• Peer Navigator GHABH

    Job Locations US-WA-Aberdeen
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/19/2018 6:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral Health
    USD $15.92/Hr.
  • Overview

    $15.92 to $17.62 HR/DOE


    Residential setting that enables individuals with chronic mental health issues to utilize resources available to them via internal, external agency, system and community partners.


    Peer Specialists share their lived experience with individuals to create supportive relationships based on trust and respect in an effort to increase empowerment and hope, improve personal success, provide opportunity for integration into the community, build linkages to needed community resources and begin to establish natural community supports. Work occurs in residential or community setting with individuals with chronic mental health issues (including dual diagnosis). They work as a team member with other agency, system, and community partners.  Peer Specialists help consumers voice their own perspective and assure others are able to understand that perspective.  They represent a consumer orientation and perspective in all internal and external agency activities.



    Universal job skills: All CCS employees will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Communicate role, responsibility and agency philosophy in order to assure mutual respect, confidence and trust with the consumer and other stakeholders.
    • Provide non-judgmental, unconditional support to the consumer.
    • Assess for immediate safety and stabilization needs.
    • Customize helping approaches to fit the consumer’s uniqueness, personality, culture and interest.
    • Report relevant information to the right people at the right time.
    • Maintain a focus on strengths, needs and creative solutions.
    • Utilize the consumer’s expertise in problem solving and solution seeking.
    • Work interdependently with others toward common goals.
    • Respond to consumer’s needs in a timely fashion.
    • Complete required documentation within established timeframes.
    • Instill hope for the future by communicating and behaving with confidence and reassurance.
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other team members to manage triangulation and potential conflicts.

    Welcome, Engagement and Assessment: The skilled Peer Navigator will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Dialogue with consumers and relate personal experience that will assist in building trust with them.
    • Assess and review the consumer’s ability to communicate their own position and preferences.
    • Reassure and communicate hopefulness to consumers and that “they are not in this alone.”

     Individualized Service Planning: Utilizing motivational interviewing strategies, the skilled Peer Navigator will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Assist the consumer in assessing options.
    • Reach agreement with consumers about activities that will contribute to healing and support and assist in communicating that to others

        Implementing Services: The skilled Peer Navigator will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Provide a range of supportive/helpful interventions and activities as agreed to with the consumer and documented in the plan.
    • Adapt activities and interventions to enhance focus on strengths, needs and creativity without changing the basic nature of agreements and plan.
    • Assist consumers in analyzing progress toward vision and goals and encourage their feedback to their team.
    • Communicate ideas by using own life as a learning and teaching tool (when helpful to consumer and plan).
    • Communicate progress and concerns to the appropriate co-workers.
    • Participate in continuous improvement efforts by sharing perspectives in agency activities such as Quality Improvement reviews, staffings or other means.
    • Seek assistance and report incidents to the right people at the right time.

          Transitioning Services to Natural and Other Community Supports: The skilled Peer Navigator will demonstrate the ability to:

    • Negotiate and facilitate transitioning to other services and natural support systems, providing contacts of who will be helpful, and providing follow up.
    • Reach agreement with the consumer about their transition.
    • Mediate agreement between the consumer and the agency about transition timing, when needed.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Recognition as a Peer Specialist by DBHR and/or ability to obtain within 3 months.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, nights, weekends).
    • Proof of negative TB test within past 12 months.
    • Obtainment of an Agency Affiliated Counselor License (HIV/AIDS training required).
    • Ability to obtain a CPR/First Aid Certification.
    • Applicant must successfully pass required background checks prior to an offer of employment.
    • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and auto registration.
    • Must have an acceptable driving record per CCS’ driving policy. (required to provide current driving abstract)
    • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    • Support and contribute to a creative, collaborative and respectful environment that promotes teamwork.
    • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Lived experience with individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.


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


    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.


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