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Peer Bridger 

Description

What are we looking for in a Peer Bridger?

Peer Bridgers use their own lived experience with mental health or substance use treatment to help support & motivate clients who are currently preparing for discharge from inpatient or residential facilities. The Peer Bridger works to engage these clients for whom transitioning back to community living may pose extra challenges. The Peer Bridger will provide services both in the inpatient facility and the community, educating staff on recovery & peer support and advocating for the client. After discharge from the inpatient unit, Peer Bridgers educate clients about independent living skills, coping skills, community adjustment skills, and self-advocacy. This position is best suited for someone who is ready to use their own experiences to support others and is willing to travel locally on a daily basis.

Peer Bridger duties may include:

  • building a relationship with clients while they’re in an inpatient or residential facility to provide a warm handoff to the outpatient treatment
  • staying engaged with each client for 3-4 months after discharge, participating in treatment activities & crisis planning at the client’s request
  • sharing personal experiences of recovery, as appropriate, to encourage clients in their treatment
  • modeling ways to engage with others to increase social supports, develop meaningful relationships, and access & navigate community resources
  • assessing clients for safety and risk to self or others, and taking appropriate crisis intervention measures when indicated
  • participating in crisis & treatment planning and advocating for the client’s wishes and perspectives throughout the process
  • completing all required documentation in a timely manner
 
Position Requirements

Education & Experience: High school diploma or GED. Must be a self-identified consumer of behavioral health services in stable recovery

Professional Credentials: Eligible for Peer Counselor certification in Washington, provided by the state Healthcare Authority: https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers-partners/behavioral-health-recovery/peer-support. 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 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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