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Peer Support Specialist 

Description

Turning Point Community Programs is hiring a Peer Support Specialist for our Urgent Care Program.Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) provides integrated, cost-effective mental health services, employment and housing for adults, children and their families that promote recovery, independence and self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative and high quality services that assist adults and children with psychiatric, emotional and/or developmental disabilities in achieving their goals. Turning Point Community Programs (TPCP) has offered a path to mental health and recovery since 1976. We help people in our community every single day – creating a better space for all types of people in need. Join our mission of offering hope, respect and support to our clients on their journey to mental health and wellness.

GENERAL PURPOSE

Under the administrative supervision of the team lead or program director, this position is responsible for assisting members in meeting their expressed goals toward crisis resolution and maintaining wellness while living in the community.  Additional support in areas of advocacy and the connection to local county/state resources will be provided as needed.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is an at-will direct service position within a program. The position will utilize lived experience perspectives and training to support client participants at the Respite Center.  The peer specialist will provide an avenue for active listening and provide messages of hope and recovery.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that could be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Supports and teaches recovery principals and use of recovery tools
  • Models personal responsibility, self-advocacy and hopefulness
  • In partnership with each client, assesses their hopes, strengths, accomplishments and challenges in order to support client’s stated goals.
  • In partnership with participant supports the development of their recovery plan
  • Responsible for supporting participants in wellness activities
  • Provides “on-the-spot” support that is both helpful to the members and consistent with the philosophy of the program.
  • Assists in maintaining monthly guest logs and guests’ records.
  • Responsible for completing/facilitating items on the health and housekeeping log.
  • Ensures health and safety practices are met and support guests in participating in the procedures
  • Supports the philosophy of empowerment, participates in a mutual learning approach
  • Attends team meetings as scheduled and required for your position unless excused by the program director/manager.
  • Completes necessary paperwork as instructed by the program director 
  • Supports clients in developing reciprocal relationships and natural support systems to strengthen self-sufficiency
  • Attends a minimum on one (1) co-reflection group per month.
  • Adheres to and upholds the policies and procedures of Turning Point Community Programs.

Knowledge Of:

  • Turning Point’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.
  • Principles and goals of community mental health.
  • Principles and goals of the “consumer/family driven model.”
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation’s treatment and programming.

Ability To:

  • Work and communicate effectively with staff, families, community agencies, and professionals.
  • Perform crisis intervention strategies.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Work effectively under stress and conflict.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and decision making.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in any given situation.
  • Work as a member of a team.
  • Be well organized, flexible, and self-disciplined.
  • Get to multiple locations typically via car.

Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 am - 8:30 am

Compensation: $19.00 - 20.52 per hour

 

 
 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES

Education, Training and Experience:

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is through graduation from High School or completion of GED program. Varied life experience related to mental health.

Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:

  • California driver’s license & current vehicle insurance/registration if driving; and,
  • Reliable means of transportation capable of passing vehicle safety inspection if more than five years old excluding all modes of two-wheeled transport inclusive of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Nights  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 6/22/2022  
Location Urgent Care  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  
adjustedSeniorityDate None Specified 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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