Peer Support Specialist
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Open Until Filled (Seniority Bid Close Date: 5/9/22)
Since 1979, the Portland community has trusted Central City Concern
(CCC) to help people create meaningful, long-term change. Every
year, we serve more than 13,000 people experiencing or at risk of
homelessness with affordable and supportive housing,
person-centered health care, addiction recovery and employment
assistance. By providing health care, housing and jobs, CCC is
ending homelessness in Portland and helping people achieve their
CCC's Housing Rapid Response ("HRR") program is seeking a Peer
Support Specialist to join our team!
Pay rate: $17.50/hr
Schedule: Full time, Sunday - Thursday. (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday: 11:00am - 7:30pm. Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm.)
The Peer Support Specialist provides a variety of recovery-oriented
services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer
supports, in order to promote greater independence, community
integration and recovery from mental illness and/or addiction.
Services provided by peers (people in addiction recovery or with
co-occurring mental health disorders) include a wide range of
supports, services, and advocacy that contribute to a client's
ability to engage in ongoing treatment.
The Successful Candidate:
You are a skilled relationship-builder and can partner
collaboratively with internal care teams and outreach partners to
ensure clients are receiving the care they need. You are passionate
about ensuring your relationships with clients and program staff
are strong and built on trust. You are able to learn how to
intervene in crises in a clinically and culturally appropriate way.
You are able to consider the impacts of structural racism,
oppression, and individual bias when making decisions.
Duties to Include:
Work with clients to identify wellness and recovery goals.
Exemplifies recovery principles in order to show by example that
recovery is possible and attainable. Share their own recovery story
as appropriate, and walks the road of recovery alongside the
Work with clients on specific objectives in conjunction with the
case manager and the client's ISSP.
Attend and positively participate in required team, agency, and
Coordinate and consult with other team members to keep team
informed of issues and progress
Ensure timely completion of all required paperwork.
Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and
competency regarding Person Centered and Peer Delivered
Document all peer contact at time of service.
Work with HRR Leadership team to develop and support new
Participate in group supervision as required.
Support clients in establishing community integration, including,
but not limited to accessing recovery meetings, faith-based
support, clean and sober recreation, etc., in their
Facilitate activity groups.
Coordinate pro-social activities in the community.
Provide support with transporting identified clients from their
homes to the office for groups, individual sessions or other
appointments in the community. Assist in developing skills with
public transportation as appropriate.
Certified Recovery Mentor or Peer Support Specialist or ability to
obtain certification prior to start.
Must be a self-identified person in recovery from a substance use
or co-occurring mental health disorder, who meets the abstinence
requirements for recovery staff in alcohol and other drug treatment
HRR Graduates preferred.
Must be registered with Traditional Health Workers Registry.
At least two year's work, education, training or experience in
chemical dependency or mental health treatment preferred.
Must be able to provide peer delivered services as described in
If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence
under independent living conditions or recovery housing for the
immediate past two years.
Must possess a current driver's license, access to a vehicle,
qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in Central City
Concern's Fleet Safety policy. Must pass an initial drivers
training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued
recertification training. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage
of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits
package to our employees!
Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the
time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of
4.25% in your 1st year, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd
10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the
Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability
Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and
Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with
applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for
employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual
requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC
to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to
address prior criminal convictions.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Associated topics: deskside, front desk, information technology,
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Keywords: Central City Concern, Portland , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Portland, Oregon
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