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Peer Support Counselor 

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What are we looking for in a Peer Support Counselor?

Peer Support Counselors offer supportive services to individuals as part of a mental health treatment plan. The Peer Support Counselors work with clients to develop and practice independent living skills, coping skills, and self-advocacy. As part of the recovery process, Peer Support Counselors encourage clients to develop natural supports by socializing and engaging with the community. This position is best suited to an individual who is ready to use their own experiences to relate to others. This particular position is located at Bridges, our adult evaluation and treatment facility in Yakima. The schedule for this position is Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5:30pm.

Peer Support Counselor duties may include:

  • assisting clients with attending appointments, applying for social services benefits, finding and maintaining housing, and other activities of daily living
  • participating in the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans and goals for each client
  • sharing personal experiences of recovery, as appropriate, to build motivation and encourage clients in their treatment
  • collaborating with case managers & therapists to organize and lead group activities for clients
  • modeling ways to engage with others to increase social supports and develop meaningful relationships
 
Position Requirements

Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED and one month of related peer support experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must successfully obtain Peer Counselor certification; more information about becoming a Certified Peer Counselor is available at the Washington Health Care Authority website.

Credentials: Eligible for Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor registration

Other Credentials Required: Driver's License, Vehicle Liability Insurance

 
Location Yakima  
Employment Classification Full-time 

Available Shift None Specified 

About the Organization Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development
• A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility & promotion
• Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, & consultation in implementing evidence-based services
• Clinical supervision toward licensure (where applicable)

Innovative Program & Services
• A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
• Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
• Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
• Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits
• Competitive salaries within our communities & industry
• Healthcare coverage for employee & qualified family members
• Generous vacation, paid holiday & sick leave
• Access to Employee Assistance Program services
• Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
• Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match
• Agency-funded life & disability insurance program
 
EOE Statement Comprehensive Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

If you need accommodations in order to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources at (509) 575-4084 or hr@comphc.org

Pre-employment drug screening is required.
 

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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