Part-Time, may include some evening and weekends
Grant funded through 6/30/17 with continued funding anticipated
Program: Housing Outreach
Responsibilities: The Housing Peer Specialist will provide direct service, including engaging the individual in the hospital and in the community; accompanying the individual to medical and behavioral appointments as well as social events; role-modeling how to meet people and resolve crises; helping the individual develop and use a WRAP plan; and making regular contact with the individual in person, over the phone, and electronically. The Housing Peer Specialist will be ready and able to share their personal story of recovery in a way that assists the individual who is being served.
Requirements: Personal experience as a recipient of mental health services and navigating the mental health system. Minimum of 2 years of experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses. Advocacy of two or more years, preferred. Completion of Peer Advocacy Training Course preferred but not required. Ability to engage clients through the development of a therapeutic relationship; to deal with crisis situations and adapt to new or changing conditions and to work as a team and participate in a group process of goal setting and problem solving. Good verbal and written communication skills. Deep understanding of recovery process and principles of person-centered planning. Comfort going into the community, meeting individuals on inpatient units and in residences. Knowledge of community resources and mental health services. Proficiency with Electronic Health Records preferred. Experience working with a diverse population. Valid driver’s license and ability to drive program vehicles.
Due to the high number of applicants, only successful candidates will be notified.