Peer Counselor Positions Available at Sunset Mental Health Services
Two Peer Counselor Positions Available: Part Time 20 hours per week
Immediate Openings at Sunset Mental Health Services – Wellness & Recovery Program - Open Until Filled
Two Peer Counselor positions are available for immediate hire at Sunset Mental Health Services. Both Peer Counselors will be expected to facilitate groups and teach/ model recovery-oriented tools and skills. Peer Counselors will be trained to use motivational interviewing, active listening and other compassionate skills to provide a safe, welcoming environment for clients. In this way, Peer Counselors will facilitate the journey of wellness and recovery for each individual client. Sunset Mental Health Services is seeking creative & passionate people who want to get in on the ground floor of developing an exciting new Wellness & Recovery program.
Essential Job Functions:
- Engage clients in group settings and one-on-one meetings.
- Work compassionately with each client to understand their individual aspirations, strengths and barriers to recovery.
- Partner with clients to develop individualized WRAP & provide appropriate level of support for each client in the implementation of their plan.
- Identify clients who are not achieving their treatment goals and support them to overcome barriers to recovery. Also provide outreach to isolative and/or under-engaged clients.
- Identify community based agencies to develop partnerships with.
- Lead groups out into the community to facilitate engagement or re-engagement into community life.
- Teach/model healthy self-care behaviors such as stress management and conflict resolution.
- Ability to handle both negative and positive feedback from clients and other staff in an open and professional manner.
- Participate actively as part of clinical Wellness team in the development, implementation and analysis of this consumer driven Wellness & Recovery program.
- Other responsibilities as the Wellness & Recovery program evolves.
Education, Life Experience & Other Requirements:
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Spoken fluency in Cantonese, Mandarin or Russian required for one position.
- Prefer personal experience as a consumer (or family member) of mental health services in San Francisco for at least 2 years
- Prefer completion of a mental health certificate program or equivalent life experience.
- Prefer familiarity & knowledge of San Francisco community resources/services.
Interested parties please email your resume to email@example.com of fax to 415-753-8147
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