Catholic Community Services’ Counseling, Recovery & Wellness (CReW) Program is a licensed community mental health and substance use treatment program and provider of the King County Behavioral Health Organization (BHO). The program serves adults with mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders to help improve individuals’ quality of life. Individuals served are currently or formerly homeless, living in poverty, and have high barriers to participating in treatment. Services are provided in a variety of settings, including client’s homes, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, homeless shelters and the streets. Our services promote a collaborative partnership with the person served, the development of opportunities for personal growth, a commitment to community integration, goal-oriented and individualized supports, and satisfaction and success in community living.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Peer Specialists share their lived experience with individuals to create mutually 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. This position will have some focus on outreaching and engaging with current residents in permanent supportive housing programs which operate with a Housing First, Harm Reduction approach. The goal of this position is to promote housing stability and connection to co-occurring treatment services. The Peer Specialist will work as a team member with CReW clinicians, housing case managers and program directors to meet reportable outcomes for housing retention and referral to treatment. Additionally, work may include building referral relationships with other agency, system and community partners, outreaching with individuals interested in services but lacking medical entitlements required for care, and assisting staff in the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans.
This is a part time, 20-30 hour per week position and includes benefits and pro-rated paid time off. Pay range is $15.92-$16.87 DOE.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Universal job skills: All CCS employees will demonstrate the ability to:
All employees working in CCS have the responsibility for developing and safekeeping a workplace that values and supports a culturally diverse work environment. Employees’ treatment of each other, their willingness to try new ways and ideas--all these things contribute greatly to the organization’s success in providing an open, culturally enriched and diverse workplace.
Lived experience with homelessness.
Training on WRAP Facilitation