Job Details

Peer Support Specialist - Blackburn Center

Central City Concern, Portland, OR. 97209

Job - Health

Close Date: 05/30/2019

Central City Concern’s (CCC) Blackburn Center is a new six-floor building in East Portland, Oregon (clinic and housing) that will give vulnerable people access to integrated housing, employment and health services, and provide support they need to stabilize and rebuild their lives.
CCC is hiring employees to help lift this project to national prominence. Known for innovative programming already, CCC now moves toward a first-of-its-kind operating model (including key changes such as centralized intake and integrated care teams) in a more diverse community and a landscape of new potential community partners. About 40 percent of East Portland’s population are immigrants and from communities of color. We strive to be a true reflection of the community and design our services and teams to achieve a culturally responsive place for our clients.
Our innovative, comprehensive services focuses on the whole person and their well-being. Our guiding principles drive this work to be:
person-centered
trauma informed
integrated; in collaboration with community partners
focused on diversity, equity and inclusion; and
sustainable for long-term success.
Join us in this innovative and impactful work! CCC values lived experience and multilingual individuals in its hiring practices. Training and advancement opportunities are embedded in our culture and staff members support one another in their professional endeavors.

TITLE: Blackburn Peer Support Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Blackburn Center
REPORTS TO: SUDS Clinical Manager
SALARY: $15.00-$17.33 Hourly
SCHEDULE: TBD

SUMMARY: The Blackburn Center is an innovative program that will offer integrated housing, health care, and employment services with the long term goal of eliminating homelessness. We seek to change how these services are delivered to all people, especially vulnerable populations.
This position will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team at the Blackburn Center to deliver comprehensive, person-centered, integrated services to the Portland Eastside community. The Peer Support Specialist provides recovery-oriented based services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer support, community integration and recovery-based relationships.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. GED or High school Diploma or ability to obtain within one year required.
2. PSS I Requires: Certified Recovery Mentor or Peer Support Specialist or ability to obtain certification within six months of hire.
3. PSS II Requires: Certified Recovery Mentor or Peer Support Specialist and a minimum of 1 year experience working as a certified Peer Support Specialist.
4. 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 programs (2 years). 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.
5. Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
6. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB Test, and background check. 7. The OAR prohibits A&D program staff from having within the previous 3 years a DUI conviction or diversion, a felony conviction, or a conviction under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
8. If using a vehicle for agency use, 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 coverage.
9. Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. Cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.
10. Must generally have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects and climb stairs, with reasonable or no accommodation.
11. Must adhere to all Agency non-discrimination policies.
12. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliations, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.

Check out the full job description and apply at:
http://www.ccconcern.org/jobs
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.

Complete details: http://www.ccconcern.org/jobs