Job Openings

Current job openings at Peer Seattle:

(1) Peer Services Specialist - Supportive Housing

(1) Program Manager

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Title:                              Peer Services Specialist w/FCS Supportive Housing Addendum

Part/Full Time:              Full Time

Hourly/Salary:               Hourly

Reports to:                    Program Manager

Supervisory role:           No

Note: Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply

  • Lived experience with addiction and/or mental illness and in recovery for at least 1 year

  • BIPOC identified individuals (Black Indigenous Persons of Color)

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals

  • 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 is to work with individuals who are struggling with issues related to mental health, addiction and/or chronic illness. 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 client 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:

  • 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.

 

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 living with substance use, mental health and/or HIV/AIDS 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.

  • Attend all monthly Peer Coach Support Meetings.

  • Collaborate with Peer Seattle Peer Coaches as requested in providing support to their matches.

  • 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 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 ongoing training programs offered to enhance effectiveness of role.

Required Qualifications
  • Must identify as someone in recovery from substance use and/or mental health 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 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.

  • Experience working in Supportive Housing Programs.

  • Knowledge of Permanent Supportive Housing and/or Foundational Community Support programs.

  • Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before hire date

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Established relationships with local community-based organizations.

  • Previous experience working as a Certified Peer Counselor (CPC).

  • Previous experience working as a peer recovery coach.

                                              

Addendum Foundational Community Supports (FCS) and Clubhouse Responsibilities
  • Provide the Peer Seattle community education on FCS and Clubhouse benefits and housing sustainability service components

  • Maintains referral intake data collection and assures timely follow-up

  • Provides backup “supportive housing” services as needed, including, but not limited to: housing assessments, identifying housing stabilization resources, lease rights and responsibilities, independent living skills development, landlord relations, and crisis management.

  • Develop expertise in the supportive housing arena by working with the Peer Seattle community care providers, service partners, and other resources regarding affordable housing and supportive wrap-around services

  • Maintain accurate records on provided services for verifiable billing. 

  • Document and communicate with members, agency, and community partners on case activity progress

  • Must be able to do outreach throughout King County, including transportation necessary to provide supportive housing services (including direct transportation of member as needed) and respond to individual case needs

  • Knowledge of Housing First principles, tenant rights, and related resources

  • Knowledge of methods and procedures of providing outreach-based community support services to support client ability to maintain independent living situations                         

Compensation
  • Pay Scale: $22.97- $25.16 per hour DOE

  • Lifecycle pay range $22.97 - $31.64 per hour

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued hourly based on hours worked (equivalent to 3 wks/yr @ 40 hrs/wk)

  • 3 personal days per calendar year (2 personal days for 2022 if hired before Aug 31, 2022)

  • 13 paid holidays or worked with a shift premium

  • 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

  • Employee Assistance Program

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

  • Business cell phone and service will be provided

  • Monthly transportation benefit

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume with a cover letter to jobs@peerseattle.org by August 20, 2022. Incomplete and late submissions will not be reviewed.

 

Title:                                         Program Manager 

Part/Full Time:                         Full Time

Hourly/Salary:                          Hourly

Reports to:                               Director

Supervisory role:                      Yes

 

Note: Candidates who identify with one or more of the following are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

  • BIPOC identified individuals.

  • LGBTQIA+ identified individuals.

  • Veterans
     

General Summary

Programming is the culmination of services that our organization provides to the community.  This includes, but is not limited to, volunteer engagement and management, peer support groups, peer coaching, resource connections, supported employment, supportive housing, special events, community assistance programs, community outreach and collaboration with community partners.  The role of the Program Manager is to assess, create, manage, and develop ongoing programming as it pertains to the direction of our organization in serving the needs of the community.

 

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.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Recruit, train, supervise and mentor Peer Services Specialists (PSS). Identify annual goals and ensure direct reports can meet those goals.

  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained during agency hours: 7 days a week from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, including holidays. 

  • Build relationships with staff, members, and community stakeholders to provide programming and services that best serve the needs of our members.

  • Problem solves issues and conflicts as they arise that are beyond the scope of the PSS role.

  • Actively address people and issues that conflict with Peer Seattle policies or create an unsafe environment for people to come together.  This includes mediation of personal conflicts among our members to full resolution and involving the Director when necessary to determine the need for temporary or permanent expulsion of problematic people.

  • Maintain open communication and effective working relationships with fellow staff members based on mutual respect, reasonable and timely expectations that promote a positive working environment. 

  • Oversee/implement through your direct reports all trainings provided by Peer Seattle specific to the program(s) assigned to you.

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

  • Must be available to address extreme issues that occur during agency hours.

  • Work with your direct reports and other staff in the planning and logistics for all program specific events.

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

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

  • Strive to meet or exceed all grant/contract deliverables as assigned including reporting.

  • Encourage members to get involved in volunteer positions, special events and fundraising events.

 

Required Qualifications
  • Must identify as a peer: someone with lived experience and in recovery for a period of at least one year.

  • Recent/Current management experience: supervision, volunteer management, project management, reporting, budgets, conflict resolution, scheduling, etc.  

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

  • Must be trained and certified as a peer recovery coach through a Peer WA training model within six (6) months of hire.

  • Must have experience working as a peer recovery coach and/or Certified Peer Counselor (CPC) or willingness to take the training within six (6) months of hire.

  • 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, Salesforce, and Smartsheet.

  • Ability to work both independently and under supervision. 

  • Ability to maintain healthy boundaries with peers. 

  • Ability to manage time effectively. 

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start date

 

Additional Responsibilities

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

 
Compensation
  •  Pay Scale: $29.26 - $34.86 per hour DOE

  •  Lifecycle pay range $29.26 - $49.23 per hour

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) accrued hourly based on hours worked (equivalent to 3 wks/yr @ 40 hrs/wk)

  • 3 personal days per calendar year

  • 13 paid holidays or worked with a shift premium

  • 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

  • Employee Assistance Program

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

  • Business cell phone and service will be provided

  • Monthly transportation benefit

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@peerseattle.org. Submission deadline is August 20, 2022. 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.