New job Peer Support Counselor in Washington

Peer Support Counselor

Company : Family Impact Network (FIN)
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Washington

Full Description

Wellpinit, WA

Family Impact Network invites applications for a Certified Peer Support Counselor position to join our family
preservation treatment services utilizing Child & Parent Psychotherapy treatment model. Are you seeking an
opportunity to be part of a team innovating a new model of preventative and direct services for family
preservation? Are you inspired to learn about and serve rural and tribal communities? Family Impact Network has
an opportunity for a driven Certified Peer Support Counselor who is adaptable, team-oriented and a strong
problem solver to serve children and families through a team model.

Join our Family Impact Network team in our mission to serve children and families from crisis to stability. FIN
offers a generous benefit package to include:


  • Comprehensive medical, vision, dental and life insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous paid time off
  • Enhanced education and training opportunities
  • Employee wellness, volunteer, and social opportunities
  • Reflective supervision model (self and group)
  • Organization with a strong emphasis on self and family strength
  • Participation in a team with long-term experience with children and families


About FIN

Family Impact Network supports public and private efforts to transition under-resourced children and families
from crisis to stability. With a focus on outcomes and quality services, FIN is partnering with the Department of
Children, Youth and Families and service providers to serve as the Network Administrator in twenty counties in
Eastern and Central Washington. Through this work FIN provides resources and services to vulnerable children
and families to address safety, prevention, permanency and stability, and overall well-being. In partnership with
the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) FIN implements an upfront assessment and service model. This
trauma-informed treatment model blends the latest culturally informed and resonant evidence-based practices.
This therapeutic model promotes Native American family stabilization and reunification after informal relative
placements; supports families remaining intact in the community and strengthens families through the provision of
comprehensive behavioral health programs and preventive social services.

Together, we seek to create a system that taps into the power of partnerships, identifies and elevates the valuable
work going on in Okanogan, Ferry and Stevens counties, creates opportunities for greater collaboration and
innovation, uses data to strengthen our community and extend what’s working.

Our diverse team brings together a unique range of talents and perspectives. Whether it's leadership, policy,
funding, or community advocacy, we do this work because we are passionate about our communities and helping
families.



About the Position

The Family Impact Network (FIN) supports restorative and empowering efforts to transition under-resourced
children and families from crisis to healing. This full-time position involves being a part of a multi-disciplinary
family preservation treatment team. The Peer Support Counselor/Recovery Specialist is responsible for providing
peer services and other ancillary support to UpFront Assessment families. The primary focus of the peer position is
to provide support, education, connection to community resources, and advocacy to clients to promote their
recovery and well-being.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Introduce clients to the recovery community environment and assist individuals in navigating systems and
resources.
  • Identify and address families’ barriers to independence and recovery.
  • Participate in planning, provision, and evaluation of services via team meetings.
  • Under direction from the UpFront Assessment Team and Interagency Team, and through regular
interactions with clients, make appropriate referrals to relevant social services.
  • Advocate for and provide a supportive presence for families who are experiencing challenges.
  • Participate with other UpFront Assessment Team members to develop and oversee activities that will
benefit the entire program.
  • Ensure access to transportation for clients.
  • Oversee regular health and safety checks for cleanliness, lice, and bed bugs.
  • Oversee the maintenance of relevant databases and performs data entry tasks. When necessary,
administers the intake forms needed for statistical and narrative reports required by agency.
  • Document significant events involving clients.
  • Coordinate with other UpFront Assessment Team members and Interagency Team to develop and
oversee activities that will benefit the entire program.
  • Perform as a team member to assure that productivity outcome measures are achieved.
  • When subpoenaed or otherwise called upon, appear in court to testify regarding families’ involvement in
the program in a professional manner.
  • Perform related functions necessary to support the mission and core values of Family Impact Network.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications of an individual able
to pursue certification as a Peer Support Counselor (PSC) in the state of Washington.




REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Significant life experience that will allow the successful candidate to understand and relate to our
families when providing a supportive presence.
  • Ability to establish a therapeutic rapport with families.
  • Ability to separate their own experiences from the families they serve.
  • Ability to stay calm and work effectively to resolve crisis situations.
  • High-energy, self-motivated, and self-disciplined team player.
  • Is adaptable and a proactive problem solver, able and has a willingness to do what it takes to
contribute to their own success and the success of the program.
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical conduct at all times.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience working with issues of homelessness, substance abuse/addiction, mental health and/or
poverty.
  • Personal significant experience involving addiction and recovery, homelessness, mental health issues,
and/or poverty.
  • Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse populations and/or demonstrated life
experience which qualitatively improves service delivery to UpFront Assessment families (i.e., diverse
health perspectives, cultural and family style approaches).


Please send a resume and cover letter with your salary requirements to Rebecca Johnston at
rebeccaj@empirehealthfoundation.org. FIN serves a diverse community and encourages applications
from qualified individuals who reflect the growing diversity that enriches Eastern and Central
Washington.

Family Impact Network is an EEO employer.


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