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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 and is willing to travel regularly.

The Peer Support Counselor role is part of our New Journeys team, a youth-focused program whose goal is to minimize the trauma, disruption, and potential disability that can result from psychosis and schizophrenia-related symptoms. The New Journeys program works to identify as early as possible individuals who are experiencing psychosis, stabilize their symptoms, strengthen their family & social supports, and help develop the skills and knowledge to manage their condition for the long term. This program serves young people age 15-25 who have experienced their first episode of psychosis within the previous year. This position has a regular part-time schedule of Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm, though occasional flexibility may be required to meet the needs of client families. This position is not eligible for benefits.

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. Must be a self-identified consumer of mental health services and a Certified Peer Counselor in Washington State, with at least one month of experience providing peer services

Credentials: Eligible for Washington State Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration

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

 
Location Pasco  
Employment Classification Part-time 

Available Shift Days 

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 unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected 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 accepting applications.

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