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Peer Support Specialist - Bridgeways

Under the supervision of the Bridgeways Program Manager, the Peer Support Specialist will work to engage youth who are juvenile justice involved or at-risk of juvenile justice involvement, and who have behavioral health needs which qualify them for Full Service Partnership services in the Bridgeways program. The Peer Support Specialist should have lived experience that will uniquely qualify them to engage and connect with our clientele, assisting them in their recovery with substance use disorders or improving their behavioral health

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Specific Activities
  • Conducts eligibility screenings and intakes for identified youth
  • Conducts quarterly outreach to school districts, organizations that serve at-risk youth, law enforcement, and other referral sources 
  • Collaborates with Bridgeway Clinicians, SUD Counselors, PCPs, Mental Health Registered Nurse, and other individuals in the client’s care team to develop a comprehensive, holistic case management plan and goals
  • Co-facilitates evidence-based treatment groups with Bridgeway Clinicians
  • Maintains a minimum 30% productivity level
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • Lived experience and/or education from related field, with behavioral health, juvenile justice, and substance abuse disorders between the ages of 12-21 preferred.
  • Experience of community-based social service or case management experience is a plus.
  • Must possess the ability to make sound decisions independently.
Additional Requirement
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with a good driving record.
  • Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed).
  • Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Generous paid vacation
  • Paid sick time (6 days)
  • Paid holidays (14 days)
  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • 100% employer paid life insurance
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Professional development assistance
  • Great employee incentive awards program
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid supervision hours (clinical positions)
$18-$19.60 Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills. EEO
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be exposed in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Travel is required to client homes. Employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The employee will be required to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer.
Work Schedule
  • Fulltime, non-exempt
  • Monday-Friday 40hrs/week (may include evening and occasional weekend hours)