Peer Support Specialist

April, 10, 2018

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position’s duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide outreach to Eugene Mission guests who are engaged case management services assisting them in overcoming barriers to achieving sustainable, independent living.
• Assist guests in developing personal recovery and wellness goals and offer support, encouragement and hope.
• Appropriately share personal experiences and model effective self-help strategies.
• Maintain a personal recovery program, if appropriate, as well as model recovery-appropriate behavior.

Responsibilities/Tasks:

• Offer empathetic listening to guests as they share their struggles.
• Assist with access/linkage to the community resources (i.e., housing, transportation, education, and employment) outlined in their case management treatment plan.
• Transport consumers to appointments and activities as directed by case manager.
• Co-facilitate or lead groups.
• Participate in Staff Reviews in cooperation with other staff team members in scheduled or spontaneous reviews of guests.
• Provide feedback from guests’ perspective to the management, provider, and treatment teams relative to the impact and effectiveness of provided services.
• Utilize Service Point software and other electronic recordkeeping to document to clinical and department standards.
• Report metrics to Supportive Services Director for grant, management, and Board reporting purposes.
• Make referrals to the Eugene Mission Life Change Program if appropriate.

Education, Skills, and/or Work Experience Requirements:

A Peer Support Specialist must be:

• Self-Identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; OR
• Self-Identified person in recovery from a substance use disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff at the Eugene Mission (3 years) OR
• Family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services.
• Able to meet Eugene Mission employment criteria.
• Able to build rapport with clients and demonstrate empathy from a Trauma Informed Care worldview.

Educational Requirement:

• Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
• Completion of State approved Peer Delivered Services training.
• A demonstrated passion for service and advocacy regarding the issues surrounding homelessness and poverty.
• Character reflects attitude of humility, honesty, and integrity.
• Good organization skills for time management and delegation of tasks.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Capable of writing clear goals and objectives with each client and maintain case notes.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects.
• Ability to work well within a team under stressful conditions.
• Proficiency at thinking through complex problems to arrive at workable solutions
• Valid Oregon Driver’s license and clean driving record (ability to be covered by Mission vehicle insurance)

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance.
• Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a computer
• Ability to walk, bend, stoop, and lift moderate weights (20 lbs) on occasion
• Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone

Schedule: M-F (40 hours) – 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or M-Th (40 hours) – 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Salary Range: $12.75 – $15.75

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter to hr@eugenemission.org

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 23:22