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Peer Specialist

Company: Gabby Warnick
Location: Glendale
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDidi Hirsch is seeking a Bilingual Peer Specialist to ensure a safe, nurturing environment for clients that foster a sense of hope, dignity and direction.Please Note: This position requires certification as a peer specialist/advocate through the completion of a qualifying training program and have navigated the mental health system as a consumer or lived experience in substance use/addiction recovery, or mental health. Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates peer-led groups and individual peer counseling sessions.
  • Maintains documentation of all groups and individual counseling sessions; ensures compliance with Didi Hirsch policies and procedures, contracts and other regulatory agencies.
  • Provides crisis intervention and facilitates conflict resolution among the program participants.
  • Leads peer run group-sponsored trips and social functions.
  • Develops and maintains peer advocate skills through seminars, workshops or other forms of training/education.
  • Consults with management before making decisions about programming and services.
  • Attends and actively participates in all team and staff meetings, community meetings and supervision/consultation.
  • Provides linkage, case management and advocacy services to Wellness Center consumers.​Qualifications:
    • Certified as peer specialist through the completion of a qualifying training program and have navigated the mental health system as a consumer or lived experience in substance use/ addiction recovery or mental health.
    • Ability to provide services in both English and Armenian preferred.
    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Have a working knowledge of peer social support services including peer led groups.
    • Know and comply with Didi Hirsch Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH, policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to program.
    • Basic advocacy skills.
    • Present ideas, information and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
    • Efficiently use the personal computer including word processing and electronic chart system software.
    • Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions within policies and practices.
    • Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies
    • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
    • Current California driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
    • Training (Certificate) in Peer Counseling.
    • May be required to possess language fluency in a second language and be culturally competent in its associated ethnicity.
    • Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment. Candidates must be able to successfully pass our pre-employment screenings, including a background check and Live Scan fingerprinting. 16-0219 To be considered, please click "Apply Now."Company DescriptionWith 75 years of experience, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services transforms lives by providing quality mental health care and substance use treatment in communities where stigma or poverty limit access. From 11 sites and in nearly 100 schools, the agency helps almost 100,000 adults and children throughout Southern California each year. Its Suicide Prevention Center - the first in the nation to provide 24/7 crisis counseling - receives over 80,000 calls on its Crisis Line annually and provides support groups for people who have lost loved ones to suicide or have attempted it.

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