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WorkSource Oregon Certified Peer Support Specialist in The Dalles, Oregon

APPLY TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD! ColumbiaCare Services is a Mental Health Care Provider subject to OAR 33-019-1010, which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption in accordance with the rule. About the Job We have an opening for a Residential Peer Support Specialist. This position will support our Creekside Residential Treatment Facility in The Dalles, Oregon. The Peer Support Specialist will meet each new resident at admission to the program and support the individual in feeling welcome, answer their questions, provide compassionate support, and guide them in articulating any self-determined goals they may want to work on while at the residential treatment facility. The position will engage in one-to-one conversations with residents to build trust, utilize strategic self-disclosure to build connection and normalize mental health challenges, and support individuals in connecting with community peer support systems. This position will facilitate and coordinate peer groups where residents can discuss their unique recovery stories and challenges. In addition, the Residential Peer Support Specialist will receive crisis de-escalation training, which requires performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques. If you have experience working as a Peer Support Specialist or facilitating recovery-oriented conversations or groups, then this position may be a great fit for you! Work Schedule: Saturday through Tuesday, 9:00am \' 5:30pm (Part Time Day) What You\'ll Make \$20.00-\$24.00 per hour DOE/Credentials. Additional 5% Language Differential offered for Bilingual or Multilingual candidates (Spanish/English desired). About the Program Creekside is a mental health Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) serving men and women in 9 residential beds and 3 short term crisis resolution beds. This program provides 24/7 quality residential care in a nurturing environment with the emphasis on recovery and re-integration into the community. ColumbiaCare Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. What You\'ll Need Successful candidates MUST: --Have personal experience with mental health challenges --Be Certified and Registered as a Peer Support Specialist (PSS) or Peer Wellness Specialist (PWS) through the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Successful applicants MUST also have a valid Oregon driver\'s license, maintain a safe driving record, and have the ability to pass a DHS criminal background check. About Us We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status as well as bilingual and/or bicultural applicants. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings.