Peer Partner (504)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.? Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.? Other duties may be assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

The essential functions include:

  • Mentor consumers, ages 16-24, by acting as a positive role model in areas such as healthy relationships, communication and problem solving skills 
  • Serve as a peer representative and advocate for the needs of consumers
  • Link consumers to appropriate community resources and services 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to share relevant personal experiences in efforts to empower consumers
  • Assist with greeting consumers that enter the Peer Resource Center to ensure a safe and welcoming environment
  • Facilitate specific peer-led programming and activities
  • Provide leadership and guidance within the Youth Advisory Council
  • Facilitate the intake process for new consumers as needed
  • Provide assistance with daily sign-in and documentation policies
  • Document and input consumer information and data into ETO software
  • Attend and participate in a weekly Peer Resource Center staff meeting and individual supervision meetings 
  • Participate in other required meetings, trainings and staff retreats

  • Assist with special events and activities within the Peer Resource Center as required
  • Assist with planning, preparation and disbursement of food to consumers
  • Uphold the values of the Peer Resource Center and assist in maintaining these values by consumers
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work flexible hours

  • Develop and maintain accurate consumer records and participate in development of needs/strengths assessment and plan of care
  • Other duties as required

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES 

  • Personal experience with stable and successful independent adult living is a plus
  • Associate's Degree, college credits in Psychology, Child Development, or a related field, and/or a year of experience working in the field of social services.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to share and disclose, as appropriate, their personal story as a means to motivate and guide clients in their personal journey 
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier 

HILLSIDES OFFERS EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE:

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical insurance?with a $10 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan

  • Dental insurance?100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan

  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary

  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit

  • 401 k with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule

  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually

  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable?positions

PQI STATEMENT

Every employee has the opportunity and responsibility to participate in one or more activities each year that support the performance quality improvement (PQI) of Hillsides' programs & services.? Activities might involve membership on a PQI committee or work group, service as a peer reviewer, data collection for PQI and evaluation purposes, completion of PQI questionnaires and surveys or participation in focus groups, or other activities as identified by PQI committees or work groups.

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC)

Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.

OSHA CATEGORY:

This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.? All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer