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Title:                                           Peer Services Specialist – South King County Municipal Courts

Part/Full Time:                           Full Time – 40 hours/week

Reports to:                                 Program Director

Supervisory role:                       No

Applicants Encouraged:          BIPOC- Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+,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 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.

 

Position Summary

The site director is responsible for every aspect of Peer Seattle’s organizational management. However, with the Chief Program Officer’s approval, some responsibilities may be delegated to staff when funding for such staff is available. This includes, but is not limited to, fundraising, contract solicitation, grants management, supervision of staff and volunteers, direct peer services, special events, community assistance programs, community outreach, and development/collaboration with community partners.

 

Primary Responsibilities

• Work directly with the Program Director 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 regular contact with assigned individuals as instructed.
• 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 Director. This includes reporting back to the Program Director
with updates and directions on how to proceed with our involvement.
• Maintain clear communication with staff and volunteers. This includes keeping the Program Director
updated on weekly schedules and copied on all-important communication.
• Attend ongoing training programs offered to enhance the effectiveness of the role.
• See addendum for additional responsibilities.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Must identify as someone in recovery from mental health and/or addiction challenges and in

remission for a period of at least one year.

  • Must be trained and certified as a peer recovery coach through Peer Washington, its affiliates, CCAR,

or equivalent training model, or be willing to do so within six months of hire.

  • Must have great organizational, documenting, communication, and service development skills.

  • 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.

  •  Ability to manage time effectively.

  •  Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 prior to start date.

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working as a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) or Peer Recovery Coach.

Compensation
  • Hiring Pay: $20.24 – $22.41 per hour DOE (Lifecycle Pay Range: $20.24 – $25.59)

  • 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 paid at time and a half if worked)

  •  3 personal days per year

  •  Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, WA Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Worker’s

compensation; employee premiums covered by the employer up to 100% for employee depending on
plan selection. Spousal and dependent coverage is available at full cost to the employee

  •  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)

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to
jobs@peerkent.org. This position will remain open until filled. Qualified candidates will be reviewed,
and a limited number of applicants will be contacted for interviews. All submissions received after
that time will not be considered.
 

Title:                                          Peer Services Specialist – Family Navigator
Part/Full Time:                          Full Time / Term Limited Temporary
Hourly/Salary:                           Hourly
Reports to:                                Program Manager
Supervisory role:                      No
Applicants Encouraged:         BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, People of Color LGBTQ+ Veterans

General Summary

Peer emotional support is the foundation of the services provided by Peer Seattle. 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 – Family Navigator is to work with family members of individuals who are struggling
with issues related to mental health, addiction, and/or chronic illness. The Peer Services Specialist –
Family Navigator will be an accountability partner to help family members plan, evaluate, and maintain
their recovery journey by engaging in a positive supportive relationship. The Peer Services Specialist –
Family Navigator 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.

Purpose/Vision/Mission

Peer Washington’s purpose is to provide peer emotional support and development services to:
a. Washington state residents impacted by temporary or chronic addiction, mental health, and/or
HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases.
b. 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.
c. 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.
d. 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.
e. 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.

 

Primary Responsibilities

● Work directly with the Program Manager to establish guidelines, best practices, member
tracking, and expectations in the development and application of this new position.
● Work with family members supporting loved ones that are early in recovery from or struggling
with substance use disorder, mental health, and/or behavioral health concerns to provide
support and referral services.
● Provide intake services and case management for programming contracts.
● Maintain weekly contact with assigned members.
● Submit data and other reporting in a timely fashion.
● Develop relationships with community partners.
● Attend all monthly staff meetings.
● Collaborate with other peers as requested in providing support to family members.
● Respond to all phone calls and emails within 1 business day.
● Act as a representative on behalf of Peer Seattle 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 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 ongoing training programs offered to enhance the effectiveness of the role.

Required Qualifications

● Must identify as a family member of someone in recovery from substance use disorder and/or
mental health and in remission for a period of at least one year
● Family Member is self-defined (relatives and loved ones)
● Must be trained and certified as a peer recovery coach through Peer WA, CCAR, or equivalent
training model.
● Must have experience working as a peer recovery coach.
● Must have great organizational, documenting, communication, and program development skills.
● 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.
● Ability to manage time effectively.
● Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 prior to start date

 

Preferred Qualifications

● Established relationships with local community-based organizations.
● Previous experience working as a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) or willing to seek certification
within 6 months of hire
● Previous experience working as a Family Peer Partner
● Previous experience providing resource support and referrals
● Familiarity with services such as 1:1 coaching, group support, Supported

Employment/Supportive Housing, Resource referral, etc.

 

Family Navigator Addendum

● Identify appropriate community support resources to refer and/or link family members with
● Recruit, mentor, and support family members to be trained as volunteer family navigators
● Provide direct peer navigation and resource linkage support to family members as needed
● Collaborate with site staff and agency-wide staff on the development and/or deepening of peer
support for family members
● Maintain accurate records on service output
● Exercise discretion and confidentiality during communication with family members, agencies,
and community partners
● Knowledge of methods and procedures of providing outreach-based community support
services

Additional Responsibilities

This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities. In addition to the
responsibilities listed above, additional tasks may be assigned by the Program Manager.

 

Compensation


● Hiring Pay: $20.24 – $22.41 per hour DOE
● Lifecycle Pay Range: $20.24 – $25.59
● Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued hourly based on hours worked (equivalent to 3 wks/yr @ 40 hrs/wk)
● 3 personal days
● 13 paid holidays
● Monthly transportation benefit
● Business cell phone service
● Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, WA Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Worker’s
compensation; employee premiums covered by the employer at 100% for employee
● Employee Assistance Program
● Employer-Sponsored IRA with up to 3% employer match


If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume with a cover letter to jobs@peerkent.org.