Peer Position

Job Description

Title: Peer Position
Reports To: Project Director
Hours per week: 40

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. OR
  • In order to provide additional support and meaningful connection to clients, the Peer position will have lived experience of incarceration and successful reentry. Knowledge of managing a psychiatric disorder, and 12-step programs and all aspects of recovery from substance abuse is helpful.

Skills and Abilities

  • Work within a system of fully electronic record keeping and medical records assuring a comprehensive health history and up to date health and medication information is recorded in the consumer’s electronic health record
  • Must have valid California Driver’s license and the availability of a car with adequate insurance.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Program Director performs peer mentoring and case management functions.
  • Accompanies CCBHC participants to needed linkages/ resources in the community to provide support and ensure the linkage is made.
  • Conducts outreach to potential clients in jail system.
  • Provide or arrange for individual and group wellness services/presentations on topics such as smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise, weight management, and STD and substance abuse education.
  • Provide services for clients as a part of the CCBHC Team using evidenced based practices of CORS, SBIRT, Seeking Safety, Housing First, and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Provide services with a strong behavioral health recovery orientation, cultural sensitivity, and awareness of the unique needs of the population of focus; homeless persons with co-occurring disorder transitioning from jail to the community.
  • May be required to travel locally and out of state to participate in conferences, workshops and training.
  • To attend ongoing training as appropriate.
  • To perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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