The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) will provide 1:1 support and
education to individuals with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED).
The PSS will provide support and recovery training to individuals
receiving services. The PSS will also assist in the implementing/
creating a recovery environment and acts as an advocate for the
needs and rights of every individual. The PSS is expected to
demonstrate his/her abilities, education, work ethics, and life
skills with peers. Provides general office support as assigned.
Works with individuals to assist them in accessing appropriate
support services and entitlements, medical care, community
resources, and family support systems in an effort to facilitate
recovery and rehabilitation.
Essential Functions of the Job:
* Is well versed in resources available in the region. Supports
the "No Wrong Door" philosophy. * Acts as program ambassador.
Performs collateral interviews as indicated. Assists clients with
intake packet materials. * Provides peer support to engage
individuals in a recovery partnership and assists in identifying
participant's hopes and dreams and the solutions they are seeking.
* Teaches recovery and life skills using recovery tools. * Models
hope, personal responsibility and self-advocacy to demonstrate how
recovery goals can be respectfully met and how a belief in self is
maintained. * Assists in developing natural supports and community
living. * Cultivates connectedness in the person's life (self,
others, the environment, and to meaning and purpose). * Coordinates
with the individual's clinical team and other supports to arrange
services or resources to help the individual achieve their goals. *
Completes clinical documentation as required. * Facilitates Peer to
Peer Recovery Groups or Patient Advisory Groups. * Collaborates to
foster a team culture that respects, recognizes, and acknowledges
each client's point of view. Ensures client choice and
self-determination in treatment planning. * Provides peer
counseling and consultation to clients, families, and team members.
Informs/consults program management regarding crises and/or unusual
or critical incidents. Responsible for documentation specific to
services provided. * Assist and support outreach activities in the
community as directed (i.e. Health Fairs, School Based Events,
etc.) * Performs other related duties as assigned.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
* Attends trainings offered by SYHC's Training and/or Behavioral
Health Department to improve and increase competencies in the areas
identified by the Program Manager and/or Lead staff. * Attends
trainings on Cultural Diversity to identify personal cultural
values, assumptions and beliefs; understands how these beliefs may
lead to stereotyping various cultural groups and affect client care
and decision making; demonstrates competency in this area. *
Attends training on the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System
of Care (CCISC) model as directed. Shows competence with the model
and its principles and welcomes and serves individuals with
co-occurring disorders (COD). * Documents training in the Center's
training log. * If driving is required for this position, must meet
all requirements outlined in our driving policy. * Performs other
duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
Education Required (Minimum level of education):
High School Diploma or GED
California Drivers' License in good standing & proof of
Experience Required (Minimum level of experience):
Must have lived experience: you are living with behavioral
health challenges and are grounded in your recovery.
Verbal and Written Skills Required to perform the Job:
Bilingual (English and Spanish). Good written and verbal
Superb organizational ability and exceptionally analytical.
Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:
Experience and knowledge with Microsoft Office software.
Computers, phones, vehicles, copy machines and fax machines,
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Long Irregular hours. May work in an office environment or
behavioral health facility. May have contact with individuals who
are agitated and/or confused. Prolonged periods of sitting, and
constant walking and standing. Driving and occasional travel
San Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care
organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate,
accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire
The organization was founded by seven women in search of medical
services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later,
San Ysidro Health now provides innovative care to over 92,000
patients through a vast and integrated network of 34 program sites
across the county. San Ysidro Health could not serve our patients
without the dedication of our passionate and hardworking
Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!
San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal
employment opportunity for all applicants for employment.
Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as
employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of
benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers,
position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and
separations are made without regard to reace, color, religion
(including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin,
nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status,
ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family
status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or
HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of
an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a
genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test,
military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
* Pay Type Hourly
* 1061 Tierra Del Rey, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA