Peer Support Specialist - Pre-Treatment Program
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Central City Concern (CCC) helps people to end or avoid
homelessness and build healthy, housed, resilient and engaged
lives. CCC's approach addresses both the systemic causes of
homelessness and the individual factors that can reinforce it. We
help our clients overcome barriers such as lack of affordable
housing, health care and living-wage jobs, systemic racism, mental
health challenges, chronic health conditions, substance use
disorders, and time spent in the justice system. Everything we do
rests on our foundational belief in the restorative power of human
connection and dignity.
Pre-Treatment is an innovative peer-led and trauma-informed
Community Healing Center that fosters holistic recovery for
individuals waiting for access to behavioral health treatment,
and/or working to overcome barriers to readiness for treatment. The
program is a two year pilot with the intended goal to build trust,
connection and collaboration, and increase emotional resiliency
before a client engages in behavioral health treatment. Services
Screening for social determinants of health needs and connecting
participants to resources
Connecting participants to a physical health provider
Skills coaching, mindfulness, and stress management
Groups dedicated to sober living and healing
Psychoeducation and orientation
The Pre-Treatment Team will be made up of five (5) dedicated
full-time employees, including:
Two (2) Peer Support Specialists
Two (2) SUDS Counselors
One (1) Peer Supervisor
This Team will be responsible for implementing this new program
within Old Town Recovery Center (OTRC) and Blackburn Center. The
Team will work together to build client readiness and motivation
for behavioral health treatment though crisis management, substance
misuse and mental health education, group therapy, and connection
to affordable housing, employment, and educational opportunities.
They are also responsible for actively leading program development
and identifying opportunities for improvement, including but not
limited to: peer-led healing and recovery groups, routine events
through the year, and more.
The Peer Support Specialist will provide recovery-oriented services
to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer support,
community integration and recovery-based relationships.
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Work as a member of the Pre-Treatment team to deliver
comprehensive, client centered, and trauma informed integrated
Exemplify recovery principles in order to show by example that
recovery is possible and attainable. Provide high quality peer
support; share their own recovery story as appropriate.
Staff the Blackburn Center and Old Town Recovery Center when open
to clients to offer support and consistency in day-to-day operation
of the program.
Monitor for disruptive behaviors, set boundaries and engage
positively with clients and model recovery-based relationships,
supporting staff and client safety in CCC spaces.
Work with clients on specific objectives in conjunction with the
client's case manager and/or counselor.
Work with Peer Supervisor to develop and support new and ongoing
programming including but not limited to: peer-led healing and
recovery groups, routine events throughout the year.
Attend and positively participate in required team, agency, and
interdisciplinary meetings and regular supervision.
Cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with clients,
staff, and other community partners.
Identify and facilitate clients' access to community resources.
Work to increase individual peer competencies and CCC peer services
Ensure timely completion of all required paperwork, maintain client
Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and
competency regarding person centered and peer delivered
PSS I Requires: Certified Recovery Mentor or Peer Support
PSS II Requires: Certified Recovery Mentor or Peer Support
Specialist, and a minimum of 1 year experience working as a
certified Peer Support Specialist.
Must be registered with Traditional Health Workers Registry prior
to start date.
Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
Must have CPR training and certification.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check
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
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.
Must have current CPR certification prior to start.
Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our
Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the
time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of
4.25% in your 1st year, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd
10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the
Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability
Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and
Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with
applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for
employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual
requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC
to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to
address prior criminal convictions.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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