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Mental Health Spanish-Bilingual Peer Provider

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

TOP THREE RESPONSIBILITIES

1.   Provide wellness-focused peer-to-peer support in 1:1 settings and group support settings for Marin County Crisis Continuum clients

2.   Work alongside mental health clinicians to provide targeted, intensive case management support to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, particularly Spanish-speaking individuals.  

3.   Serve as an advocate for program participants and a model for mental health recovery

The Peer Provider will spend time both on-site at the BHRS office and traveling throughout Marin County to provide personalized follow-up counseling and case management support to people in recovery from a crisis experience. Position responsibilities will include the following:

Peer Support & Case Management:

·     Use personal lived experience as a mental health consumer and/or family member to engage with clients

·     Serve as a role model and self-disclose lived experience background to clients as appropriate, to establish trust and demonstrate possibility of recovery

·     Provide information and assist clients with access to community services and resources

·     Communicate with physicians, psychiatrists, and therapists as well as other service providers

·     Assist with crisis intervention, targeted case management, advocacy, service navigation, and other supports

·     Provide ongoing follow-up contact to ensure clients are connected to appropriate supports, and provide additional assistance when needed

·     Help ensure that services are sensitive to the cultural context and personal history of each client and the client’s support system; provide services in community-based settings

·     Ensure that consumers and family members are involved to the greatest extent possible in decisions affecting services and treatment

·     Promote collaboration among support systems, mental health providers, healthcare providers, justice system personnel, school personnel, and other agencies


Record-Keeping, Training & Participation:

·     Attend supervision, staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings in Marin and in San Francisco

·     Maintain detailed records of services provided by program staff and ensure client record confidentiality

·     Ensure records contain all data necessary in reporting to the State Department of Mental Health

·     Ensure records conform to Medi-Cal requirements and standards

·     Provide feedback and support to Marin County BHRS and communicate with MHASF about site issues as needed

·     Provide training and information to the greater Marin County community to increase knowledge of and access to mental health triage

·     Other responsibilities as assigned


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·     Personal lived experience with mental health challenges, and/or experience supporting a family member through mental health challenges

·     Valid CA driver license with clean record and own vehicle

·     Proof of COVID-19 vaccine

·     Bilingual Spanish skills (speaking, writing, and reading)

·     2 years’ professional experience supporting people with behavioral health challenges

·     Proficient computer skills, including typing and data entry

·     Clear, effective written and verbal communication skills

·     Behavioral health knowledge, including familiarity with psychiatric diagnoses, psychiatric symptoms and associated behavior, psychiatric medications, and substance use issues

·     Self-direction, flexibility, and organization

·     Ability to use independent judgment, work effectively under pressure, and function well in a team setting

·     Willingness to learn from others, take feedback, and make adjustments to communication and behavior

·     Proven ability to work effectively with people of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and paths to recovery

·     Commitment to upholding the mission and values of MHASF

·     Preferred – Familiarity and experience with harm reduction and the mental health recovery model

·     Preferred – Experience with case documentation and billing; training will be provided as needed

RESPONSIBILITIES:

TOP THREE RESPONSIBILITIES

1.   Provide wellness-focused peer-to-peer support in 1:1 settings and group support settings for Marin County Crisis Continuum clients

2.   Work alongside mental health clinicians to provide…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021

Salary

Up to $54,000

Benefits

  • Full-time benefits package available package (includes medical, dental vision, EAP, paid time off and other fringe benefits).
  • Kaiser HMO or Blue Shield PPO medical; Principal dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance; plus, an Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation, sick, and personal time accruals, and 11+ paid holidays annually
  • FSA, Commuter Check, and 403(b) options available
  • Full-time benefits package available package (includes medical, dental vision, EAP, paid time off and other fringe benefits).
  • Kaiser HMO or Blue Shield PPO medical; Principal dental…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish skills (speaking, writing, and reading)

Bilingual Spanish skills (speaking, writing, and reading)

Location

On-site
870 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

How to Apply

We only consider applications that have been submitted though our online portal. Apply here:

https://mentalhealthsf.formstack.com/forms/mental_health_spanish_bilingual_peer_provider

We only consider applications that have been submitted though our online portal. Apply here:

https://mentalhealthsf.formstack.com/forms…

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