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Certified Peer Support Specialist

Company: ColumbiaCare Services
Location: Junction City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


ColumbiaCare Services is a Behavioral Health Care Provider subject to OAR 333-019-1010 , which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption in accordance with the rule.

What We Offer
Enjoy our many benefits and incentives including:

Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans
Flexible Spending Account
Generous Vacation and Sick time
Whole Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program
Professional development and training opportunities
100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match
Holiday Pay (9)
Paid Personal Growth Hours
Paid Time Off for Mental Health
Company Paid Life Insurance
Spontaneous & Longevity Bonuses
Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Tobacco Cessation Program

For more details about our benefits, visit our website !

About the Job
We have an opening for a Certified Residential Peer Support Specialist . This position will support three Secure Residential Treatment programs on OSH Junction City Hospital's campus. The Peer Support Specialist will meet each new resident at admission to the program and support the individual in feeling welcome, answer their questions, provide compassionate support, and guide them in articulating any self-determined goals they may want to work on while at the residential treatment facility. The position will engage in one-to-one conversations with residents to build trust, utilize strategic self-disclosure to build connection and normalize mental health challenges, and support individuals in connecting with community peer support systems. This position will facilitate and coordinate peer groups where residents can discuss their unique recovery stories and challenges. In addition, the Residential Support Specialist will receive crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques. If you have experience working as a Peer Support Specialist or facilitating recovery-oriented conversations or groups, then this position may be a great fit for you!

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 6:30pm (Full Time Day)

What You'll Make
$20.00-$24.00 per hour DOE/Credentials.
Additional 5% Language Differential offered for Bilingual or Multilingual candidates (Spanish/English desired).

About the Program
This position will support McKenzie Ridge, Madrone Ridge, and Manzanita Ridge. These programs are state-licensed Secure Residential Treatment Facilities (SRTF's), and each serve up to 8 adults who require Aid and Assist services. Clients receive restoration services, competency assessments, mental health rehabilitation services, and personal care supports in a secure residential setting. The facilities are located on the OSH Junction City Hospital campus.

ColumbiaCare Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

What You'll Need
The following qualifications are REQUIRED :
Must have personal experience with mental health challenges
Must be Certified and Registered through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) as a Peer Support Specialist or Peer Wellness Specialist .
The ideal candidate will be familiar with the criminal justice system and restrictive environments (inpatient, outpatient, etc.).

Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon driver's license, maintain a safe driving record, and have the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check.

About Us
ColumbiaCare Services is a non-profit, behavioral health and Veteran's service agency offering a full spectrum of programming to help people get better. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of individuals who are in the business of changing people's lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings. We promote the whole health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. We value and honor diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality, Veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We seek applicants who can demonstrate experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who will contribute to our mission, vision, and core values.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; therefore, we invite individuals from all walks of life to apply. We strive to deliver equitable employment best practices and opportunities for all, from recruitment, to interviewing and hiring, to our retention activities, promotions, and training and growth opportunities. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status as well as bilingual and/or bicultural applicants.


Keywords: ColumbiaCare Services, Eugene , Certified Peer Support Specialist, Other , Junction City, Oregon

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