Bilingual Peer Support Specialist
Southland Integrated Services, Inc.

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Post Date: Jun 08, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $20 - $22 per hour
Location: US - California - Garden Grove
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Duties & Responsibilities:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
•        Assist in the intake, orientation, and service coordination for patients/clients internally and externally.
•        Provide role-models of self-care and effective use of recovery skills.
•        Assist patients/clients with accessing resources and making referrals and provides advocacy when they encounter systemic barriers, including ongoing support.
•        Implement culturally responsive program activities that engage patients/clients in active and meaningful experiences.
•        Establish relationships with patients/clients that encourages positive social and emotional development, create healthy and on-going support systems.
•        Maintain data, case files, have good organizational skills and documentation in a timely manner.
•        Engage and assist in monitoring patients/clients’ progress and provide feedback to improve treatment outcome as needed.
•        Provide peer’s experience, trauma-informed, culturally affirming, and other necessary services to targeted populations.
•        Assist in the design of promotional and educational program materials (monthly calendar, fliers, brochures, etc.) targeting specific needed populations.
•        Maintain current information on community resources and relevant local service providers and updates staff resource binder as necessary.
•        Provides conflict resolution, lead group and recreational activities as needed.
•        Attend community events, conferences, trainings and meetings as needed.
•        Assist with daily activities to maintain safety, functionality and positive work environment.
•        Participate in cross-training experience, including duties that support the overall workflow of the clinic.
•        Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Requirements:
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required to satisfactorily complete job:

•        Must be bilingual English and Vietnamese or Spanish.
•        Strong ability to provide support to patients and family members.
•        Capacity to exercise good judgment in a calm manner when responding to psychiatric and medical emergencies or other unpredictable situations
•        Demonstrates professional conduct and accountability, including understanding the legal consequences of patient’s rights and responsibilities.
•        Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice.
•        Assisting in de-escalation of stressful situations for patients/clients.
•        Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, and a compassionate nature.
•        Ability to maintain confidentiality.
•        Extensive experience in service coordination, multidisciplinary team and community health setting.
•        Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field or have peer support experience preferred.
•        Experience with co-occurring health and mental health problems preferred.
•        Knowledge of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services’ (SAMHSA) best practice indicators preferred.
•        Interest in working with the underserved, low-income communities is highly desired.
•        Must pass background check/sanction screening and complete all HR requirements.