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Part-Time Veterans Grant & Per Diem Peer Support Specialist

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Gresham
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation.

CCC values and celebrates diversity in race, heritage, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, and disability. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we prioritize active inclusion of diverse staff.

Central City Concern is seeking a Peer Support Specialist!!

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday 3:00pm-11:30pm

Summary: This position supports formerly homeless Veterans who participate in the Veterans Grant & Per Diem transitional housing program. The Peer Support Specialist will work closely with clients, case managers, as well as other service providers to coordinate services and ensure ongoing support of program participants as they work toward the program goals. The Peer Support Specialist will act to support the stability of individuals within the program, is familiar with resources for Veterans such as benefits and entitlements, alcohol and drug treatment, mental health treatment, and housing. The Peer Support Specialist can be effective working independently, as a member of a team, and as a part of a larger coalition.

Responsibilities:
1. Assist Veterans in working toward the program goals of income enhancement, seeking permanent housing, and developing self-sufficiency.
2. Exemplify recovery and self-sufficiency principles in order to show by example that self-reliance in a clean and sober setting is possible and attainable. Share your own recovery and self-sufficiency story as appropriate.
3. Work with peers on specific objectives in conjunction with their case manager and the Veteran's Individual Service Plan.
4. Attend and positively participate in the required team, agency, and interdisciplinary meetings.
5. Coordinate and consult with other team members to keep the team informed of issues and progress of each Veteran.
6. Collaborate with community resource agencies to remove barriers, provide intervention and make referrals for issues facing Veterans in a variety of areas.
7. Educate Veteran about employment assistance options, service/non-service connected and social security benefits, and community engagement opportunities.
8. Document all peer contact at the time of service.
9. Provide ongoing individual support and encouragement to Veterans and give feedback regarding Quarterly Reviews Plans.
10. Work with internal and VA service providers to assure coordinated and streamlined services.
11. Support clients in achieving housing stability, including, but not limited to assistance with moving in, obtaining linens, dishes, food boxes, and clothing.
12. Support clients in establishing community integration, including, but not limited to accessing recovery meetings, faith-based support, clean and sober recreation, etc., in their neighborhoods.
13. Facilitate activity groups, workshops, and social activities in the community.
14. Assist in developing skills with public transportation as appropriate.
15. Adhere to all state and federal privacy and security regulations applicable to the program, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.
16. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
1. High School or GED required.
2. Certified Recovery Mentor or Peer Support Specialist, or ability to obtain within 1 year.
3. Knowledge of veteran-specific services available in the local area.
4. If a recovering chemically dependent person, a minimum of two years sobriety is required.
5. Flexible work schedule required, including some evening and weekend work.
6. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check.
7. Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects.
8. Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
9. Must possess a current driver's license, pass a DMV background check and be
designated an "acceptable" driver as outlined in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety Policy. Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training.

Benefits: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!

  • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 6.25% in your 1 st year, 8% in the 2 nd year, and 10% in your 3 rd year! Fully vested with your first contribution!
  • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!
    This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed and is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the position.

    As an agency deeply rooted in recovery, part of our policy and commitment to a drug and alcohol-free workplace includes post-offer, pre-employment drug screens. Please note we follow Federal Guidelines regarding prohibited substances, even for those legal at the state level.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Central City Concern, Gresham , Part-Time Veterans Grant & Per Diem Peer Support Specialist, Other , Gresham, Oregon

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