Peer Support Specialist I

Yamhill County   McMinnville , OR   Full-time
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Peer Support Specialist I
(HS Technician)
HHS/Adult Behavioral Health
Pro-rated Salary (.675 FTE): $2028 - $2728 /month (DOE) with Excellent Benefits
Job #BH21-091
Recruitment closes September 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.


The Peer Support Specialist I
This is a regular, part-time position (27 hours/week) for a Peer Support Specialist to serve individuals with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring mental health and addictions challenges. The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) will work with multi-disciplinary teams to assist individuals in accessing resources, addressing barriers related to their mental health, and developing skills that promote recovery and advocacy. Responsibilities include: using personal mental health experiences to provide support to individuals, assisting in utilizing recovery skills, providing linkage with local peer organizations, identifying strengths to achieve individual goals, and providing individual and group peer services. This is a graveyard position, the work schedule is Thursday 11:30 pm –Friday 9:00 am, Friday 11:30 pm –Saturday 9:00am, and Saturday 11:30 pm-Sunday 9:00 am, with a half hour lunch. 


The Benefits - (benefit premiums will be pro-rated for part-time)
Health coverage - Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage is available for the entire family. For the 2021- 2022 plan year, the County will pay 98% of the monthly premium and employees will pay 2% ($35.78 per month) for the Base Plan. With this plan, employees are eligible for a $100 a month contribution into an HRA VEBA account. Buy-up plans are also available.
Retirement - PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) contribution is 100% employer funded, which includes both contribution to PERS pension and IAP accounts (IAP contribution is 6% of salary).
Short-Term Disability – 100% County paid.
Life insurance - $10,000 for employee/$2,000 for spouse and children – 100% County Paid.
Vacation/Sick Leave - Flexible Earned Time (FET) is a combination of vacation and sick leave. To start, employees earn 13 hours per month and future accruals increase based on years of service. After a year of service and depending on FET balance, employees may sell-back up to 40 hours of FET per year.

The Candidate
The successful candidate must be a self-identified, current or former recipient of mental health services who embraces the philosophy of resilience and recovery, who is willing to be a role model for persons receiving mental health services, and ideally will have experience with an array of mental health services such as medication management, supported housing, supported employment, hospitalization, etc., and personal experience and knowledge of recovery. Must have good written and verbal communication skills, general keyboarding and computer skills (including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and excellent personal boundaries, organizational skills, and demonstrated honesty, accuracy, and integrity.
In order to qualify for most HHS positions, applicants:

 Must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare, and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); and
 Must not be excluded from participation in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this classification with or without accommodation.


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Yamhill County

McMinnville , OR