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Housing Peer Specialist (PS21)

Company: Benton County (OR)
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Benton County Health Department is seeking a Peer Specialist to join the Housing Team. Peer Recovery Specialists are people who have been successful in the recovery process who help others experiencing similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse.Job SummaryThis position provides supportive services to individuals in the process of obtaining or maintaining housing. The Housing Team is co-located with Mental Health Treatment, Substance Use Treatment, Dental and Primary Care. Workload is both independent and as part of an integrated team comprised of other behavioral health professionals. A portion of this position includes providing outreach to community partners.The ideal candidate would have lived experience with Mental Health Treatment, Houselessness and/or the ability to navigate community resources; feel comfortable meeting new individuals in the community and in the office; and is interested in being part of a team. This part-time benefited position is at .5 FTE (20 hours / week)Click here for a complete list of the duties, responsibilities and physical requirements of this position.First Review of Applications will be on 1/14/2022Minimum QualificationsThe following minimum qualifications are required for this position: One-year Technical Training Certificate or Degree beyond High School; AND1 year of related health services experience.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.Special Requirements: Approved Peer Specialist training certification.Must be an individual in recovery from a mental illness.Valid Oregon driver's license. This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle. Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.Benton County requires all Health Services and Clinic employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.Your Total Compensation/BenefitsHourly salary range of $18.06 - $22.12Rewarding work in a productive, innovative, and creative environment.Colleagues who are passionate about public service.Paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance.Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with Benton County.Employees are able to choose between an employer-sponsored traditional Preferred Provider Healthcare Plan (PPO) or a High Deductible Healthcare Plan (HDHP) with an HSA or HRA employer contribution of up to $700. Both options are offered with minimal premium costs to the employee.Choose between two dental group plans - MODA or Willamette Dental Plan.The Vision plan is embedded in the medical plans.Employer paid Life and AD&D insurance coverage, plus optional supplemental available for employee/spouse.Employer paid Long Term Disability coverage.Employer paid retirement contribution towards Oregon PERS.Deferred Compensation 457b Plan with employer contribution and optional employee contribution.Live, work, and play in Corvallis, Oregon.Questions regarding this position can be directed toAshley Talamantes, Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Program ManagerBenton County Health ServicesTelephone: (541) 766-0144ashley.talamantes@co.benton.or.usWorking & Living in Benton CountyPerfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities. Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the county's 90,000 residents like to say they "have it all." Working in Benton CountyLiving in Benton CountyHow to ApplyTo apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered. Answer all supplemental questions.After you ApplyYou will get an email stating your application has been submitted. Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the "My Applications" section.Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment. Additional informationThis is a FLSA non-exempt position.Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans' preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Benton County will review these documents to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling 541-766-6081.Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. Helpful links and contact informationLearn more about Benton CountyUnderstanding the County Application ProcessJob Interest Cards webpage For more information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 541-766-6081.

Keywords: Benton County (OR), Corvallis , Housing Peer Specialist (PS21), Other , Corvallis, Oregon

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