Full-Time Certified Peer Counselor – Crisis Services – Wenatchee Onsite
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Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Wage: $21 – $26
Under the direction of the Crisis Program Manager, the Certified Peer Counselor provides case management and other various clinical services as needed.
- Works with Crisis Program Manager to ensure QA, other designated duties, are conducted on consumer files and related services.
- Meets with supervisor weekly for supervision and/or consultation.
- Services will be provided in the community, emergency rooms, or in a community behavioral agency
- Services will be provided in the community, in a consumers home or in one of the program locations they may include crisis intervention or services provided as follow up to crisis intervention, assisting with applying for benefits, activities of daily living, psychosocial support, service coordination, linkage, transportation, accessing community resources and/or housing/housing retention and connecting to any needed, available and eligible services up to including medical, mental health, vocational, education, financial, etc.
- Assists in referral and provision of:
- Family treatment
- Medication management
- Peer support, psychological assessment
- Therapeutic psychoeducation including Illness Management and Recovery, and referrals to ITA or LRA services.
- Provides continuity of care in support of established client/therapist relationships and best practices, coordinates care with providers internally and outside of the agency with a Release of Information.
- Is responsible for maintaining safety precautions and constructive, professional relationships with Supportive Housing, Crisis, and Outpatient Team members.
- Completes appropriate documentation for services provided within required timeframes.
- Establishes and maintains working relationships with community resources, coordinates consumer treatment with other providers, and initiates referrals to medical providers and other community resources when appropriate.
- Reports and documents all services in the Electronic Medical record as well as other contractually required systems. Maintains contacts on google spreadsheet and enrolls eligible individuals in Clarity HMIS system.
- Documentation will be completed no later than 5 pm the following day of the service.
- Coordinate important services and observation with other assigned providers within and outside of the agency.
- Attend all required individual supervision, group supervision, all staff meetings, clinical training, and other trainings asked to attend by management.
- Attend any community meetings asked to attend by supervisor.
- Promote Catholic Charities SUD program while meeting with other resources while in the community.
- Search for, create report with, and secure landlords within the community willing to participate in housing Supportive Housing clients.
- Attendance and completion of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Peer Certified Counselor Training
- Performs other duties as assigned
The following requirements are those that are normally required for performance of this position. Any disabled applicant or incumbent who does not meet or more of the physical requirements, but who can perform the essential function of the job (with or without reasonable accommodations) shall be deemed to meet these requirements.
This position normally requires that physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting or performing other work requiring low physical exertion, talking and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirements. These physical demands are required up to 80% of the time. Position also requires ability to drive with adequate vision and skill.
- Must be self-identified consumer of Substance Use Disorder Services and successfully complete Peer Counselor Training
- Preferred: At least two years experience providing peer services
- Strong family and individual clinical case management skills.
- Possess and utilize effective verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to be self-motivated, work independently and as a team member
- Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner within the community
- Substance Use Disorder Education or lived experience preferred
- Bilingual/bi-cultural (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required
Licensure, Registration, Certification
- Valid Washington State drivers license and required minimum liability insurance by WA State
- Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration
- Peer Certification Training and Certification, required
Employment is conditional upon:
- Being cleared by criminal background check and fingerprinting when required