Certified Peer Counselor Supervisor

2 days ago
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Behavioral Health- Vancouver
USD $20.50/Hr.




We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity.



Certified Peer Counselor Supervisors provide direct supervision and therapeutic support to peers, collaborating with clinical partners to support the assessment of youth safety in the home and community.  Certified Peer Counselor Supervisors have an essential role in safety management for the youth and families served, having responsibility to supervise peers in their assessment and support of at-risk youth in their homes.  Certified Peer Counselor supervisors work with family and youth peers to provide clinical training and quality assurance for all peer services including:  advocacy for youth needs, assisting youth in verbalizing areas of physical and emotional risk and communicating those risks to their clinical team.   They represent peer voice and CCS Family Behavioral Health values in the organization and community.



  • Supervise Peers to assess service activities and therapeutic options for families they serve that will contribute to their healing and support and assist the peer to communicate that information to the treatment team.
  • As part of the clinical treatment team, review and analyze the Treatment plan and make suggestions for improvement/ modifications related to peer participation. Assure Therapist is contacted for coordination of behavioral health care with peer supports when needed.
  • Oversee/Supervise team of Peer Counselors serving in high risk behavioral health interventions (families).
  • Provide support for safety by Identifying high-risk, clinically complex circumstances involving the Peer Counselors and notify necessary stakeholders (Clinical Supervisor, Manager/Director). Provide peer supervision to assess acuity and immediate risk/need and with clinical team, determine the most appropriate response.
  • In collaboration with the Clinical Supervisor, Therapist, Peers and other key team members, consult and determine the role and participation of a Peer involvement with a family.
  • Actively participate as part of the Site Clinical Leadership Team, including attending weekly consultation and clinical treatment team reviews.
  • Provide hands on field coaching and mentoring to Peers, including responding to crisis situations whenever needed.
  • Serve as Peer Counselor in higher risk/more complex clinical interventions.
  • Provide community leadership for peer led recovery services by actively working in the community to articulate the peer role in community meetings and with important stakeholders.


  • Certified Peer Counselor Credential (per WAC 388-865-0107).
  • Lived experience as youth who was involved in the mental health or other child-serving systems/Parent of a special-needs child who has been a recipient of community services within the past five years.
  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • At least 1 year of experience providing peer support services.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and respond in crisis situations.
  • Leadership qualities/ demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
  • Pass background check through DSHS and Washington State Patrol.
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
  • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
  • Washington State Counselor Registration (HIV/AIDS training required).
  • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy (required to provide current driving abstract).
  • To teach de-escalation skills as well as or to respond in person, as needed.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing services.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural.


  • A. or B.A. in social sciences, social services or mental health field background.
  • Three years relevant experience with social services and mental health agencies to working with people who need assistance.


Catholic Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.


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