Peer Support Specialist - Certification Required!
Company: Central City Concern
Posted on: September 21, 2022
Since 1979, the Portland community has trusted Central City
Concern (CCC) to help people create meaningful, long-term change.
Every year, we serve more than 13,000 people experiencing or at
risk of homelessness with affordable and supportive housing,
person-centered health care, addiction recovery and employment
assistance. By providing health care, housing and jobs, CCC is
ending homelessness in Portland and helping people achieve their
CCC's Flip the Script is seeking a Peer Support Specialist to join
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Flip the Script (FTS) aims to increase employment and housing
outcomes among program participants exiting incarceration. This
position is responsible for providing culturally responsive
services to African American clients. This position supports
individuals who are formerly homeless and/or in recovery in
obtaining and maintaining employment. The FTS Peer Support
Specialist works independently and as a member of a team to provide
community and home/facility-based health, recovery, employment, and
housing support services to individuals who are formerly homeless
and/or in recovery. The Peer Support Specialist will escort and
provide transportation to primary care providers, parole or
probation appointments, twelve-step meetings, and other outside
support meetings. The Peer Support Specialist will work with EAC/
DCJ/PTP case management staff and supervisor.
The Successful Candidate:
You are a skilled relationship-builder and can partner
collaboratively with internal care teams and outreach partners to
ensure clients are receiving the care they need. You are passionate
about ensuring your relationships with clients and program staff
are strong and built on trust. You are able to learn how to
intervene in crises in a clinically and culturally appropriate way.
You are able to consider the impacts of structural racism,
oppression, and individual bias when making decisions.
Duties to Include:
Participate in outreach efforts to engage clients, including
appointments, resource referrals, and work in the community.
Develop relationships with organizations, providers, community
leaders, and advocacy groups.
Connect participants with services and supports.
Collaborate with case management team, agencies, client's support
networks, and community providers to address the needs of
Assist with screenings, intakes, treatment plans, discharges, and
Escort clients to initial treatment episodes, to primary care
provider, and to other providers when appropriate.
Follow up with EAC/ DCJ/PTP case management staff about referral
resources to determine outcome of intervention.
Maintain records on their progress.
Introduce clients to appropriate self-help support and other
Advocate and provide referral services to assure that clients get
access to a variety of services and benefits, including mental
health and physical health services.
Help support the EAC/DCJ/PTP case management with admission and
discharge planning for any client needing hospitalization or
subacute level of care.
Certified recovery mentor, peer support specialist, community
health worker, or peer wellness specialist prior to start.
Must not actively be on parole or probation.
Engaged in African American culture. Knowledge of African American
history and cultures.
Minimum of 1 year experience working with re-entry population
implementing successful strategies with ex-offender's that promote
successful reintegration into the community.
Applicants in recovery from chemical dependency and/or personal
experience involved in the criminal justice system strongly
Ability to adhere to Central City Concern's drug-free workplace
which encourages a safe, healthy and productive work environment
and strictly complies with the Drug-Free Work Place Ace of 1988.An
employee shall not, in the workplace, unlawfully manufacture,
distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance or
Flexible work schedule required, including some evening and weekend
Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background
Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull
and lift heavy objects.
Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
Must pass a DMV background check and be designated an "acceptable"
driver as outlined in Central City Concern's Fleet Safety Policy.
Must pass an initial Annual Drivers training and then pass an
annual Recertification training.
Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our
Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the
time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of
4.25% in your 1st year, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd
10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the
Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability
Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14 and
Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with
applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for
employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual
requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC
to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to
address prior criminal convictions.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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