Rate: $16.11 per hour
Type of Program: FSP
Who We Serve:
Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and behavioral health services, foster care and social services, housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education programs to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families. Our diverse staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to our region’s culturally and ethnically diverse populations. We provide services in 18 counties across California.
Who We Are:
Pacific Clinics is California's largest community-based nonprofit provider of behavioral and mental health services and supports. Its team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of individuals and families through culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and families from birth to older adults. The agency offers services in 18 counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare and Ventura.
What We Offer:
- Competitive salaries
- Great benefits
- Great learning opportunities
- Great supervision
- Supportive, friendly work environment
- An established, reputable, stable company
The Peer Partner provides peer-to-peer support and counseling drawing on shared experiences as a peer to validate the consumer’s experience. Provides guidance and encouragement to consumers to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery.
This position models competency in recovery and serves as a mentor for consumers in an Outpatient, Field-based or Wellness Center setting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
• Assists consumers with creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or other recovery plan and in using WRAP or other recovery plan to identify and manage triggers and symptoms that may lead to relapse or crisis.
• Provides assistance to and the modeling of self-efficacy with the consumer, to help him/her identify, access and effectively utilize community resources, healthcare resources including the member’s primary care physician as well as specialty care providers and in establishing benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medi-Cal and other benefits for which they are eligible.
o Assists members with identifying their housing needs, utilizing both the Pacific Clinics Housing Department and housing resources in the community.
o Assists and supports members with linking to and utilizing education and employment services including Pacific Clinics Employment Services Program, the State Department of Rehabilitation, and local schools and colleges.
o Assists and supports members with linking to and participating in substance abuse services both on-site, if available, as well as in the community.
• Assists consumers in learning social skills and independent living skills that facilitate community integration including budgeting, transportation, grooming and hygiene and integration into the community through social and recreational activities.
• Helps consumers and family members identify, understand and combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and develop strategies to reduce self-stigma.
• Maintains billable services consistent with program needs and funding source expectations, through documentation and other required paperwork.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• High school diploma or GED required. Completion of Mental Health Worker Training Course is highly desirable.
• Position is reserved for an individual who has lived experience with mental illness or the mental health system.
• Basic knowledge of computer/word processing skills, preferred.
• Flexible work schedule to include occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Must know or quickly acquire extensive knowledge of local community resources.
• Current California driver’s license, car insurance, and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.
• Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), background clearance.
We comply with Assembly Bill AB1933, candidates are required to show proof of full vaccination (including Booster) to begin work. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, cannot begin work until they are fully vaccinated and waited fourteen days post second vaccine. Requests for Medical and Religious exemptions may be submitted post offer for consideration.
Unvaccinated May Not begin work until:
- Received one Johnson & Johnson or two Pfizer or Moderna and waited 14 days past the last vaccine.
- Pfizer second dose – taken after 21 days = can start after 35 days from 1st dose
-Moderna second dose – taken after 28 days after first dose = can start work after 42 days from 1st dose
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.