Yamhill County has approximately 102,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Yamhill County is home to Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. We have the benefits, appeal and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.
The Peer Support Specialist
This is a regular, full time position for a Peer Support Specialist to work as part of the General Outpatient Mental Health Services team. The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) will work within multi-disciplinary teams to assist individuals in accessing resources, addressing barriers related to their mental health, and developing skills that promote recovery and wellness.
Responsibilities include: utilizing lived mental health experiences to provide mentoring along with individual and group skills training; assisting individuals with utilizing recovery skills, providing linkage with local peer organizations and community resources, identifying strengths to achieve individual goals, and providing individual and group peer services.
Health coverage - Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the entire family. For the 2019-2020 plan year, the County paid 99% of the monthly premium and employees paid 1% ($15.90 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. (Premiums for the 2020-2021 plan year have not yet been determined.)
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 - $6,000 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, you will earn 12.38 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.
Yamhill CountyMcMinnville, OR