Peer Support Specialist
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.
• 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.
• 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)
• 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 email@example.com