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WISe Family Peer Partner in Chehalis, Washington, US at Community Integrated Health Services

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

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Position Overview               

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be a part of dynamic team providing individualized wraparound services in the community? Great Rivers Behavioral Health Agency (BHA) is excited to announce the WISe Family Peer Partner position. The WISe Family Peer Partner will meet with families in their homes, agency, and community settings, and will work collaboratively with the WISe Case Manager and community members. The WISe Family Peer Partner also provides essential expertise and consultation to Great Rivers staff and promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help. All Team Members are eligible for competitive benefits, while working for an organization that promotes learning and development opportunities, flexible scheduling, and a supportive work/life balance.



Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides client services necessary for the continuity of client care, to include, but not limited to consultation, supervision, referrals, and correspondence.
  • Document individual in services progress and maintain a permanent record of activity according to the agency's established methods and procedures.
  • Contribute to the program's ongoing evaluation of individual in service’s mental illness symptoms and individual in service’s response to treatment. Shares observations and concerns with WISe Team Members for consultation and direction and takes appropriate action.
  • Use personal experience of raising a youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs to earn the respect of families and establish a trusting relations that is valued by the family.
  • Ensure the family is heard and their individual needs are being addressed and met
  • Work with WISe Case Manager to identify family support, peer support or other system and community resources that can assist the youth and family with exercising their voice in the CFT process if needed.
  • Assist and support individual in services to have and effectively use a personal primary care physician and dentist, and eye doctor, if applicable.
  • Organize and lead individual and group social and recreational activities to help individual in services structure their time, increase social experiences, and provide opportunities to practice social skills.
  • Participates in a unit team and provides team coverage.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education Requirements: High School

Salary Range: $30,000 - $40,000 annually

 

Job Requirements



Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Washington State Peer Specialist Certification.
  • Experiences associated with individuals with mental health disorders.
  • Enthusiasm for peer support and the belief that recovery is possible.
  • Ability to form trusting and reciprocal relationships.
  • Proficient in computer use and applications commonly used or applied in this field/trade/position for the development of reports, documents, presentations and access/utilize databases for care management and Microsoft Office software.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under state and federal contracts.


Preferred Qualifications

  • College coursework in counseling, social science, or related field.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working as a peer, preferably in a behavioral health setting.

Benefits Package currently includes:  Health package (medical, dental, orthodontia, life, long term disability, vision, and prescription coverage); paid observed holidays; Personal Time Off (PTO); employee assistance program; and PERS retirement program through the State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems.  Voluntary benefits include:  additional life and accident insurance; short term disability; flexible spending accounts; and deferred compensation.