Peer Support Specialist - C3 Veterans
$17.57/hr. - $19.42/hr. DOE
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking candidates passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others to join our San Diego team as a Peer Support Specialist in the C3V Program. Due to the nature of the work, candidates with lived experience with justice involvement and/or veteran status and Peer Support Certification will be given preference.
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
WHAT WE DO
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.
The Community Care Coordination for Veterans (C3V) Program provides comprehensive care coordination, service navigation, and housing assistance for veterans who have serious mental illness, are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, and are either currently incarcerated or have been recently released from custody.
WHAT IS A PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST?
As part of the C3V Program team, the Peer Support Specialist builds positive relationships with clients to provide them with assistance and support with breaking the cycle of homelessness through accessing necessary services and linkage to mainstream resources. Responsibilities of the Peer Support Specialist include:
WHAT YOU BRING
- Collaborating with the C3V team and clients to develop individualized service plans (ISP) that are client centered and identify clear objectives
- Promoting and following the C3V Program’s established values, guidelines and rules
- Utilizing motivational interviewing to help residents increase their opportunities and linkages to community resources, decrease social isolation, and address behavioral health and substance use needs
- Providing case management support including monitoring ISP progress, housing location, temporary financial assistance, and assistance with enrolling in VA healthcare MediCal and accessing applicable health services
- Maintaining documentation standards as set forth by PATH polices and the program contact
We’re looking for candidates that:
- Have lived experience with justice involvement and/or veteran status
- Hold or are currently in the process of completing Peer Support Certification through Recovery International or NAMI
- Have experience providing direct client services
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively with diverse communities
- Possess a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals with urgent and multiple case management and health needs
- Work just as well independently as they do on a team
- Exercise mature judgement, and are highly motivated, self-starting and proactive
- Are excellent at communicating, whether in writing or verbally
- Have a strong sense of prioritization and can coordinate multiple demands in a high-pressure environment
For this role the Peer Support Specialist must:
READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH ACTION?
- Be able and willing to work flexible hours which may include evenings or weekends
- Maintain regular and consistent attendance
- Have employment eligibility verification
- Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
- Have reliable transportation and:
- A valid driver’s license
- Auto Insurance
- The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
- Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
- Tuberculosis Test
- Background Screening
- Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site
and search for JR# 2070
to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.