PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST
The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) works as a member of the interdisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT), and provides recovery based wellness coaching to individuals with mental health challenges being served within the outpatient and/or residential facility, or with individuals in the community. This position involves participation and implementation of program goals and objectives by providing a set of non-clinical activities that will promote a strengths-based, wellness-informed, person centered approach to assisting individuals in achieving their personal goals, while supporting a trauma-informed care environment. With the high prevalence of trauma among individuals receiving mental health services, it is required the Peer Support Specialist understand the effects of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of the lives of those we serve. The Peer Support Specialist will advocate for the individual and motivate them to pursue their individual wellness journey.
- A completed Peer Support Specialist training in mental health approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).
- A Traditional Healthcare Worker (THW) certification is required in addition and must be kept current and in compliance with the OAR's.
- Position requires experience as a former or current user of mental health services.
- Must self-disclose as a current or former user of behavioral health services and must have personal experience with recovery.
- Some work experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental health challenges is preferred.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Operate computer hardware and software (including Electronic Health Record software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions.
- Enter and retrieve data.
- Prepare simple reports and progress notes.
Must have access to a personal vehicle and be comfortable transporting clients in a community setting. Possess a valid driver's license, three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.
To review and/or apply directly, please use the link below:
To view information about benefits, applying and our FAQs, visit our careers page at (www.cascadiabhc.org/careers)
Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org