PAY SCALE: $22.00 - $24.00 per hour

FTE: 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week), non-exempt.

BENEFITS: This is a benefited position as outlined in the MHAAO Employee Handbook TITLE: Peer Manager

REPORTS TO: Department Director of EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services DEPARTMENT: EVOLVE Peer Delivered Services

HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to careers@mhaoforegon.org by Wednesday September 25, 2019.

Job Description:

In addition to the role of Peer Support Specialist, the Peer Manager works collaboratively with EVOLVE Department Director to develop program materials and resources as well as supervises peer support specialists assigned to them. Supports the onboarding process of new peer support specialists. Coordinates referrals for Peer Specialists/Recovery Mentors and individuals to provide support for those with mental health and/or addiction challenges. Assists Department Director to ensure EVOLVE activities are in agreement with grant requirements. Assists in preparing reports and other information as required by program funder.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises peers support specialists

  • Responds to referral inquiries.

  • Assists with onboarding and training of new Peer Support Specialist staff.

  • Collaborates with team members on organizational and program goals.

  • Provides 1:1 or group peer support/recovery mentor services as needed.

Qualifications for Position:

Identifies as having lived experience of addiction and mental health challenges. Understands the effect of trauma on health, coping, and other aspects of individual needs. Understands the principles of recovery, consumer-involvement and trauma-informed care.

Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Demonstrated knowledge of human services/peer support program development and capacity building. Ability to network and collaborate with diverse groups of people who have varied skills and knowledge. Ability to read, analyze and interpret mental health and recovery periodicals, professional journals, and government regulations. Well-developed writing skills including the ability to write for publication, and to create reports, technical assistance guides, and educational and training materials. Ability to respond to questions from other community organizations, consumers, and the general public. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

The Peer Support Specialist (PSS)/Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) offers addiction recovery peer support to individuals residing in Clackamas County as a peer who has similar life experiences and acts as a positive role model of living in recovery.

Personal Qualities:

The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about and committed to the MHAAO mission. Must be a good communicator and sensitive to various communication and learning styles. Is comfortable with the shared duties and daily prioritization shifts inherent to a small non-profit environment. Must have lived experience of mental health and addiction recovery. Possesses an absolute belief in every peer’s ability to learn, grow and recover. Possesses insight pertaining to personal biases and worldview and how they may interfere with effectively working with individuals representing a variety of cultural, ethnic, language and life experiences.

Amount of Travel: Regular travel via car.

The above accountabilities represent work performed by this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position.

Employment with Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon is "at-will." This means employees are free to resign at any time, with or without cause, and Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or advance notice. As an at-will employee, it is not guaranteed, in any manner, that you will be employed with Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon for any set period of time.

Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at Mental Health & Addiction Association of Oregon are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, Veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.