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  • Peer Navigator GHABH

    Job Locations US-WA-Aberdeen
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2018 1:34 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3237
    # of Openings
    3
    Category
    Hidden (40049)
    Min
    USD $15.92/Hr.
  • Overview

    $15.92 to $18.30 HR/DOE

     

    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 Navigators 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.

     

    Peer Navigators 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.

    Responsibilities

    Peer Navigators 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. 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 Navigators 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.
    • 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, staffing’s or other means.
    • Seek assistance and report incidents to the right people at the right time.
    • Manage caseload of 18-22 clients
    • Provide up to 4 hours per day of service availability per client

                           

    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.
    • Work collaboratively with other agencies and resources as needed with consumer

     

    Crisis Intervention:

    • Provide crisis telephone screening
    • Ensure services are provided in a setting that provide stabilization and support until the crisis is resolved or a referral to another service is accomplished
    • Remain with the individual in crisis in order to provide stabilization and support until the crisis is resolved or a referral to another service is accomplished
    • Understand the protocol for requesting a copy of an individual’s crisis plan twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
    • Resolve the crisis in the least restrictive manner possible
    • Know and understand the written plan for training, staff back-up, information sharing, and communication for staff members who respond to a crisis in an individual’s private home or in a nonpublic setting
    • Ensure that a staff member responding to a crisis is able to be accompanied by a second trained individual when services are provided in the individual’s home or other nonpublic location
    • Evaluate an individual in crisis, and receive prompt access to information about any history of dangerousness or potential dangerous on the individual they are being sent to evaluate that is documented in a crisis plan(s) or commitment record(s). This information must be made available without unduly delaying the crisis response
    • Know and understand the written protocol that allows for the referral of an individual to a voluntary or involuntary treatment facility twenty fours a day, seven days a week
    • Transport the individual in a safe and timely manner, when necessary
    • Document all crisis response contacts per crisis plan
    • Crisis telephone support
    • Crisis outreach services
    • Crisis stabilizations services
    • Crisis peer support services
    • Emergency involuntary detention services
    • Respond to crisis calls twenty four hours a day, seven days a week
    • Assure communication and coordination with the individual’s mental health care provider, if indicated and appropriate
    • Document each telephone crisis response contact made, including:
    • The date, time, and duration of the telephone call
    • The relationship of the caller to the person in crisis, for example self, family member, or friend
    • Whether the individuals in crisis has a crisis plan
    • The outcome of the call
    • Any follow up contacts made
    • Any referrals made, including referrals to emergency of other medical services
    • The name of the staff person who took the crisis call

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Recognition as a Peer Specialist by DBHR and/or ability to obtain within 2 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, and 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 homelessness.

     

    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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