Peer Support Specialists
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: November 25, 2022
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 is seeking Certified Peer Support Specialists and Recovery
Mentors in a variety of programs!
Locations available for this position:
Chez Ami Supportive Housing Building (8358 SE Causey Ave.,
Portland, OR 97266): Chez Ami is a two story alcohol- and drug-free
community located in Happy Valley, Oregon. All of the one-bedroom
units at Chez Ami are rent subsidized with tenants paying rent
based on their income, offering services through Clackamas County
Community Engagement Program (CEP) (33 NW Broadway, Portland, OR
97209): The Community Engagement Program (CEP) is a
multidisciplinary recovery model designed to meet the needs of
chronically homeless individuals with co-occurring mental health,
addiction disorders, and/or physical concerns.
Recovery Mentor Program (225 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209): The
Recovery Mentor Program was created approximately 15 years ago in
response to an epidemic of heroin overdoses in the City of
Portland. Within a few years, the program was serving clients with
a variety of substance abuse disorders. Since its inception, the
Mentor Program has provided recovery treatment services, housing
that supports recovery and-most importantly-mentorship to help one
stay the course to more than 1,500 individuals.
Karibu (Coming soon to: 2020 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202):
Karibu provides individualized, culturally specific stabilization
and treatment preparation (STP) services for Black/African American
adults (18+) who are involved or at-risk of involvement with the
criminal justice system and have behavioral health needs. The
program currently has an outreach team, and will be offering an
on-site supportive housing team supporting 14-20 participants
living on-site in fall 2022.
Veterans Per Diem Program (1025 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209):
The Veteran's Grant and Per Diem program (GPD), a partnership
between CCC and the Veterans Administration, works to connect
veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with
housing, health care and employment. The eight-person team -
composed of case managers, peer support specialists, housing
specialists and employment specialists - empowers clients to
reclaim control of their lives and obtain self-sufficiency.
The Peer Support Specialist provides a variety of recovery-oriented
services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring peer
support; in order to promote greater independence, community
integration and recovery from mental illness and/or addiction.
Services provided by peers (people in addiction recovery or with
co-occurring mental health disorders) include group activity
planning, one-on-one meetings, and advocacy that contributes to a
client's ability to engage in ongoing treatment and maintain their
Duties to include:
- Participate in efforts to engage clients, which includes
attending resident appointments, unit visits, and working in the
Chez Ami and Clackamas County community.
- Connect participants with local services and support
- Advocate and provide referral services to ensure residents get
access to a variety of services and benefits, including mental
health and physical health services.
- Collaborate with treatment teams, agencies, client's support
networks, and community providers to address the needs of
- Assist with intakes, resident plans, discharges, and service
- Escort residents to their primary care provider and to other
providers when appropriate.
- Ensure timely completion of all required paperwork.
- Introduce clients to appropriate self-help support and other
- Conduct urinary analysis on clients as needed.
- Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and
competency regarding Person Centered and Peer Delivered
- Must be a certified recovery mentor or peer support specialist
prior to start. Must be registered as a Traditional Health Worker
with the State of Oregon.
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check
- Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach,
pull and lift heavy objects. Must be able to climb stairs several
times a day.
- Must possess a current drivers 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 which provides up to 4 weeks of PTO
accrual in the first year. Accrual increases with longevity.
- Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with competitive
- 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the
- Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance
- Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term
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
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
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)
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