Website Felton Remind

SALARY: 60,000-70,000

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

Provide peer counseling and support strategically utilizing lived experience to validate and empower an individual’s own sense of hope and participation in their recovery
Plan activities to help program participants to structure their time, decrease isolation, and provide opportunities to gain confidence in a variety of settings
Provide direct support to assist program participants with challenges in the areas of independent living skills, wellness, housing, personal goals, socialization, and connection to their community, including advocacy organizations that promote consumer involvement in the mental health system
Help individuals develop awareness of self-stigma, while also developing strategies to address culture-wide stigma and discrimination against people with mental health issues
Provide peer support groups and plan group activities within the community
Other duties as assigned

A minimum of one year in recovery and personal experience with mental health issues and/or substance abuse required. Mental health outreach/engagement experience highly desirable
High school diploma or equivalent experience
Peer Specialist Training program and/or WRAP facilitator training a plus
Personal lived experience of psychiatric hospitalization, disability and/or navigating public services a plus
Counseling/mentoring skills and ability to engage clients and family members
Demonstrated ability to interact with and respect differences of opinion, beliefs, culture, appearances and ways of life
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and ability to type 45 WPM
Valid California Drivers’ License with an excellent driving record
Access to a vehicle for work use and valid CA Insurance

Knowledge of respective county behavioral health and school systems preferred
Knowledge of various cultural and spiritual understandings of psychosis a plus
Ability to perform some physical tasks, including assisting clients with public transportation, moving, cleaning, etc
Ability to establish trusting, hopeful relationships with clients and their families and collaborate effectively with community partners
Strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
Openness to learning, immediately applying new information and modifying practices
Ability to be comfortable working in a variety of environments, including schools, job sites, family homes, and other community locations
Demonstrated experience as a team player with a welcoming attitude
Bilingual English/Spanish Highly Desirable, Preferred
Physical Requirements, Use of Equipment, and Work Environment
The position requires sitting at a desk approximately 40% of the time, with standing 20% and walking or driving 40% of the time. Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, and reaching. Lifting may be required occasionally of no more than 20 lbs. at a time. Approximately 40% of the time the employee uses a computer, keyboard, mouse, telephone, mobile phone, fax machine, copier, and video conferencing equipment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work is performed in an office environment and/or at various community locations and requires local travel.


Additional Information:

Division: Early Psychosis

Reports to: Program Manager



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