Peer Support Specialist (Part-Time,Bilingual Preferred) - RMH Selma

POSITION:

Peer Support Specialist (Bilingual Preferred) - Position #583

PROGRAM:

Rural Mental Health - Selma

LOCATION:

3800 McCall Avenue, Selma, CA 93662

HIRING MANAGER:

Rebecca Sanchez, PSC Supervisor; Marcos Gonzalez, Asst. Program Director

PHONE:

(559) 891-7005

BASE PAY:

Monolingual: Class 60 ($12.08-$13.59/hour)

Bilingual: Class 65 ($12.21-$14.28/hour)

STATUS:

Part-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 Support Specialist reports to the Program Director and serves as a client advocate, provides information and peer support to clients in office outpatient settings, performs a wide range of tasks to assist clients in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1.  Assist with needs of program treatment staff and clients to provide quality services to Severely Mental Ill (SMI) clients of the program.

  2.  Remain in full compliance with regulatory and agency policies and procedures, including ensuring confidentiality of verbal and written consumer information.

  3.  Assist consumers in setting up and sustaining self-help groups.

  4.  Be present to meet and greet consumers upon arrival to the Program.

  5.  Assure clients understand program rules and procedures.

  6.  Attend weekly program meetings.

  7.  Answer phones and assist with some filing and general office duties.

  8.  Provide client transportation.

  9.  Provide supervision and monitoring of clients while at office.

  10.  Provide individual life skills training and facilitation of groups at program.

  11.  Plan and organize special socialization groups and events for the clients.

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

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

  14.  Will drive on Agency business as needed.

  15.  Think and act quickly and efficiently in emergencies. 

  16.  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.

  17.  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.

  18.  Other duties as assigned by the Program Director.  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.  High school diploma or GED.

  2.  Current certified training in emergency first aid procedures.

  3.  Current or former recipient of client services required.

  4.  Ability to communicate effectively and proficiently in written and spoken English. 

  5.  Ability to establish trusting relationships with peers.

  6.  Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

  7.  Must have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

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

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

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

  11.  Ability to operate within Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. 

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

  13.  Ability to pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical, drug screen, and TB test.

  14.  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 relate to them in a professional manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS FOR BILINGUAL SKILL

  1.  Communicate effectively in written and spoken Spanish.

  2.  Required ability to communicate effectively with monolingual Spanish speaking clients and families for all clinical purposes. 

  3.  Assist with phone calls for Spanish speaking clients.

  4.  Required to provide language translations for case managers and Physicians on a periodic basis.

  5.  Minimal adequate competency in the Spanish language as evidenced by successful passage of the TPOCC Spanish Competency Test.

  6.  Other translation tasks as required.