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Assistant Military Veteran Peer Network Coordinator (PT) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. 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.
 
About the Organization Hill Country Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Centers is a unit of local government and a not-for-profit, 501C provider of Mental Health and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, and Veteran Peer Services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country Region. Hill Country MHDD Centers is designated to be the Mental Health Authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) for a 19 County Service Area including: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde and Val Verde Counties. With a Mission of Promoting Independence, Community Integration and Recovery, HCMHDD Centers operates (10) ten Mental Health Clinics, (8) Developmental Disability Centers and serving a population of over 630,349 consumers within 22,593 square miles.

Scope of Services

• Adult Mental Health

• Crisis Stabilization Unit

• Children's Mental Health

• Substance Abuse Disorder

• Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

• Veterans Services

 
Category Veteran Services  
Description

Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Centers

“Promoting Independence, Community Integration, and Recovery.”

Job Title: Assistant Military Veteran Peer Network Coordinator (Part-Time)

Location/Territory: Comal, Hays, and Surrounding Counties

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Coordinator, the Assistant Peer Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development and promotion of the MVPN program. The services include outreach to military veterans and families to develop trusted peer relationships. This position will be located in Comal and surrounding counties.

The relationships are built on shared life experiences. The experiences include developing skills useful in adapting to military affected trauma. Coordinates training, and peer volunteer recruitment, while also providing direction and support to MVPN Peer Volunteers. Works closely with community Veteran Service Officer (VSO), and other community stakeholders to develop and continue the mission of the Military Veteran Peer Network Program. Establishes protocols and processes for identifying veterans in need of assistance via the Jail Diversion program and through the outreach of MVPN. Provides necessary training, supports, and assistance to veterans, identifying and addressing needs in the appropriate level of service/care. Facilitates support groups using approved curriculum. Encourages and provides linkage to existing community services, including appropriate Mental Health services (Veteran Services, Clinic services, Trauma Informed Care services, Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder services (COPSD), Peer Support, Family Partner, etc. Responsible for working with the MVPN coordinator to meet the objective of the MVPN program. Collects required data in a manner consistent with program guidelines and contractual obligations. Attends meeting with community professionals/leadership, conducts/attends meeting with a professional demeanor and attire. This position requires flexibility in schedule and some travel. This position must have leadership skills and the demonstrated ability to use limited resources to achieve objectives, knowledge about community resources and services

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist in building a peer to peer network through Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN)
  • Assist in recruiting prospective MVPN Peers
  • Assist in coordinating training for MVPN Peer prospects
  • Assist in collecting and reporting data about MVPN Peer Services Coordinator(s) and MVPN Peer activities and services
  • Provides direction and support to MVPN Peer volunteers
  • Individuals must be willing to publicly identify as a person living with a veteran experience/mental illness (Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, etc.) in order to model the reality of recovery.
  • Work with county Veteran Service Officers and other community stakeholders to develop a Jail Diversion action plan
  • Establish screening process within the county jails that will facilitate the identification of veterans that are incarcerated and may be suffering from mental health issues
  • Assist incarcerated veterans and their dependents in establishing a safe/healthy support structure to reduce the chances of recidivism
  • Collaborate with Veteran Support Coordinators to assist consumers who are currently incarcerated
  • Collaborate with Veteran Peer Coordinator to determine potential candidates for VTC
  • Serve as a trained qualified peer to peer support group facilitator using curriculum approved by DSHS, e.g. Seeking Safety and BEITZ
  • Address issues with individuals experiencing mental health and related stresses through group related, community-based intervention model of Seeking Safety
  • Collaborates and works cooperatively with intra-agency staff and inter-agency staff to link veterans and their families with outcome-focused services
  • Conduct approved outreach activities, by appointment, in a professional manner
  • Encourage and provide linkage to existing community services, without duplicating those services
  • Refer individuals to proper Mental Health services (Veteran Services, Regular Clinic, Trauma Informed Care, COPSD, Peer Support, Family Partners, etc.)
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Travel as needed
  • Maintain productive team atmosphere to meet program goals
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor regarding schedule, stakeholder, outreach meetings, etc.
  • Follow all Hill Country MHDD policies
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Position Requirements

Academic / Work Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED Eqivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the Human Services Field or related field
  • Military Veteran or the Family Member of a Military Veteran
  • Two years' service in the military
  • Experience in developing skills and have adapted to military affected trauma
  • Experience with MVPN Basic Training, BEITZ Training and Seeking Safety. (Must be able to obtain certifications as training becomes available within the first 6 months of employment)

Cerifications / Licensure / Training Requirements:

  • Valid Texas Driver's License
  • Current Automobile Insurance
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Compensation $15.72 per hour  
On-Call Pay Schedule (If applicable) N/A  
Locations  
Position Assistant Peer Coordinator/Jail Diversion Coordinator  
Req Number VET-19-00001  
Location Comal County Mental Health Center  

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