Job Openings

Click below for opportunities at our other locations.

Title:                                  Peer Services Specialist – King County Library Systems (KCLS) – Bellevue Library

Part/Full Time:                 Full Time – 40 hours/week (starting schedule Tuesday and Wednesday 11-7 pm, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10-5 pm)

Hourly/Salary:                  $22.97 - $25.16 / hour

Reports to:                       Program Manager

Supervisory role:              No

Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply:  
  • Have lived experience with mental health and/or substance abuse in long-term stable recovery 

  • BIPOC identified individuals 

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals 

  • Veterans 

Purpose/Vision/Mission

Peer Washington’s purpose is to provide peer emotional support and development services to:

  • Washington state residents impacted by temporary or chronic addiction, mental health, and/or HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Target disparately impacted communities through site expansion operated as a dba of Peer Washington named for location and guided by a charter identifying the target community served.

  • Maintain safe space for members identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, or other sexual minorities at all our locations regardless of the target community.

  • Services shall be open to any person impacted by addiction, mental health, or HIV/AIDS; however, outreach for each site will be directed toward the community identified in the site charter.

  • Our work is done in a spirit of safety, trust, inclusiveness, and celebration of individual differences.

 

Peer Washington envisions a community of peers connected by shared experience in compassionate support of one another.

 

Peer Washington’s mission is to cultivate powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to those impacted by addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS.

 

General Summary

Peer emotional support is the foundation of the services provided by Peer Kent.  The ability to discuss struggles and successes related to experiences shared by another individual promotes healing and compliments traditionally accepted professional services in the healthcare system.  The role of the Peer Services Specialist is to work with individuals who are struggling with issues related to mental health and/or addiction challenges. The Peer Services Specialist will be an accountability partner to help members plan, evaluate, and maintain their recovery journey by engaging in a positive, supportive relationship. The Peer Services Specialist is also responsible for demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust, and a positive outlook and optimizing member connection with a broad range of community-based services and natural supports.

 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work directly with the Program Manager to establish guidelines, best practices, client tracking, and expectations in the development and application of this position.

  • Work with members early in recovery from or struggling with mental health and/or addiction challenges to provide support and referral services.

  • Provide intake services and case management for service contracts.

  • Maintain weekly contact with assigned clients.

  • Submit data and other reporting in a timely fashion.

  • Develop relationships with community partners.

  • Respond to all phone calls and emails within 1 business day.

  • Act as a representative on behalf of Peer Kent as needed with regards to community collaborations and events as assigned by the Program Manager.  This includes reporting back to the Program Manager with updates and for direction on how to proceed with our involvement.

  • Maintain clear communication with staff and volunteers.  This includes keeping the Program Manager updated on weekly schedules and copied on all important communication.

  • Attend on-going training programs offered to enhance effectiveness of role.

  • See addendum for additional responsibilities.

 

The goals for the first year: 
  • First 30 days:

    • Complete all required onboarding for Peer Kent, ongoing processes including timecards, individual goals, monthly reports, performance evaluations, and related documentation. This should include participation in regular and ongoing staff meetings and supervision.  

    • Establish a relationship with site specific library staff and community partners.

    • Establish beginning relationships with library patrons.

    • Familiarize yourself with library and Peers in Libraries resources and their tracking.

    • Familiarize yourself with tracking requirements through Smartsheet.

    • Review appropriate communication channels between Peer Washington supervisors, KCLS administration, and KCLS site staff.

    • Submit monthly reports re: membership, intake, volunteers, and financial/expense records.

  • First 6 months:

    • Complete a training plan that includes, at a minimum, the following training: Certified Peer Counselor, Recovery Coach Academy (CCAR), Blood Borne Pathogens, CPR, etc.

    • Develop familiarity with frequently utilized resources in the surrounding community.

    • Develop relationships with library patrons.

    • Develop community partnerships and identify appropriate outreach opportunities.

    • Make recommendations for programming responsive to assigned library and surrounding community.

  • Ongoing:

    • Work directly with your supervisor to establish guidelines, best practices, tracking, and expectations in the development and application of this relatively new position.

    • Provide exceptional experiences for all members and guests, modeling Peer Recovery values, including welcoming, screening, engaging, and referrals.

    • Maintain positive relationship with community partners.

    • Coordinate Peer Services with Peer Kent Program staff for Peer Kent members, including groups, peer resources support, peer coaching, training, rentals, and event coordination.

    • Maintain a positive and supportive work environment that aligns with the Peer Kent Charter and Vision for the Peer Kent team including open communication, trauma-informed peer support, and positive, empathetic regard for others.

    • Act as a representative on behalf of Peer Kent as needed with regard to community

              collaborations and events as assigned by the Program Director. This includes reporting back to the Program                          Director with updates and for direction on how to proceed with your involvement.

  • Complete all agency required training as assigned by both Peer Kent and pursue continued professional and program development and training relevant to your professional role.

  • Continue familiarization with Peer Kent and all Peer Washington sites, including all Policy and Procedures, and develop a clear understanding of the specific Peer Kent vision, goals, systems and processes and all Peer Kent Services.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Lived experience with housing instability

  • Identify as a peer with at least 1 year in remission

  • Comfort performing outreach to those who are unhoused or those in mental health and SUD recovery

  • Fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a recovery coach

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@peerkent.org. Qualified candidates will be reviewed, and a limited number of applicants will be contacted for interviews. Position open until filled.
 
 

Title:                                  Peer Services Specialist – King County Library Systems (KCLS) – Federal Way Library

Part/Full Time:                  Full Time

Hourly/Salary:                   $22.97 - $25.16 / hour

Reports to:                        Program Manager

Supervisory role:               No

Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply:  
  • Have lived experience with mental health and/or substance abuse in long-term stable recovery 

  • BIPOC identified individuals 

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals 

  • Veterans 

Purpose/Vision/Mission

Peer Washington’s purpose is to provide peer emotional support and development services to:

  • Washington state residents impacted by temporary or chronic addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Target disparately impacted communities through site expansion operated as a dba of Peer Washington named for location and guided by a charter identifying the target community served.

  • Maintain safe space for members identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, or other sexual minorities at all our locations regardless of the target community.

  • Services shall be open to any person impacted by addiction, mental health, or HIV/AIDS; however, outreach for each site will be directed toward the community identified in the site charter.

  • Our work is done in a spirit of safety, trust, inclusiveness, and celebration of individual differences.

 

Peer Washington envisions a community of peers connected by shared experience in compassionate support of one another.

 

Peer Washington’s mission is to cultivate powerful, healthy lives by providing peer emotional support and development services to those impacted by addiction, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS.
 

General Summary

Peer emotional support is the foundation of the services provided by Peer Kent.  The ability to discuss struggles and successes related to experiences shared by another individual promotes healing and compliments traditionally accepted professional services in the healthcare system.  The role of the Peer Services Specialist is to work with individuals who are struggling with issues related to mental health and/or addiction challenges. The Peer Services Specialist will be an accountability partner to help members plan, evaluate, and maintain their recovery journey by engaging in a positive, supportive relationship. The Peer Services Specialist is also responsible for demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust, and a positive outlook and optimizing member connection with a broad range of community-based services and natural supports. 

 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work directly with the Program Manager to establish guidelines, best practices, client tracking, and expectations in the development and application of this position.

  • Work with members early in recovery from or struggling with mental health and/or addiction challenges to provide support and referral services.

  • Maintain weekly contact with library patrons as applicable. 

  • Submit data and other reporting in a timely fashion.

  • Develop relationships with community partners.

  • Respond to all phone calls and emails within 1 business day.

  • Act as a representative on behalf of Peer Kent as needed with regards to community collaborations and events as assigned by the Program Manager.  This includes reporting back to the Program Manager with updates and for direction on how to proceed with our involvement.

  • Maintain clear communication with staff and volunteers.  This includes keeping the Program Manager updated on weekly schedules and copied on all important communication.

  • Attend on-going training programs offered to enhance effectiveness of role.

  • See addendum for additional responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Lived experience with housing instability

  • Identify as a peer with at least 1 year in remission 

  • Comfort performing outreach to those who are unhoused or those in mental health and SUD recovery

  • Fully vaccinated for Covid-19

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a recovery coach

 

Compensation
  • Hiring Pay: $20.24 – $22.41 per hour DOE (Lifecycle Pay Range: $22.97 – $27.74)

  • Bi-annual bonus potential

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued hourly based on hours worked (equivalent to 3 wks/yr @ 40 hrs/wk)  120 hr max annual rollover (no cash out), payable upon separation

  • 13 paid holidays (or worked with a shift premium)

  • 1 personal day for 2022, 3 personal days per year thereafter

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits for Employee paid at 100%, Dependents 0%

  • $50,000 Life and AD&D, Long Term Disability provided at no cost

  • WA State Short Term Disability and Workers Compensation premiums paid by the employer (WA Long Term Care tax to be paid by employer beginning 1/1/2022)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employer-Sponsored IRA with up to 3% employer match

  • Business cell phone and service will be provided

  • Monthly transportation benefit OR parking (if qualified)


To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to wilder@peerwa.org. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting August 16th, 2022.

 

Title:                                 Certified Peer Counselor I 

Location:                          Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS) Seattle  

Part/Full Time:                 Full Time

Reports To:                       Peer Kent Program Manager and ETS Clinical Supervisor

Supervisory Role:             No 

Hiring Range:                   $24.12 - $26.42 

Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply:  
  • Have lived experience with mental health and/or substance abuse in long-term stable recovery 

  • BIPOC identified individuals 

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals 

  • Veterans 

General Summary 

Peer emotional support is the foundation of the services provided by Peer Kent. The ability to  discuss struggles and successes related to experiences shared by another individual promotes healing  and compliments traditionally accepted professional services in the healthcare system. The role of the  Certified Peer Counselor is to work with individuals who are struggling with issues related to mental  health, addiction and/or chronic illness. The Certified Peer Counselor will be an accountability partner to  help members plan, evaluate, and maintain their recovery journey by engaging in a positive supportive  relationship. The Certified Peer Counselor is also responsible for demonstrating and inspiring hope, trust  and a positive outlook and optimizing client connection with a broad range of community-based services  and natural supports. 

 

Evergreen Treatment Services Mission:  

Certified Peer Counselors (CPC) contracted to serve individuals in Medically Assisted Treatment  (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder will work directly with the individuals referred for Peer Services and  provide general Peer Support and referrals to people engaged in services with ETS. The CPC will work  closely with the clinical staff and treatment teams to coordinate Peer Services. CPC will integrate with  the ETS staff. Peer Services may include: 1:1 Peer Support, Peer led support groups, resource and  referral, community outreach and connections to Peer Kent services. CPC can provide services in the  office, via telehealth, or in the community as appropriate. CPC will support identified or self-referred  individuals to connect with Peer Kent services, including the Recovery Coach Academy.  

Primary Responsibilities 

● Work directly with the Program Manager to establish guidelines, best practices, client tracking,  and expectations in the development and application of this new position. 

● Work with members early in recovery from or struggling with substance use disorder, mental  health, and/or behavioral health concerns to provide support and referral services.

● Work in collaboration with assigned (ETS) site supervisor and treatment teams for clinical  supervision and effective coordination of Peer Services. 

● Provide intake services and case management for programming contracts. Engage with referred  peers in a timely manner, 1-3 workdays of referral. 

● Maintain regular contact with referred peers as designated in Individual Placement & Support. ● Submit data, treatment notes, documentation, and other reporting in a timely fashion. ● Develop relationships with community partners. 

● Attend all mandatory meetings for Peer Kent, and ETS. 

● Understand and follow all Policy and Procedures of Peer Kent, and ETS. 

● Respond to all phone calls and emails within 1 business day. 

● Act as a representative on behalf of Peer Kent as needed with regards to community  collaborations and events as assigned by the Program Manager . This includes reporting back to  the Program Manager with updates and for direction on how to proceed with our involvement. 

● Maintain clear communication with staff and volunteers. This includes keeping the Program  Manager updated on weekly schedules and copied on all important communication. ● Attend on-going training programs offered to enhance effectiveness of role. 

Required Qualifications 

● Certified Peer Counselor Training comp leted and eligible for DOH Agency Affiliated Counselor  Credentialling. Employment is contingent upon qualifying for an AAC.  

● Must identify as someone in recovery from substance use and/or co-occurring and in remission  for a period of at least one year. 

● Ability to be an active listener by asking questions and reflecting on what is being said. ● Proficient level of ability with computer software: Microsoft Office Products. ● Ability to work both independently and under supervision. 

● Ability to maintain healthy boundaries with peers. 

Preferred Qualifications 

● Lived experience with SUD with a recovery path that included Medically Assisted Treatment. ● Have experience working as a CPC. 

● Experience in Trauma informed Peer Support  

● Experienced in Motivational Interviewing techniques 

● Established relationships with local community-based organizations 

Additional Responsibilities 

This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. In addition to the  responsibilities listed above, the Certified Peer Counselor will be responsible for any additional tasks  that are assigned by the Program Manager.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to wilder@peerwa.org. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting August 16th, 2022.