Peer Support Specialist - River Haven
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Since 1979, the Portland community has trusted Central City
Concern (CCC) to help people create meaningful, long-term change.
Every year, we serve more than 13,000 people experiencing or at
risk of homelessness with affordable and supportive housing,
person-centered health care, addiction recovery and employment
assistance. By providing health care, housing and jobs, CCC is
ending homelessness in Portland and helping people achieve their
CCC's River Haven Program is seeking a Peer Support Specialist to
join our team!
Schedule: Full time, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm or 8:30am -
River Haven is an innovative program that will offer integrated
housing, health care, and employment services with the long-term
goal of eliminating homelessness. We seek to change how these
services are delivered to all people, especially vulnerable
populations. This position will work as a member of a
multi-disciplinary team at River Haven to deliver comprehensive,
person-centered, integrated services to the Portland Eastside
community. The Peer Support Specialist provides recovery-oriented
based services to individuals who have self-identified as desiring
peer support, community integration and recovery-based
The Successful Candidate:
You are a skilled relationship-builder and can partner
collaboratively with internal care teams and outreach partners to
ensure clients are receiving the care they need. You are passionate
about ensuring your relationships with clients and program staff
are strong and built on trust. You are able to learn how to
intervene in crises in a clinically and culturally appropriate way.
You are able to consider the impacts of structural racism,
oppression, and individual bias when making decisions.
Duties to Include:
Work as a member of the River Haven multi-disciplinary team to
deliver comprehensive, client centered and trauma informed
Actively participate in the integration of services at River Haven
and identify new opportunities to improve collaboration between and
within service and care teams while carefully following
Proactively identify opportunities for improvement within River
Haven workflows and logistics. Participate in review of River Haven
Performance Indicators; review and contribute to continuous
improvement opportunities and plans.
Build understanding of and appreciation for diversity among River
Haven clients and support their connection to culturally responsive
and culturally specific services as requested.
Exemplifies recovery principles in order to show by example that
recovery is possible and attainable. Share their own recovery story
as appropriate, and walks the road of recovery alongside the
Staff the River Haven when open to clients to offer support and
consistency in day-to-day operation of the program.
Adhere to the key principles of the Blackburn team: monitor for
disruptive behaviors, engage positively with members and model
recover-based relationships, while fulfilling the different duties
in the day-to-day operation.
Work with peers on specific objectives in conjunction with the
client's case manager and/or counselor.
Actively participate in programming development, including but not
limited to: peer-led healing and recovery groups, routine events
throughout the year and more.
Work with Program Manager/Clinical Supervisor to develop and
support new and ongoing programming.
Attend and positively participate in required team, agency, and
Coordinate and consult with other team members to keep team
informed of issues and progress.
Cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with clients,
staff, and other community resources.
Educate and advocate for the values and principles of the Recovery
Model in River Haven, with staff and with clients.
Work to increase competency of Peer Delivered Services.
Work to increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and
competency regarding Person Centered and Peer Delivered
Certified Recovery Mentor or Peer Support Specialist.
Must be registered with Traditional Health Workers Registry prior
to start date.
Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
Current CPR/BLS certification prior to start.
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
check. This includes clearance by the DHS Background Check
The OAR prohibits A&D program staff from having within the
previous 3 years a DUI conviction or diversion, a felony
conviction, or a conviction under the Uniform Controlled Substances
Must possess a current driver's license, access to a vehicle,
qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated 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. Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage
of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability
Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our
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
4.25% in your 1st year, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd
10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the
Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability
Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and
Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with
applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for
employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual
requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC
to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to
address prior criminal convictions.
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
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