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Peer Support Specialist

Central City Concern, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 05/28/2017

Central City Concern is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. CCC provides many services, such as addiction treatment, employment, housing, mental health, primary care, and other related culturally specific services, to a diverse population. As an agency deeply rooted in recovery we have a keen interest in promoting and maintaining a Drug & Alcohol-Free Workplace. As part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace we conduct post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.

***Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume to their application in order to be considered for this opportunity**

TITLE: Peer Support Specialist/HOPE
DEPARTMENT: Supportive Housing
REPORTS TO: HOPE Program Supervisor
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
SALARY: $17.00/per hour
SUMMARY: The HOPE program is a permanent housing project that places highly vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals and families into scattered-site apartments around the Portland Metro area. It is a housing first model and does not require clients to meet sobriety or income requirements before obtaining housing. It is a collaborative project with community partners NARA, TPI, JOIN, and Cascadia. The Peer Support Specialist works independently and as a member of a team to provide community and home/facility based health, recovery, and housing support services to individuals who are chronically homeless and whose health mental health and socioeconomic issues prevent them from accessing housing on their own. The Peer Support Specialist works in collaboration with Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) HOPE staff to connect participants to social services, primary care, housing placement, and connections in the community that support housing and wellness retention. The Peer Support Specialist is a HOPE participant’s support person in navigating their path out of homelessness.

1. High School or GED required.
2. Must be a certified recovery mentor or peer support specialist or be able to complete within one year.
3. Must have experience with issues involving homelessness, health, mental health, and addictions issues.
4. Experience working with Native American/Alaska Native population desired.
5. If a recovering chemically dependent person must be in a program of recovery and able to provide documentation of sobriety a minimum of two years.
6. Flexible work schedule required, including some evening and weekend work.
7. Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. The cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.
8. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check.
9. Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects.
10. Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
11. Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks.
12. Must possess a current drivers license, pass a DMV background check and be designated an “acceptable” driver as outlined 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.
13. Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
14. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients who have diverse ethnic or cultural backgrounds, religious views, political affiliations, lifestyles and sexual orientation and treat each person with respect and dignity.

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***Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume to their application in order to be considered for this opportunity.***

CCC is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other protected class. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation can contact the Human Resources department at 503-294-1681.

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