft Office Products.

  • Ability to work both independently and under supervision.

  • Ability to maintain healthy boundaries with peers.

  • Ability to manage time effectively.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Established relationships with local community based organizations.

  • Previous experience working as a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) or willing to seek certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Must be trained and certified as a peer recovery coach through Peer Spokane/SHIFT, CCAR, or equivalent training model, or be trained within 6 months of hire.

                                               

 

FCS Supported Housing Addendum
  • Provide the Peer Spokane community education on FCS benefits and housing sustainability service components

  • Maintains referral intake data collection and assures timely follow-up

  • Provides supportive housing services as needed, including, but not limited to: housing assessments, identifying housing stabilization resources, lease rights and responsibilities, independent living skills development, landlord relations, and crisis management.

  • Develop expertise in the supportive housing arena by working with the Peer Spokane community care providers, service partners, and other resources regarding affordable housing and supportive wrap-around services

  • Maintain accurate records on provided services for verifiable billing. 

  • Document and communicate with members, agency, and community partners on case activity progress

  • Must be able to do outreach throughout Spokane County, including transportation necessary to provide supportive housing services (including direct transportation of clients as needed) and respond to individual case needs

  • Knowledge of Permanent Supportive Housing principles, tenant rights, and related resources

  • Knowledge of methods and procedures of providing outreach-based community support services to support client ability to maintain independent living situations

 

Additional Responsibilities

This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities.  In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the Peer Services Specialist will be responsible for any additional tasks that are assigned by the Program Manager.

 

Compensation
  • Pay Scale: $16.80 - $18.60 per hour DOE

  • Lifecycle pay range $16.80 - $21.24 per hour

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued hourly based on hours worked (equivalent to 3 wks/yr @ 40 hrs/wk)

  • 2 personal days in 2021 for start dates prior to 08/31/21

  • 12 paid holidays or worked with a shift premium

  • $100 monthly travel stipend

  • Corporate provided cell phone

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, WA Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Worker’s compensation; employee premiums covered by the employer at 100% for employee

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employer-Sponsored IRA with up to 3% employer match

 

Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply

 

  • BIPOC identified individuals

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals 

  • Veterans

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please bring your resume and cover letter to Peer Spokane at 425 W 1st Ave. If you are unable to come by in person please send the materials to jobs@peerspokane.org, by 5 pm Sunday, August 10th, 2021.

Title:                             Peer Services Specialist/ Front Desk Addendum – Volunteer Coordinator

Part/Full Time:             Full Time

Hourly/Salary:              Hourly

Reports to:                   Program Manager

Supervisory role:          No

                                                                                                        

 

General Summary

Peer emotional support is the foundation of the services provided by Peer Spokane. The ability to discuss struggles and successes related to experiences shared by another individual promotes healing and compliments traditionally accepted professional services in the healthcare system.  The role of the Peer Services Specialist is to work with individuals who are struggling with issues related to mental health, addiction and/or chronic illness. The Peer Services Specialist will be an accountability partner to help members plan, evaluate, and maintain their recovery journey by engaging in a positive, supportive relationship. The Peer Services Specialist is also responsible for demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust, and a positive outlook and optimizing client connection with a broad range of community-based services and natural supports.

 

Purpose/Vision/Mission

Peer Washington’s purpose is to provide peer emotional support and development services to:

  • Washington state residents impacted by temporary or chronic addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Target disparately impacted communities through site expansion operated as a dba of Peer Washington named for location and guided by a charter identifying the target community served.

  • Maintain safe space for members identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, or other sexual minorities at all our locations regardless of the target community.

  • Services shall be open to any person impacted by addiction, mental health, or HIV/AIDS; however, outreach for each site will be directed toward the community identified in the site charter.

  • Our work is done in a spirit of safety, trust, inclusiveness, and celebration of individual differences.

 

Peer Washington envisions a community of peers connected by shared experience in compassionate support of one another.

 

Peer Washington’s mission is to cultivate powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to those impacted by addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS.

 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work directly with the Program Manager to establish guidelines, best practices, client tracking, and expectations in the development and application of this position.

  • Work with members early in recovery from or living with substance use, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS challenges to provide support and referral services.

  • Provide intake services and case management for service contracts.

  • Maintain weekly contact with assigned clients.

  • Submit all data and other reporting in a timely fashion.

  • Develop relationships with community partners.

  • Attend all monthly Peer Coach Support Meetings.

  • Collaborate with Peer Spokane Peer Coaches as requested in providing support to their matches.

  • Respond to all phone calls and emails within 1 business day.

  • Act as a representative on behalf of Peer Spokane as needed with regards to community collaborations and events as assigned by the Program Manager.  This includes reporting back to the Program Manager with updates and for direction on how to proceed with our involvement.

  • Maintain clear communication with staff and volunteers.  This includes keeping the Program Manager updated on weekly schedules and copied on all-important communication.

  • Attend ongoing training programs offered to enhance the effectiveness of the role.

 

Required Qualifications
  • Must identify as someone in recovery from substance use and/or mental health challenges and in remission for a period of at least one year.

  • Must have great organizational, documenting, communication, and program development skills.

  • Ability to be an active listener by asking questions and reflecting on what is being said.

  • Proficient level of ability with computer software: Microsoft Office Products.

  • Ability to work both independently and under supervision.

  • Ability to maintain healthy boundaries with peers.

  • Ability to manage time effectively.

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Established relationships with local community-based organizations.

  • Previous experience working as a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) or willing to seek certification within 6 months of hire.

  • Must be trained and certified as a peer recovery coach through Peer Spokane/SHIFT, CCAR, or willing to within 6 months of hire.

 

Front Desk / Community Engagement / Volunteers
  • Provide exceptional experiences everyone entering the building by modeling Peer Recovery values

  • Coordinate front desk activities including communication re: schedules and site-specific guidelines with all volunteers and staff.

  • Assist in the creation and coordination of the Volunteer Program including recruitment, selection, training, retention/engagement, and recognition.

Compensation
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued hourly based on hours worked (equivalent to 3 wks./yr. @ 40 hrs./wk.)

  • 2 personal days in 2021 for start dates prior to 08/31/21.

  • 12 paid holidays or worked with a shift premium.

  • $100 monthly travel stipend

  • Corporate provided cell phone.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, WA Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Worker’s compensation; employee premiums covered by the employer at 100% for employee.

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employer Sponsored IRA with up to 3% employer match.

Additional Responsibilities

This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities.  In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the Peer Services Specialist will be responsible for any additional tasks that are assigned by the Program Manager.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please bring your resume and cover letter to Peer Spokane at 425 W 1st Ave. If you are unable to come by in person please send the materials to jobs@peerspokane.org, by 5 pm Sunday, August 10th, 2021.