Peer Specialist / PSC - Vista

POSITION:

Peer Specialist / Personal Service Coordinator - Position #320

PROGRAM:

Vista

LOCATION:

258 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93701

HIRING MANAGER:

Joe Pasillas, PSC Supervisor

PHONE:

(559) 274-0299

BASE PAY:

Class 104 ($15.99-$21.05/hour)

STATUS:

Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Until Filled

AVAILABLE:

Immediately

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB SUMMARY

The Peer Specialist-Personal Service, Coordinator/Case Manager, reports to the Program Director is responsible that the client's needs are met, as identified in the Plan of Care and the Individual Service and Support Plan (ISSP).

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1.  Under the supervision of the Program Director and Personal Service Coordinator Supervisor, assist in the accomplishment of the case management plan with clients by screening, evaluating, identifying, and implementing specific case management, rehabilitation, residential, and other services and activities as identified in the Individual Service and Support Plan (ISSP) to support clients in achieving their goals.

  2.  Maintain appropriate case recording documentation as per the Rehab option Medi-Cal guidelines, case recording and other contract guidelines.

  3.  Plan, coordinate, and provide direct services for the Severely Mental Ill (SMI) clients. Provide direct services, including case management, to clients. Such services may include group counseling, individual, and or other forms of direct service as outlined in the Individual Service and Support Plan (ISSP) and Plan of Care.

  4.  Attend weekly supervision meetings with the Personal Service Coordinator Supervisor.

  5.  Maintain and submit all documentation and billing as it relates to client services in a timely fashion.

  6.  Communicate closely, in a systematic fashion, with agencies and significant others involved in the rehabilitation of clients.

  7.  Provide the Program Director with timely reports on any unusual occurrences that might impact the overall program operation or the health and safety of clients or employees.

  8.  Complete the minimum 40 hours training annually per Turning Point training requirements.

  9.  Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies.

  10.  Comply with all Turning Point Safety policies and procedures, including but not limited to workplace safety, reporting work-related injuries, Infection Control and preventing potential safety risks for staff, clients, and others.

  11.  Will drive on company business and transport consumers as needed.

  12.  Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee at Turning Point. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Employees also are expected to remain at work for their entire work schedule. Late arrival, early departure or other absences from scheduled hours are disruptive and must be avoided

  13.  Other duties as assigned.  Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1.  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited or regionally approved college or university in the area of social work, psychology, vocational rehabilitation, criminal justice, or a related field.

  2.  An individual who has received or is receiving County or County contracted services and a family member of an individual who has received or is receiving County or County contracted services.

  3.  A minimum of one (1) year volunteer or paid experience working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.

  4.  Knowledge of best practices regarding the treatment of clients with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and Dual-Diagnosis individuals.

  5.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken English. 

  6.  Work effectively with diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic and professional groups of people.

  7.  Current certified training in emergency first aid procedures.

  8.  Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

  9.  Ability to operate within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. 

  10.  Possess a valid driver's license and have access to a dependable means of transportation that is properly insured and operated by all laws.  Agency insurer authorization is required. 

  11.  Ability to pass a criminal background check.

  12.  Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, general physical, and TB test.

  13.  Must maintain good relationships with consumers, co-workers, government and civic representatives, as well as community members within whom the Agency is transacting business, and professionally relate to them.

  14.  Must be available to work all shifts as needed.