ST. ELIZABETH SHELTERS & SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Certified Peer Support Worker
Title: Certified Peer Support Worker
Supervisor: Executive Director
Objective: To provide case management assistance to formerly homeless individuals and families. This position will be part of a cross-agency, multi-disciplinary mobile team working with clients of various agencies, including St. Elizabeth Shelters & Supportive Housing, The Lifelink, Casa Milagro. It will be under the auspices of St. Elizabeth.
Salary: $45,000 -- $55,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications
Status: Full-Time FLSA non-exempt Employee
At least 4 years-experience providing Peer Support work to individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorder(s).
Strong knowledge of peer-based support services
Be HIPAA certified or be willing to become certified (immediately upon hire)
Participate in training classes for Trauma-Informed, Motivational Interviewing skills, and other pertinent trainings
Have accessed behavioral health services because of lived experience as a peer in recovery, or vicarious experience
Experience, or as a caregiver of a person who has accessed behavioral health services
Proficient with computers and office equipment (entire Microsoft Office Suite)
Strong organizational and time management skill
Other Duties as Assigned
Ability to work as a team member and cooperatively with both shelter and supportive housing staff to ensure best outcomes for clients.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with tenants and their diverse challenges.
Experience and Skills
Spanish speaking preferred
Experience working with homeless individuals and/or families preferred
Willing and able to work with diverse populations
Effective communication skills
Knowledge of the unique cultural heritage of northern New Mexico
Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
Willing and able to work irregular hours and have a flexible work schedule
Ability to lift 20 pounds