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Mental Health Peer Support Specialist .50 FTE

Central City Concern, Portland, OR.

Job - Health

Close Date: 02/28/2019

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: Mental Health Peer Support Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Old Town Recovery Center
SCHEDULE: Monday-Wednesday 8:00am-1:00pm, Friday 8:00am-1:00pm
SALARY: $15.00-$16.50 hourly

SUMMARY: The Living Room is a drop-in/day program serving adults with mental health and/or substance-use challenges. The Living Room is a peer-led and peer-ran program offering milieu-based services to any client receiving Services from the Old Town Recovery Center, and contribute to a client's ability to engage in ongoing treatment while enhancing self-agency, empowerment and healing modalities.
The Mental Health Peer Support Specialist provides recovery-oriented milieu-based services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer support, community integration and recovery-based relationships.

1. Must have a High School Diploma or GED or be actively pursuing.
2. Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) preferred
a. Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences field or
b. a combination of at least three year's work, education, training or experience in chemical
dependency and/or mental health services preferred.
3. Must be a self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; or a selfidentified
person in recovery from a substance use, who meets the abstinence requirements for
recovery staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs; or a family member of an individual who
is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services. 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 mental health and substance use challenges.
4. Must be certified by an Oregon State Addictions & Mental Health approved training as a Mental Health
Peer Support Specialist at time of hire or able to obtain within six (6) months.
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. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check. This includes clearance by
the DHS Background Check Unit.
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
9. If in recovery, must be able to document continuous abstinence under independent living conditions
or recovery housing for the immediate past two years.
10. Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects. Able to climb stairs
several times a day.
11. Must adhere to agency's non-discrimination policies.
12. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients 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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