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Peer Support Counselor

Location: Yakima
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Yakima - Yakima, WA

Position Type
Part Time

Education Level
High school diploma or GED

Salary Range
$15.23 - $19.04 Hourly

Job Shift

Job Category
Health Care


Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What are we looking for in a Peer Support Counselor?
Peer Support Counselors use their own experiences with behavioral health issues, treatment, and recovery to encourage and support clients as they progress through their own recovery steps. Peer Support Counselors promote socialization and self-advocacy, assist with developing a natural support system, and work with clients to develop & maintain community living skills. As part of this process, Peer Support Counselors will participate in scheduled and routine activities to assist clients in developing the skills and confidence to exercise control over their own lives. This role is best suited to an individual who is ready to use their own experiences to relate to others and is willing to travel regularly. This particular Peer Support Counselor position will work with our PACT (Program for Assertive Community Treatment) team in Yakima, which serves individuals with challenging and persistent mental health issues. The PACT model is characterized by a team approach, shared caseload, time-unlimited services, flexible service delivery, and 24/7 crisis availability. The Peer Support Counselor position is part-time, 16 hours per week, with a Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm schedule. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Peer Support Counselor duties may include:
assisting clients with attending appointments, applying for social services benefits, finding and maintaining housing, and other activities of daily living
collaborating with each client in the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans and self-directed recovery action plans
sharing personal experiences of recovery, as appropriate, to build motivation and encourage clients in their treatment
partnering with clients to advocate for their needs & desires throughout treatment
modeling ways to engage with others to increase social supports, develop meaningful relationships, and access & navigate community resources
assessing clients for safety and risk to self or others, and taking appropriate crisis intervention measures when indicated

High school diploma or GED
Must be a self-identified consumer of mental health services in stable recovery
Eligible for Peer Counselor certification provided by the Washington State Healthcare Authority: https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers-partners/behavioral-health-recovery/peer-support
Must be eligible for registration as Agency Affiliated Counselor
Must have valid driver's license and vehicle liability insurance
Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation upon hire or be approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption prior to starting work

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility and promotion
Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, and consultation in implementing evidence-based services and programs
Clinical supervision toward licensure, if applicable

Innovative Program & Services
A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Equal Opportunity Employer

Comprehensive Healthcare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. We value the diverse perspectives and strengths that our employees bring to the workplace and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for our positions. The Human Resources department offers accommodations and assistance for the application and interview process; please contact us to make arrangements.

Keywords: COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE, Yakima , Peer Support Counselor, Other , Yakima, Washington

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