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Join our dedicated & collaborative team in providing strength-based mental health services for youth & families in Kitsap Area!


 


Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for Family Support Specialists who want to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health.


 


WHO WE ARE 


 


We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children, youth and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home, restoring hope with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. Our sites are located in Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, and Portland Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population of families. We employ over 550 caring and compassionate employees.


 


WHAT WE VALUE
Compassion Diversity Excellence Justice   Stewardship


 


We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise.  We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health.  We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassionately and Respectfully in our Interactions.   We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.



We provide family, strength-based mental health services for children and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope and promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. 


 


The Family Support Specialist is responsible for providing and implementing prescribed mental health treatment strategies, crisis response and de-escalation as needed, as well as Crisis Plan implementation. In addition, the FSS incorporates recovery-oriented wellness and individualized skill building strategies. This position provides one-on-one mental health treatment strategies and services to high-risk children, youth and their families in the family home, therapeutic foster home, and/or community locations (e.g. during crisis in emergency departments, crisis response or behavioral observation and assessment in home and schools, etc.). The FSS works with the youth and family to participate in community safety and wellness activities during times of stabilization. This position requires the skills and abilities to assess safety and risk 'in-the-moment' in crisis situations while providing assistance and while accessing additional support as needed. Mentoring and coaching/implementing behavioral support, treatment and safety/crisis plans in the home and community is a strong component.


 


Other duties as assigned.  Our job description provides a detailed list of duties which is shared with candidates who are selected to interview. 



WHAT WE ARE SEEKING IN A CANDIDATE



  • Age 21 years or older per DSHS requirement

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, auto registration and automobile insurance.

  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human development or related field or Associate degree in social services, mental health or related degree and three years’ experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.) may substitute for Bachelor's Degree.


  • Must have an acceptable driving record.

  • Schedules will accommodate client family needs to include some evenings and weekends. 

  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.


WHAT WE OFFER



  • Opportunity to provide innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions in the community supporting youth and families. 

  • Full-time employment, working hours to meet family’s needs.

  • Competitive compensation package with a starting base wage of $23.98 - $24.70 per hour (DOE). 

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance, retirement plans with generous paid time off. 

  • Extensive training (ex: De-Escalation, Safety, WISe, BRS, CPR & First Aide, and First Response). 

  • Fully implemented Health Record system (CareLogic) with in-depth training.

  • Supplemental Cancer, Hospitalization, and Critical Illness Insurance.


ABOUT BREMERTON & KITSAP AREA:


 


Bremerton is a small beautiful city, located across from Seattle (a one-hour ferry ride away) with sweeping views of Olympic Mountain Range. Guests of Bremerton will enjoy the Harborside area offering fine hotels and dining, coffee shops, cafes and Art District, Puget Sound Navy Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain, and PSNS Memorial Plaza. 


 


The surrounding Kitsap area offers smaller, charming, waterfront communities with all the amenities of any large city. Enjoy all the area has to offer:



  • A haven for boating, fishing, whale and bird watching, and hiking.

  • Kitsap is alive with farmers markets, art shows, and festivals throughout the year. 

  • Bremerton offer championship golf courses, 35 parks, affordable housing, excellent schools, and many recreational programs. 


If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org or 253-325-2864.


 


Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position.


 


Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.


 


Company Description

The Family Behavioral Health system provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based services and supports centered around one predominant belief: Children need their families and families need their children. Whenever possible, children should grow up within their own families or extended families, and in their own communities. If separation from a parent or parents is unavoidable, we continue to work toward preserving the family relationship, and whenever possible, continue to focus efforts on reunification. In an intervention, which is truly family-driven and strengths-based, the framework is fairly simple. Initially, we find out what families need in order to stabilize and remain together. Subsequently, we work together with the child and family members, using a team-based approach to meet those needs, and we never give up.

Family Behavioral Health therapists are well known for innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions. Youth and families referred to us have generally experienced a number of traditional services without success. Our families tend to be those for whom nothing else has worked, and all other viable treatment alternatives have been exhausted. Many have all but given up on professional services, and our first task may be to help them see hope for change and growth. Rather than following a strict and prescriptive “model,” we offer individualized and tailored family-centered services, using a strengths-based and team-based collaborative approach. Natural supports are an integral component of every intervention.


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JOIN OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF FAMILIES WE SERVE IN PIERCE COUNTY!


 


Catholic Community Services, Family Behavioral Health is looking for a Family Support Specialist who wants to join our team of innovators who continually "push the envelope" and challenges traditional thinking in Behavioral Health.


 


WHO ARE WE:


 


We are a values-driven organization, providing family oriented mental health care for children, youth and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope with promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. With sites located in Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia, Shelton, Bremerton, Aberdeen, Yelm, Vancouver, and Portland Oregon, we offer comprehensive intensive, Wrap-around mental health services to a diverse population for youth and families. We employ over 550 caring and compassionate employees. 


 


WHAT WE VALUE:  
Compassion  Diversity  Excellence  Justice  Stewardship


 


We strive to help children and families live together safely and securely with hope and promise.  We serve as a catalyst for change when appropriate, challenging long-standing service traditions in community behavioral health.  We behave with Humility, Passion for our Mission, and Compassion and Respectful Interactions.   We value learning and offer alternatives and we stand strong to help child-serving systems understand our alternative paradigm while strengthening partnerships. We do not compromise our values.



We provide family, strength-based mental health services for children and families in their own home and community.  Our enthusiastic clinical teams provide whatever is needed to help children and youth remain safely in their own home with their family, restoring hope and promise, providing intense mental health services and supports, and helping to strengthen the family unity. 


 


The Family Support Specialist is responsible for providing and implementing prescribed mental health treatment strategies, crisis response and de-escalation as needed, as well as Crisis Plan implementation. In addition, the FSS incorporates recovery-oriented wellness and individualized skill building strategies. This position provides one-on-one mental health treatment strategies and services to high-risk children, youth and their families in the family home, therapeutic foster home, and/or community locations (e.g. during crisis in emergency departments, crisis response or behavioral observation and assessment in home and schools, etc.). The FSS works with the youth and family to participate in community safety and wellness activities during times of stabilization. This position requires the skills and abilities to assess safety and risk 'in-the-moment' in crisis situations while providing assistance and while accessing additional support as needed. Mentoring and coaching/implementing behavioral support, treatment and safety/crisis plans in the home and community is a strong component.


 


Other duties as assigned.  Our job description provides a detailed list of duties which is shared with candidates who are selected to interview. 




  • Age 21 or older per DSHS requirements.

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and automobile insurance and an acceptable driving record per CCSpolic y.

  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human development or related field or Associate degree in social services, mental health or related degree and three years’ experience serving children and/or families (mental health, social services, education, etc.) may substitute for Bachelor's Degree. 


WHAT WE OFFER: 



  • Providing innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions in the community supporting youth and families.

  • Full-time employment, working hours to meet the family's needs. 

  • Excellent compensation, starting at $23.98 per hour, DOE.

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance, retirement plans with generous paid time off. 

  • Supplemental Cancer, Hospitalization, and Critical Illness Insurance.  

  • Extensive training (examples: De-Escalation, Safety, WISe, BRS, CPR and First Aide, and First Response).

  • Fully implemented Health Record system (CareLogic) with in-depth training. 


ABOUT PIERCE COUNTY:


 


This position will serve all Pierce which includes Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood, Puyallup, Fife and other neighboring cities. The home office is in University Place.  Enjoy all the area has to offer:



  • Between the shores of the Puget Sound and the shadow of Mount Rainier, Pierce County ultimate destination for recreation and relaxation. Enjoy spectacular views, Commencement Bay, walking trails, boating, and close proximity to Seattle or Olympia, WA.   

  • You will enjoy outstanding restaurants with gourmands and culinary connoisseurs who have cultivated a scene that’s made national press, with top-notch meeting and convention spaces, and huge headliner concerts have drawn visitors from across the globe. 


If you are passionate about providing strength-based mental health services for children, youth and their family, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Careers Page at https://ccsww.org/careers/ . For additional questions, contact Karla Lacktorin, Regional Healthcare Recruiter, at karlal@ccsww.org or 253-325-2864.


Note for Internal Candidates: reviews internal compensation and determines increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.


Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services is and Equal Opportunity Employer. Please let us know if you need special accommodations to apply or interview for this position. 


Company Description

The Family Behavioral Health system provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based services and supports centered around one predominant belief: Children need their families and families need their children. Whenever possible, children should grow up within their own families or extended families, and in their own communities. If separation from a parent or parents is unavoidable, we continue to work toward preserving the family relationship, and whenever possible, continue to focus efforts on reunification. In an intervention, which is truly family-driven and strengths-based, the framework is fairly simple. Initially, we find out what families need in order to stabilize and remain together. Subsequently, we work together with the child and family members, using a team-based approach to meet those needs, and we never give up.

Family Behavioral Health therapists are well known for innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions. Youth and families referred to us have generally experienced a number of traditional services without success. Our families tend to be those for whom nothing else has worked, and all other viable treatment alternatives have been exhausted. Many have all but given up on professional services, and our first task may be to help them see hope for change and growth. Rather than following a strict and prescriptive “model,” we offer individualized and tailored family-centered services, using a strengths-based and team-based collaborative approach. Natural supports are an integral component of every intervention.


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Job Summary


Responsible for technical support and maintenance of Aviva’s voice and data network. Administration of Aviva’s Microsoft Active Directory domain and network devices (routers, switches, etc.). Researches and evaluates new technologies as assigned by Director of Information Technology. Troubleshoot, repair and install computer equipment, applications, peripherals, telephones, and computer network systems. Reports all technical issues to the Director of I.T. and escalates immediately to outside vendors for further resolution.


Essential Functions


· Troubleshoot your assigned your technical service tickets by ensuring accurate and timely resolution


· Full responsibility for triaging and support of all system’s hardware and applications at all locations.


· Escalation to Network Vendor for further troubleshooting and resolution.


· Administration of a Microsoft Hyper-V, Active Directory and Citrix server environment


· Administration, setup and configure Active Directory and Exchange


· Ensure that all data backups are maintained and performed as required


· Provide status updates based on deadlines and internal Service Level agreements for all assigned task and projects


· Document all problem resolutions in the help desk Knowledge-based application


· Escalate and work with network, hardware, telecommunication and application vendors to resolve support problems


· Setup and configure NEC PBX or VOIP telephones with Telephone vendor


· Build Windows servers to meet software and system requirements


· May be called upon to monitor logs for servers and server-based applications, firewalls, switches, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity, and assist with implementing plans for mitigating and improving systems and network security with Network Vendor


· Ensure computer systems comply with the I.T. Dept.’s security (passwords, policies, intrusion, computer antivirus, etc.) standards and access needs for any security reconfigurations and execute them if required


· Installs, configures, assembles, and troubleshoots desktop and computer systems hardware, applications, peripherals and other equipment


· Works within defined asset procedures to monitor and track inventory ensuring that appropriate control measures are in place for all workstations, mobile devices, laptops, printers and network equipment in order to render an accurate physical account


· Coordinates with the Human Resources and I.T. team for the setup of hardware for new employees and the retrieval of equipment from terminated employees


· Develop a working knowledge of department-specific applications; attends seminars, mandatory training sessions and other educational opportunities to keep abreast of the latest business and technology changes


· Contributes to task forces and special projects initiated within the I.T. Department or other departments


· Delivers customer-focused support and maintains effective working relationships


· Communicates tactfully and effectively both verbally and in writing with a broad base of end users


· Setup and configuration knowledge of network technologies (TCP/IP, DHCP, VLAN, DNS etc.), topologies, and troubleshooting techniques


· Identify user requirements and aid in problem resolution utilizing good analytical skills, sound judgment, good customer service skills, communication skills as well as follow-up


· Ability to stay focused, attention to detail and adapt in a continually changing environment


· Other duties may be assigned by your supervisor to meet business needs


· Adhere to Aviva’s policies, protocols and business standards


· May be required to work after hours, weekends or holidays for special projects


· Sensitive and responsive to the cultural differences among the agency’s client population


· Actively participate in a quality improvement projects


· Remote assistance for field staff


 


Competency and Experience Requirements


— 1 to 2 years administration of Windows 2012 or 2016 Hyper-V, Active Directory and Exchange 2013 or 2016


— 1 year of setup and configuration of switches, firewalls, routing and VLANs


— 1 year administering a Citrix XenApp or XenDesktop highly preferable


— Fundamental knowledge of PowerShell and Scripting skills are desired


— 3 years in troubleshooting Windows 7/10


— 1 year of administrating data backups


— Excellent verbal and written skills


— Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills


- Experience with a ticketing system


 


 


 


Education


— B.S. degree with 1 year of technical experience or may consider an A.S. degree with 3 years of technical experience from an accredited college


— Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016 Certifications preferable.


 


Requirements


 


— Valid CA driver’s license


— Tuberculosis clearance


— Department of Justice/Fingerprint clearance


— Satisfactory completion of health screening


— Proof of legal eligibility to work in the United States


— Satisfactory driving record


 


Physical Demands


While performing the duties of position, the employee is frequently required to sit, and use his/her fingers to manipulate a keyboard or writing instrument. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, bend and lift objects at least 25 pounds. The employee is required to drive to other office locations.


 


Work Environment


The work environment is primarily indoors. The noise level varies from quiet to moderate.


 


This Job Description has been developed to identify some of the duties and responsibilities of this position. It is not intended to limit or encompass all duties and responsibilities of the position.


 


Aviva Family and Children's Services at its sole and absolute discretion, expressly reserves the right to modify, supplement, delete or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in this and all job descriptions.


Company Description

Aviva Family and Children's Services Mission Statement

The mission of Aviva Family and Children's Services is to provide a comprehensive range of diverse and culturally sensitive therapeutic and educational programs to help children at-risk and emotionally distressed, abused and neglected youth as well as their families function more effectively as individuals and within the family and community


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GENERAL SUMMARY:


Supported Employment (SE) Specialists help consumers, age 16-25 with diagnosed mental health needs, obtain and sustain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals and recovery. Supported Employment Specialists engages consumers and establishes trusting, collaborative relationships directed toward the goal of competitive employment in integrated job settings. Supported Employment Specialist will manage caseloads of up to 25 consumers and work with other mental health, care coordination and educational specialist to implement comprehensive plans for transitioning age youth to increase their independence.


 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


·         Assesses consumers’ vocational functioning on ongoing basis;


·         Following Supported Employment  principles and procedures,


·         Helps consumers in job development and job search activities directed toward positions that are consistent with consumers’ needs and interests;


·         Provides individualized, time unlimited, follow-along services to help consumers sustain employment,


·         Based on agreement with consumers, provides education and support to employers, which may include negotiating job accommodations and follow-along contact with employers;


·         Provides outreach services to consumers, as necessary, when they appear to disengage from SE services;


·         Meets regularly with treatment team members to coordinate and integrate vocational services into mental health treatment;


·         Draws up individual employment plans with consumers, case managers, and other treatment team providers and updates the plans quarterly;


·         Spends at least 60 percent of direct service time in the community to engage and support consumers, family members, and employers.


·         The Supported Employment Specialists utilize the training tools in SAMHSA’s Training Frontline Staff to maintain model fidelity.


·         Supported Employment Specialists will use the tools in SAMHSA’s Using Multimedia to Introduce Your EBP to provide basic training to key stakeholders.


·         Markets and represents St. Charles and Supported Employment programming in a positive and professional manner.


·         Works to build inroads with business leaders and employers.


·         Insure the maintenance of files and electronic databases that reflect current status of participants.


·         Completes client data, performance reports and other documentation as required. 


·         Produce and/or approve reports for funding sources as designated..


·         Know and adhere to all internal and external guidelines, including Agency policy and procedure, child labor law, work-study rules, Council on Accreditation and any other that apply.


·         The position requires time working outside of the office and some evening hours.


·         Other duties as assigned.


 


MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, or related field.


·         At least one year of experience with vocational services and knowledge of the work world are preferred.


·         Experience in working with youth and young adults with mental health needs.


·         Ability to work as an effective team player is essential.


·         Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.


·         Skilled in evidence-based practices.


·         Able to collaborate with family members, the community, other service providers, and workforce development partners.


·         Highly independent requiring minimal supervision.


·         Conduct self in an ethical manner


·         Ability to maintain professional and respectful relationships with program staff, individuals receiving services and all external persons and agencies involved with service provision


·         Possesses sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic, and disability issues.


·         Possesses active listening and positive communication skills;


·         Demonstrates good computer skills; accurate documentation; ability to meet deadline;


·         Has knowledge of substance use issues and mental health needs.


·         Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare quality reports.


·         Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and proof of liability insurance.


·         Ability to use vehicle for work related duties according to the agency’s insurance liability standards.


 


 


WORKING CONDITIONS


 


·         Work may be performed in a typical office environment, training area, or at job sites at the agency or in the community.


·         Ability to lift 50 lbs. and able to operate machinery involved in the job locations.


·         Local travel will be required as necessary to fulfill key staff responsibilities. National travel is required for EBP high fidelity site visits.



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Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas is a children’s charity with a long, proud history of helping children and families in need within the state of Texas for more than a century. We are looking for a team member to join our small, hardworking staff to help make a difference for families every day. 


The right person will thrive using an established process to bring life to a collaborative program dependent upon stakeholder buy-in and professional aptitude. You will need to be highly organized and efficient documenting all aspects of workflow into the company database of shared information. This role requires a team player who takes ownership of their responsibilities while utilizing the knowledge and guidance of the rest of the team to navigate priorities successfully. You will be responsible for initiating communication with clients both through email and telephone calls; following up in a timely manner; keeping ahead of fixed timelines; problem-solving; working well under pressure; and being flexible when unanticipated hiccups take precedence over planned tasks.


Daily duties include representing the company professionally using email correspondence, telephones, database documentation, and other forms of written communication. A small amount of paid travel within the state of Texas is required. These will be short overnight trips with other staff to increase awareness about our programs within our targeted audience so that more families know about our funding.


Other responsibilities may include inventory management, mail outs, answering incoming phone calls, and assisting with any of the programs offered by MCFS as assigned by their supervisor.



QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education/Experience: Degree preferred but not required with 1-2 years of related experience and/or training.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to type 60 wpm or better, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar word processing software, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and internet research.



BENEFITS: We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our comprehensive and extensive benefits package including company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees that begins on day one; generous paid time off plan, 401K matching, and future growth opportunities within the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative culture where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.


Company Description

MCFS upholds a legacy of more than a century devoted to helping children and families. Along with continuing our tradition of providing information, referral and funding for services to financially challenged families, we also help thousands of children learn to prevent painful and expensive dental treatment through our Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.

We focus primarily on providing services for children in the areas listed below.
* Children's dental services
* Children's educational services
* Children's therapies for autism, autism spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities
* Children's food, clothing, transportation and family services
* Medical and prescription services for children
* Statewide case management services through a partnership with Presbyterian Children Homes

MCFS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.


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Position Description: Peer Support Specialist Page 1 of 6 Revised: 04/28/2020


Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services


3949 South 6th Street


Klamath Falls, OR 97603


Phone: (541) 882-1487 or 1-800-552-6290


HR Fax: (541) 273-4564


OPENS: 7/29/2020


CLOSES: 8/14/2020


EXEMPT ____


NON-EXEMPT _X__


POSITION DESCRIPTION


POSITION: PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST


RESPONSIBLE TO: Recovery Support Supervisor


SALARY: GS-6, $31,063.00-$39,941.00 Full Benefits


GS-7, $34,137.00-$44,371.00 Full Benefits


GS-8, Only for employees with 10+ years of Service


CLASSIFICATION: Non-management, Full-time, Regular


LOCATION: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services


635 Main Street


Klamath Falls, Oregon


POSITION OBJECTIVES


The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) works as a member of the YFGC Clinical team to provide mental health outreach, recovery support, identification and referral and other community based supportive services to Native Americans/Alaskan Natives who are impacted by substance abuse, mental illness, or incarceration.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


1. Support behavioral health treatment, recovery support, and prevention and promotion efforts; actively work to promote alcohol & drug free lifestyles, mental health promotion, and stigma reduction.


2. Collaborate with YFGC Clinical Team, agencies, client’s support networks, and community providers to address the social support needs of clients.


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3. Develop professional relationships with organizations, providers, community leaders, and advocacy groups.


4. Connect participants with recovery based supports to the degree of engagement the client needs including appropriate self-help support, cultural events and activities, educational opportunities, and other resources that promote personal growth.


5. Work collaboratively with clinicians to provide outreach to Adult clients who demonstrate low engagement, missed appointments, or no-show.


6. Serve as a supportive resource for individuals inquiring or seeking behavioral health services for themselves or family member(s). Provide appropriate outreach to such individuals.


7. Support YFGC Clinicians with admission and discharge planning for any client needing detox, hospitalization, residential placement, subacute care, or transition from incarceration.


8. Transport individuals as needed


9. Maintain documentation of peer support efforts in the electronic health record.


10. The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within his/her scope of work.


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS


The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) work is performed under the general direction of the Recovery Support Supervisor. This position requires consistent, sound judgment and the ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision. The PSS will work within the context of position description and program policies and procedures.


The supervisor outlines the overall program objectives and priorities, time limit, and financial resources available. The employee plans and schedules recurring work, handles routine problems, and completes work using own initiative. Exercise professional knowledge and judgment in interpreting guidelines and applicability. Work is reviewed from an overall standpoint in terms of meeting objectives, effectiveness, and compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Position Description: Peer Support Specialist Page 3 of 6 Revised: 04/28/2020


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES


The ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all records and adhere to the standards for all health record-keeping, HIPAA and Privacy Act requirements.


Must have lived experience and success in treatment, managing, and overcoming Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health Illness, and/or exposure to the judicial system.


Must have knowledge of and ability to work cooperatively with persons living in culturally, socially and economically disadvantaged communities. Emphasis will be given for positive experience in working with the cultural, economic and social aspects of Native American service populations.


Must have a general knowledge of community service/social services, child agencies and their respective roles.


Must have the ability to learn the standards for behavioral health recordkeeping and HIPAA requirements and able to complete required documentation and required written follow-up.


General knowledge and understanding of health assessments, treatment and service terminology and ability to apply the concept.


The knowledge of or ability to learn substance abuse symptoms, mental and emotional illness symptoms, and interventions.


The knowledge of symptoms, prevention, treatment and mandatory reporting requirements of child and elder abuse and neglect.


The knowledge how family dynamics; differing cultural, religious, social, and economic factors affecting community medical care families.


The ability to effectively communicate with Native American families from various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.


The ability to work cooperatively with other behavioral health care providers.


The ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.


The ability and willingness to drive in adverse weather conditions.


The ability to meet with the public and staff in a courteous, professional manner using tact, diplomacy and mature judgment. Position Description: Peer Support Specialist Page 4 of 6 Revised: 04/28/2020


The ability to work with Native American families of varying social, educational and economic backgrounds.


The ability to perform work and accomplish tasks in accordance with established policies, procedures, practices and priorities of the department.


The ability to organize and analyze information about individuals through records, interviews and professional sources for treatment planning.


The ability to communicate orally and in writing for the purpose of providing instructions, completing forms/applications, obtaining information and conveying messages.


Ability to identify participants with suicidal ideation and complete appropriate safety plans when needed.


The general knowledge of substance use and mental illnesses and drug/alcohol dependency as applied to clients.


The general knowledge of Federal and State Regulations and Privacy Act.


The ability to operate a computer with knowledge of various software programs.


QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION


Minimum Qualifications: Failure to comply with minimum position requirements may result in termination of employment.


REQUIRED to possess a High School Diploma or Equivalent AND a combination of at least two years work, education, training or related experience in the human service field. (Must submit copy of diploma or transcripts with application.)


REQUIRED to possess a State Certified Peer Support Specialist (PSS) Certification, or obtain certification within 6 months of hire. (Must submit copy of diploma or transcripts with application).


REQUIRED to have lived experience and successful maintenance of recovery from either or both mental health and substance use issues, with a minimum of two years sobriety.


REQUIRED to have one year experience working with adults with addiction and/or mental health challenges.


REQUIRED to have computer experience. Emphasis will be in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and work in a networked environment.


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REQUIRED to possess and maintain a valid Oregon Driver’s License, (out of state applicants must receive ODL within 90 days of hire), have good driving record and be insurable by the Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services’ vehicle insurance policy. Must be able to drive in adverse weather conditions. (Must submit copy of driver license with application.)


REQUIRED to be able to maintain strict confidentiality of protected health information in accordance with regulations.


REQUIRED to submit to and clear an alcohol/drug screen and random testing as per policy.


REQUIRED to submit to a background and character investigation, as per Tribal policy. Following hire must immediately report to Human Resource any citation, arrest, conviction for a misdemeanor or felony crime.


REQUIRED to submit to annual TB skin testing and adhere to KTHFS staff immunization policy in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control immunization recommendations for healthcare workers.


REQUIRED to acquire and maintain BLS certification within 180 days of hire; strongly recommend certification within 90 days of hire, probationary period will be extended for a maximum of 180 days pending certification.


REQUIRED to accept the responsibility of a mandatory reporter of abuse and neglect of infants and children, people who are elderly or dependent, individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities or residents of nursing homes and other health care facilities. This includes reporting any evidence of physical injury, neglect, sexual or emotional abuse or financial exploitation.


REQUIRED to be free from exclusion from providing Federal health care benefits including Medicare and Medicaid as per the Federal OIG and GSA exclusion lists.


REQUIRED to model a clean and sober lifestyle both on and off the job.


Preferred Qualifications:


 Active member of the recovery community


 Knowledge and adherence to ethics and professional boundaries


Indian Preference:


 Indian and Tribal Preference will apply, as per policy. (Must submit tribal documentation with application to qualify for Indian Preference).


Position Description: Peer Support Specialist Page 6 of 6 Revised: 04/28/2020


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


This position description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the position. It is not necessarily inclusive and the job may require other essential and/or non-essential functions, tasks, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. Management reserves the sole right to add, modify, or exclude any essential or non-essential requirement at any time with or without notice. Nothing in this job description, or by the completion of any requirement of the job by the employee, is intended to create a contract of employment of any type.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE


Submit a Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Application for Employment with all requirements and supporting documentation to:


Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services


ATTN: Human Resource


3949 South 6th Street


Klamath Falls, OR 97603


IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO PROVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR TRIBAL POSITIONS.


Please Note: If requirements are not met, i.e., submission of a resume in lieu of a tribal application or not including a required certification, your application will not be reviewed and will be disqualified.


Indian Preference will apply. In accordance with Klamath Tribal policy, priority in selection will be given to qualified applicants who present proof of eligibility for "Indian Preference".


Applications will not be returned.


Company Description

Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services is a division of the Klamath Tribes and is responsible for providing healthcare services to the Native American population who reside in Klamath County. Any person living in Klamath County who is able to provide proof of their Native American heritage is eligible to receive healthcare services at The Klamath Tribes Wellness Center.

OUR VISION
In service of its mission, Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services envisions a vibrant and healthy tribal community through the delivery of an accessible, high-quality, innovative, sustainable, and culturally-relevant healthcare program.

OUR MISSION
To advance the overall mission of The Klamath Tribes and the trust responsibilities of the Indian Health Service and the United States government by providing quality, comprehensive, patient-focused health care in a culturally-sensitive manner while eliminating disparities and barriers to health.

OUR CORE VALUES
Waq’lis ?i is a term from our language and means “How are you?” We have incorporated the word to help convey our core values to one another. Core values are the principles that guide our day to day behaviors, our decisions, our actions and our relationships with each other and with the people we serve.

(W) Wellness – We strive to improve the wellbeing of our patients through preventive approaches to health management by providing services to increase balance in body, mind, spirit, and heart.

(A) Accountability – We accept responsibility for our actions, attitudes and mistakes.

(Q) Quality – We strive to deliver high quality patient care and we all take part in quality improvement activities. We endeavor to ensure patient and employee safety.

(L) Leadership Excellence – Every KTHFS employee is a leader. Our actions are driven by our desire to do our best at all times. We work together to make the most efficient use of our resources, with dedication, commitment and perseverance.

(I) Integrity and Ethics – We accept responsibility for our behaviors and aspire to the highest standards of ethical conduct and performance. We are honest in our everyday business dealings. We protect confidentiality and secure patient health information.

(S) Service and Sensitivity – We demonstrate commitment to our community through exceptional service to all internal and external customers. Going above and beyond for all of our patients is our expectation. We honor cultural traditions and values and we treat others the way we want to be treated, with sensitivity. We always respond to the needs of our patients and fellow workers—with respect and compassion.

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(I) Innovation – We seek innovative solutions on issues affecting the health of our patients and the status of the organization.


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Job Description


We are hiring in Conway, New Hampshire! Join us at Granite Pathways for an exciting career as a Family Peer Support Specialist.


Mission: Our mission is to support individuals with substance use disorders and mental illness in achieving their life goals as valued members of their community. http://www.granitepathwaysnh.org/


Founded in 2009, Granite Pathways began as a grass-roots initiative that introduced the "clubhouse" model in New Hampshire, an evidence-based, self-help community, aimed at eliminating isolation and providing hope, dignity, and recovery options for adults with mental illness. The Granite Pathways of today is a multi-faceted, statewide organization that provides an array of services for those struggling with mental illness or substance use disorders.


Job Title: Family Peer Support Specialist


Location: Conway New Hampshire


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Position Type: Part Time


Position Summary:


The Family Peer Support Specialist should have knowledge of the Child Welfare system and an understanding of how that system works. A Family Peer Support Specialist is someone who possesses qualities and skills to support relative caregivers of children whose families are involved with DCYF and Child Welfare. A Family Peer Support Specialist also possesses qualities and skills to support family reunifications and work with the families to mitigate trauma.


Essential Job Functions:



  • Allot the time necessary to work with and be supervised by the Granite Pathways STS Program Manager

  • Participate in professional development opportunities including the NH certification requirements to become a Certified Recovery Support Worker within six months of hire

  • Utilize evidence-based home models including but not limited to; Nurturing Families and PASTA (Parenting a Second Time Around)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to successfully implement concepts presented in orientation and training

  • Possess good interpersonal skills

  • Exhibit qualities of dependability, empathy, genuineness, respect, and maintain a positive and supportive attitude

  • Complete all required casework documentation including but not limited to, leave requests, mileage forms, and correspondence in an organized, accurate and timely fashion

  • Regularly attend supervision with the STS Program Manager and STS Training Director

  • Possess, or be willing to learn, "professional behavior" elements (e.g.) ability to work with people, ability to clearly communicate with people, maintain confidentiality, engage in respectful interaction

  • Provide telephone support to relative caregivers in accordance with program guidelines

  • Provide in-home support to relative caregivers and children in accordance with program guidelines

  • Support the Parent Partner in their role as necessary

  • Provide telephone support to reunified Parent in accordance with program guidelines

  • Support Reunified Parent and Relative caregivers in any resources needed in accordance with program guidelines

  • Always display and maintain confidentiality


Education and Experience:



  • High School diploma or GED

  • Close familiarity with the local recovery community

  • Knowledge of family court process

  • Experience with evidenced-based parenting skills curriculum

  • Lived experience with substance addiction recovery and child welfare system preferred

  • A means of transportation to visit family homes and locations around NH

  • Must be eligible for CRSW credential training within six months of hire

  • Knowledge of or willingness to obtain skills in Word, Excel, and Office 365


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to Diversity, M/F/D/V.


 


Company Description

Granite Pathways http://www.granitepathwaysnh.org/ was founded in 2009 as a grass-roots initiative that introduced the "clubhouse" model in New Hampshire, an evidence-based, collaborative, self-help community, aimed at eliminating isolation and providing hope, dignity, and recovery options for adults with mental illness. Today Granite Pathways has expanded its services, and is a beacon of hope, welcoming anyone impacted by mental illness and substance abuse.


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