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Peer Support Specialist

Company: Lane County
Location: Eugene
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

About the PositionThis Peer Support Specialist will be part of a multidisciplinary team which includes a variety of behavioral health staff and interfaces extensively with Oregon State Hospital staff, municipal and circuit court staff, and law enforcement personnel. -The PSS will provide outreach and support to court mandated SPMI participants to help engage them in services and overcome barriers to participation in treatment. The PSS will assist with access/linkage to community resources such as housing, transportation, education and employment, as well as provide skills training. -They will be required to transport participants to appointments and activities and/or make home visits. -All of this work will be documented to OAR and clinic standards using our EHR.About the DivisionLane County Behavioral Health provides services to more than 1,600 individuals with behavioral health conditions. We work with community partners to provide a continuum of care from prevention through treatment and aftercare in an environment that promotes a culture of resilience and recovery. -Schedule: -Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm -*This is an AFSCME represented position*TrainingEquivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.Experience

  • Six (6) months of paid or unpaid experience as a peer advocate in a mental health system is preferred.
  • Experience facilitating group and participating on committees is preferred.Studies have shown that women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role. -Special Requirements
    • Possession of a valid driver's license at time of application and a valid Oregon Driver's License by the time of appointment.
    • State of Oregon Peer Support Specialist certification.
    • A Peer Support Specialist must be:
    • A self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; OR
    • A self-identified person in recovery from a substance use disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and drug treatment programs; OR
    • A family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services.
      • Will be asked to discuss recovering experiences during interview process.
      • Completion of state approved 40 hour Peer Delivered Services training prior to employment
      • PSS Certification by time of application
      • CV/Resume
      • NPI
      • Immune record/TB test within 10 days of hire -Notes:As part of the screening process, Lane County will verify licensure status. - -This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. -Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.In accordance with county policy, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical or religious exception, prior to starting work.Job Requirements:Equal Employment OpportunityLane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. -All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job. -Trauma Informed Care StatementLane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. -As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. -Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. -Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.Veteran Preference Information - -Strategic PlanIn alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions. -The - -focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Keywords: Lane County, Eugene , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Eugene, Oregon

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