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Title:                             Peer Services Specialist – Spokane County Peer Support Network & Groups

Part/Full Time:             Full Time, Hourly (Term Limited)

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.

 

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

  • 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/ Site Director 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.

  • Certified Peer Counselor (CPC)

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

  • 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.

  • Must have a driver’s license and reliable transportation

  • Ability to maintain healthy boundaries with peers.

  • Ability to manage time effectively.

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date

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

  • Previous experience working as a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC)

                                               

Peer Support Network – Peer Support Groups Addendum
  • Create, market, and operate the Spokane County Peer Support Network

  • Serve as the liaison between the pilot project and Priority Spokane

  • Provide general support to Spokane area Peer Support Specialists

  • Serve as the representative of the Spokane County Peer Support Network locally and statewide

  • Create and maintain a contact list of Spokane County Peer Support Specialists.

  • Create and maintain a contact list for all Spokane County organizations employing Peer Support Specialists.

  • Utilize the survey and feedback results already received and actively work with area Peer Support Specialists to identify major goals of the Spokane County Peer Support Network.

  • Develop a Peer Support Advisory Board to support and advise the work of the network to include a Priority Spokane representative.

  • Provide monthly contact with area Peer Support Specialists and organizations via an appropriate method as identified by conversations with the to-be-developed Spokane County Peer Support Network. Assure cultural sensitivity and equitable access.

  • In coordination with Peer Support Advisory Board, hold four (4) networking and support events for the Spokane County Peer Support Network.  Each event shall include a minimum of one (1) educational element and will provide equitable access and assure cultural sensitivity.

  • Reporting: Provide a monthly written report to Priority Spokane regarding progress on deliverables.  As requested, attend Priority Spokane meetings and provide updates.

  • Maintain and provide support to the Peer Support Groups at Peer Spokane

  • Development with members new groups

 

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)

  • 1 personal day in 2021, 3 per year thereafter

  • 13 paid holidays or worked with a shift premium

  • $100 monthly travel stipend or parking pass if eligible

  • 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

  • Lived experience with addiction and/or mental illness and in recovery for at least 1 year

  • BIPOC identified individuals (Black Indious Persons of Color)

  • 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 , position is open until filled.
 

Title:                        Peer Services Specialist – Family Navigator 

Part/Full Time:        Full Time / Term Limited Temporary

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 – Family Navigator is to work with family members of individuals who are struggling with issues related to mental health, addiction and/or chronic illness. The Peer Services Specialist – Family Navigator will be an accountability partner to help family members plan, evaluate, and maintain their recovery journey by engaging in a positive supportive relationship. The Peer Services Specialist – Family Navigator is also responsible for demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust and a positive outlook and optimizing member 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 a.

b. 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. c. 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. d. 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. e. 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, member tracking.

  • Work with family members supporting loved ones that are 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 members.

  • Submit data and other reporting in a timely fashion.

  • Develop relationships with community partners.

  • Attend all monthly staff meetings.

  • Collaborate with other peers as requested in providing support to family members.

  • 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 a family member of someone in recovery from substance use disorder and/or mental health and in remission for a period of at least one year.

  • Family Member is self-defined (relatives and loved ones)

  • Must have a driver’s license and insurance with reliable transportation.

  • 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.

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date

 

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

  • Certified as a peer recovery coach through Peer WA, CCAR or willing to seek certification within 6months of hire.

  • Previous experience providing resource support and referrals 

  • Familiarity with services such as 1:1 coaching, group support, Supported Employment/Supportive Housing, Resource referral, etc.

 

Family Navigator Addendum
  • Identify appropriate community support resources to refer and/or link family members with

  • Recruit, mentor, and support family members to be trained as volunteer family navigators 

  • Provide direct peer navigation and resource linkage support to family members as needed

  • Maintain accurate records on service output 

  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality during communication with family members, agencies, and community partners

  • Knowledge of methods and procedures of providing outreach-based community support services 

 

Additional Responsibilities

This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. In addition to the responsibilities listed above, additional tasks may be assigned by the Program Manager.

 

Compensation
  • Hiring Pay: $16.80 – $18.60 per hour DOE

  • Lifecycle Pay Range: $16.80 – $21.24

  • 120 hours of paid time off (PTO) per year based on a 40-hour work schedule.

  • 3 paid personal days per year, adjusted based on the time of year you were hired. (1 day for 2021)

  • 13 paid holidays

  • $100 monthly travel stipend

  • Work Cell phone through AT&T Premier

  • Employee Assistance Program through Wellspring

  • SIMPLE IRA through Charles Schwab with an employer match of up to 3%

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@peerspokane.org.

Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply:
  • Lived experience with addiction and/or mental illness and in recovery for at least 1 year

  • BIPOC identified individuals

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals

  • Veterans

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.

  • 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 be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to start date.

  • 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.

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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
  • 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.)

  • 3 personal days

  • 13 paid holidays or worked with a shift premium.

  • $100 monthly parking pass

  • 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.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@peerspokane.org.

Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply:
  • Lived experience with addiction and/or mental illness and in recovery for at least 1 year

  • BIPOC identified individuals

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals

  • Veterans