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 Monday-Friday day shift schedule, though occasional flexibility may be required to meet the needs of client families.
Peer Support Counselor duties may include:
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
This position is currently not accepting applications.
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