Job Openings

Current job openings:

 

(1) Peer Services Specialist

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:

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

  2. 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 nonconforming or other sexual minorities at all our locations regardless of the target community.

  1. 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.

  2. 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, and expectations in the development and application of this new position.

  • 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 on-going 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.

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

  • Must be trained and certified as a peer recovery coach through Peer WA, CCAR, or equivalent training model. 

  • Must have experience working as a peer recovery coach.

  • 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

  • Previous experience working as a Family Peer Partner

  • 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

  • Collaborate with site staff and agency-wide staff on the development and/or deepening of peer support for family members

  • 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

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

  • 3 personal days in 2021 for start dates prior to 04/30/2021

  • 12 paid holidays

  • $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

 

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

 

*Please Note
  • The deadline for email submission of cover letter and resume is 5:00 pm, March 21, 2021

  • Incomplete and late submissions will not be reviewed

  • 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