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Peer Partner

Company: Pacific Clinics, Inc.
Location: El Monte
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionWho We Serve:Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education programs to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to our region's culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in 18 counties across California.Who We Are:Pacific Clinics is California's largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Its team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of individuals and families through culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults. The agency offers services in 18 counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare and Ventura.What We Offer

  • Pay Range: $16.11 per hour. Actual offers will be determined by the candidate's creditable years of experience in conjunction with internal equity considerations and based on the organization's current compensation practices.
  • We Offer Medical, Dental & Vision benefits, retirement options, Flex Spending, EAP, and more!
  • Employee engagement and advocacy opportunities to advance our justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion agenda across our Agency and throughout the communities we serve. Type of Program: FSP
    Population: Adult THE POSITION The Peer Partner provides peer-to-peer support and counseling drawing on shared experiences as a peer to validate the consumer's experience. Provides guidance and -encouragement to consumers to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery. This position models competency in recovery and serves as a mentor for consumers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Assists consumers with creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or other -recovery plan.
    • Provides assistance to consumers in using WRAP or other recovery plan to identify and -manage triggers and symptoms that may lead to relapse or crisis.
    • Assists consumers individually and in groups to identify recovery goals.
    • Provides supportive assistance to and the modeling of self-efficacy with the consumer, to help him/her identify, access and effectively utilize the following community resources: o Assists and supports members with identifying, linking to and appropriately utilizing healthcare resources, establishing Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medi-Cal, identifying housing needs, housing resources in the community, employment services and assistance with State Department of Rehabilitation, and local schools and colleges. o Assists and supports members with linking to and participating in substance abuse services both on-site, if available, as well as in the community.
      • Assists consumers in learning social skills and independent living skills that facilitate community. Integration including budgeting, transportation and grooming and hygiene.
      • Supports consumer's integration into the community through social and recreational activities.
      • Develop and facilitate peer support and self-help groups.
      • Helps consumers and family members identify, understand and combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and develop strategies to reduce self-stigma. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
        • High school diploma or GED required. Completion of Mental Health Worker Training Course is highly desirable.
        • Position is reserved for an individual who has lived experience with mental illness or the mental health system.
        • Must possess a valid California driver's license and maintain an insurable driving record under the Clinics' liability policy (if driving two or more times per week on company business) OR if driving is not required, demonstrated ability to use public transportation, if applicable.
        • Basic knowledge of computer/word processing skills, preferred.
        • Flexible work schedule to include occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
        • Must know or quickly acquire extensive knowledge of local community resources.
        • Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), background clearance. --------------------------------------------------------------------Equal Opportunity EmployerWe will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with ordinance 184652 Sec.189.04 (a) and San Francisco Police Code, Article 49. Section 4905.

Keywords: Pacific Clinics, Inc., El Monte , Peer Partner, Other , El Monte, California

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