Peer Partner

Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals - San Jose, CA

Classification: Peer Partner
Job Type: Union-Regular, Full-Time
Available Programs: FSP Criminal Justice and AB109
Location: San Jose, CA
Starting Rate: $22.49

Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED and one (1) year direct service work experience in a mental health field. Personal life experience and/or has received services dealing with mental health, family violence, criminal justice, alcohol, drug, sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Willingness to share personal experiences in coping and overcoming challenges within the system.

Special Requirements: Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and automobile. Preferably be bilingual and bi cultural.

Knowledge Of:
Empowerment, advocacy and support techniques for victims/survivors of violence, people with mental illness or substance abuse issues.
Working knowledge of wellness and recovery concepts, Medi-Cal regulations and program documentation.
Working knowledge of community resources in Santa Clara County and surrounding areas.
Knowledge of case management, group and individual rehabilitation counseling, and linkage-referral.

Ability To:
Ability to maintain assigned case load, achieve productivity expectations and work within a program structure.
Aptitude to accurately apply Medi-Cal regulations and documentation requirements based on training and ensure audit ready charts.
Must have strength-based, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Consistently applies good judgment and safeguards information to comply with all confidentiality requirements, ethical, and legal obligations of the program and Agency.
Works collaboratively with the team to maintain positive morale. Treats team members in a professional and respectful manner. Shares acknowledgments and support as appropriate to build a healthy well-functioning team.
Works well independently with a minimum of clinical supervision. Provides clinical care and direction within scope of discipline.
Shares life experience appropriately, using clear boundaries to support growth and well-being of the clients served.
Demonstrates cultural competency by effectively working with people differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, language capabilities and disabilities.
Ability to comprehend and communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing. Writing skills, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation must meet documentation requirements.
Exhibits organizational skills and good time management with the ability to prioritize workload, handle multiple tasks and demands of the job.

Essential Duties:
Conducts screening, intake and assessments as required. Assesses clients’ needs and goals to determine appropriate resources, including the referral to professional services without delay. Promptly develops and/or implements individual and family Transformational Care Plans (TCP), maintains detailed documentation and monitors progress.
Provides rehabilitation counseling, advocacy, crisis intervention and referral services for clients using evidenced based practices and the wellness & recovery model. Serves as primary contact for assigned clients and works directly with clinical team to implement, monitor and support developmental growth, rehabilitation and treatment including Medi-Cal mental health services and monitoring medication support services in collaboration with the psychiatrist.
Completes detailed program documents in accordance with agency, program and regulatory requirements.
Maintains all charts within Agency and/or Medi-Cal regulations.
Teaches life skills, assists individuals and families with educational and support activities, accesses appropriate community services and rehabilitation counseling. Flexible work schedule may be required including evenings and/or weekends, based on client/program needs.
Employee must have the ability to operate their personal or Agency motor vehicle to participate in client visits, provide daily transportation of clients and/or other assigned Agency business.

Internal candidates must submit a letter of interest and an updated resume to HR.