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Peer Support Specialist II

Central City Concern, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/13/2018

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, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens.

TITLE: Peer Support Specialist II
DEPARTMENT: Imani Center
SALARY: $14.28-$15.71/Hour DOE
SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

SUMMARY: The Peer Support Specialist II supports recovering and formerly homeless African American clients of CCC programs by providing advocacy, mentoring, and other support. The (PSS II) Peer Support Specialist II works as a member of a multidisciplinary team that provides mental health and addictions outpatient treatment services. The PSS II will engage in outreach activities with community partners and individuals to facilitate referrals, with a primary focus on accessing services to meet the treatment and recovery needs of African Americans. The PSS II will provide peer support to assist individual clients in developing recovery support within the African American community. Preference may be given to applicants who also hold a CADC, in which case, the PSS II may also facilitate alcohol and drug assessments, treatment planning, group and individual treatment sessions.

1. High school diploma or GED required.
2. Peer Support Specialist or Certified Recovery Mentor required.
3. CADC, CIT, or QMHA (Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences or a combination of at least 3 year's work, education, training, or experience in chemical dependency or mental health treatment) preferred.
4. Engaged in African American culture. Knowledge of African American history and cultures.
5. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
6. Must be able to provide peer delivered services as described in Medicaid guidelines.
7. Excellent reading, writing, and comprehension skills preferred.
8. Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork.
9. Ability to navigate comfortably with a computer system and having knowledge of how to use various types of software (Microsoft word, Excel, etc).
10. Education and experience sufficient to succeed, carry out responsibilities, and demonstrate the skills and abilities as described.
11. Must be a self-identified person in recovery from a substance use disorder or co-occurring mental health disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovery staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs (2years). Person must identify on the application or cover letter how they have "lived" personal experience leading to an understanding of the needs of persons with substance abuse and mental health issues.
12. Must have a high tolerance for ambiguity and change.
13. Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. Cell phone will be provided.
14. Must have non-violent de-escalation training or equivalent (or complete within 60 days of hire.)
15. Must possess a current driver's 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.
16. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB Test, and background check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check Unit.
17. Must adhere to agency's non-discrimination policies.
18. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and patients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, life-styles and sexual orientations and treat individuals with respect and dignity.

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Central City Concern 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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