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Peer Counselor - FT - Everett

Company: Compass Health
Location: Everett
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

PEER COUNSELOR - Full Time

Everett, WA

Compass Health is currently looking for a Peer Counselor for our Crisis Intervention & Prevention team (CPIT).

The program operates with a strength-based and person-centered approach and is targeted to individuals with severe behavioral health disorders who exhibit continuous high service needs, who have experienced multiple inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, and who have been unable to benefit from more traditional outpatient behavioral healthcare.

PACT services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team that includes mental health professionals, a psychiatric prescriber, nurses, a substance use disorder specialist, a vocational specialist, peer counselors, and community support specialists. The entire PACT team carries the caseload rather than an individual clinician. The majority of services are provided in the clients home or other community settings. Clients are seen several times per week, and sometimes multiple times per day, in order to promote stabilization and recovery.

What you will be performing

This position will provide peer support services to clients under the supervision of the Program Supervisor. These services include assistance with stabilization, recovery, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and the development and maintenance of community living skills.

What you will be carrying along

High School Diploma or equivalent.
Current Peer Counselor Certification required.
Experience as a Peer Counselor preferred.
Lived experience with a behavioral health diagnosis required.
Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency
Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
Valid Washington State Drivers License including vehicle and appropriate insurance, if applicable.

What you will be sharing

Thorough knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation and recovery.
Knowledge of mental illnesses and chemical dependency, and effective strategies for dealing with its effects.

What we will be offering

As the regions largest non-profit community behavioral healthcare organization, we have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years. Our commitment to care doesnt stop with our clients though, as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement as well as a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance.

(benefits pro-rated for part time employees)

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance at NO COST to Full-time employees
  • 16 days of paid vacation the first year
  • 12 sick days with great wellness day
  • 13 paid holidays 11 regular and 2 that you choose
  • Professional funds and paid education leave
  • Up to 2% match for the 403B Retirement plan after the first year
  • Automatic additional pay raises when you have your 1st & 3rd anniversary with Compass!
  • And much, much more!!

    The organization you will be joining
    Compass Health is the regions largest private, non-profit organization providing mental health and chemical dependency services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties of Western Washington. We provide quality creative services to children, families and adults in a variety of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings. We have been serving our clients and our communities for over 110 years, though our commitment to care doesnt stop with our clients as we take pride in offering our employees the opportunity to work in a culture that promotes learning, growth, and advancement. We maintain a focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance, which includes competitive compensation and benefits programs. Please visit our website for more information: www.compasshealth.org .

    Compass Health promotes equal treatment and equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual minority status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification

    POSITION SUMMARY
    Job Title: Peer Counselor
    Program: 550-52700 Crisis Intervention & Prevention
    Hours: Full time (40 hours/week)
    Wage: $17.15-$30.01/hr DOE

Keywords: Compass Health, Everett , Peer Counselor - FT - Everett, Other , Everett, Washington

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