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Certified Peer Support Specialist

Company: ColumbiaCare Services
Location: Ashland
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


ColumbiaCare Services is a Behavioral Health Care Provider subject to OAR 333-019-1010 , which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption in accordance with the rule.

What We Offer
Enjoy our many benefits and incentives including:

Affordable Medical/Dental/Vision plans
Flexible Spending Account
Generous Vacation and Sick time
Whole Health & Wellness Reimbursement Program
Professional development and training opportunities
100% Vested Retirement Plan w/ up to 6% Match
Holiday Pay (9)
Paid Personal Growth Hours
Paid Time Off for Mental Health
Company Paid Life Insurance
Spontaneous & Longevity Bonuses
Loan Forgiveness Program Eligibility
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Tobacco Cessation Program

For more details about our benefits, visit our website !

About the Job
We have an opening for a Supportive Housing Peer Support Specialist (PSS). ColumbiaCare Services is looking for the right individual to work Peer-to-Peer, meaning you have personal experience with mental health challenges and are a recipient of mental health services, and are willing to share your experiences with adult mental health consumers. The Peer Support Specialist meets with each new resident to support the individual in feeling welcome, answer questions, and provide compassionate support and guidance in setting self-determined goals. They engage with residents one-on-one as well as coordinate and facilitate peer groups, provide personal care services (including shopping, self-help, socialization, meal preparation, and more), and utilize strategic self-disclosure with residents to build connection and normalize mental health challenges.

Work Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm (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
Rogue Ridge Apartments is a brand-new, 28-unit, permanent Supportive Housing program in Ashland, Oregon. Rogue Ridge serves adults who are houseless and living with a mental illness. The program is in a beautiful three-story apartment complex with elevators, ADA units, and a community/activity room for residents to enjoy. Supportive services include on-site staff who provide peer support, skills training, tenancy assistance, community navigation, and more; 24/7 access to housing support; and tenancy services and support around move in and out, rent collection, maintenance, and repairs.

ColumbiaCare Services is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

What You'll Need
The successful candidate MUST:
H ave personal experience with mental health challenges and as a recipient of mental health services
Be both Certified and Registered through the Oregon Health Authority as a Peer Support Specialist (PSS) or Peer Wellness Specialist (PWS)
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.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to frequently talk, listen, use hands and fingers, sit, stand, walk, reach; as well as lift, carry, push, and pull up to 40 pounds . It may require the ability to occasionally climb stairs and ladders, bend, stoop, squat/kneel, and perform other physical tasks as applicable. In addition, you must successfully complete crisis de-escalation and CPR trainings, which require performing various physical, hands-on maneuvers and techniques. Reasonable accommodations can be made.

About Us
ColumbiaCare Services is a non-profit, behavioral health and Veteran's service agency offering a full spectrum of programming to help people get better. We are more than a company. We are a diverse team of individuals who are in the business of changing people's lives. We specialize in providing outpatient services, residential treatment programs, mental health housing, and other supports in beautiful and therapeutic service settings. We promote the whole health and wellbeing of the individuals and communities we serve. We value and honor diversity in all forms, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nationality, spirituality, Veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome persons from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We seek applicants who can demonstrate experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and who will contribute to our mission, vision, and core values.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; therefore, we invite individuals from all walks of life to apply. We strive to deliver equitable employment best practices and opportunities for all, from recruitment, to interviewing and hiring, to our retention activities, promotions, and training and growth opportunities. We give priority to applicants who qualify under protected Veteran status as well as bilingual and/or bicultural applicants.


Keywords: ColumbiaCare Services, Medford , Certified Peer Support Specialist, Other , Ashland, Oregon

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