Transitional Emergency Shelter Peer Support Specialist
Transitional Emergency Shelter Peer Support Specialist Step Range: 9 ($34,912) – 28 ($61,218) Regular – Full -Time
POSITION OBJECTIVES The Transitional Emergency Shelter Peer Support Specialist (PSS) works as a member of the TEH team to provide outreach, recovery support, identification, referral, and other community-based supportive services to Native Americans/Alaskan Natives who are impacted by substance abuse, mental illness, or incarceration.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Support behavioral health treatment, recovery support, and prevention and promotion efforts; actively work to promote alcohol & drug free lifestyles, mental health promotion, and stigma reduction. 2. Collaborate with TES Case Manager and TES team, agencies, client’s support networks, and community providers to address the social support needs of clients. 3. Develop professional relationships with organizations, providers, community leaders, and advocacy groups.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES The ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all records and adhere to the standards for all health record-keeping, HIPAA and Privacy Act requirements. Must have lived experience and success in treatment, managing, and overcoming Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health Illness, and/or exposure to the judicial system. Must have knowledge of and ability to work cooperatively with persons living in culturally, socially and economically disadvantaged communities. Emphasis will be given for positive experience in working with the cultural, economic and social aspects of Native American service populations.