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Peer Pathfinder

Company: Comprehensive Healthcare
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Who is Comprehensive Healthcare?
Comprehensive Healthcare provides innovative behavioral health and integrated healthcare services to clients of all ages. We take pride in our creative and collaborative work environment and in delivering clinically excellent, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented services.

What are we looking for in a Peer Pathfinder?
Peer Pathfinders use their own lived experience with mental health or substance use treatment to help support & motivate clients who are currently preparing for release from a jail setting. The Peer Pathfinder connects with individuals as they transition out of incarceration into community-based treatment services and assists with identifying and addressing perceived barriers to discharge and provides support throughout the transition process. After the client's release from incarceration, Peer Pathfinders assist clients with developing independent living skills, coping skills, community adjustment skills, and self-advocacy. This position is best suited for someone who is ready to use their own experiences to support others and is willing to travel locally each day.

Peer Bridger duties may include:

building a relationship with incarcerated clients to engage them in planning their release from jail and connecting with outpatient services upon release
modeling ways to engage with others to increase social supports, develop meaningful relationships, and access & navigate community resources
participating in crisis & treatment planning and advocating for the client's wishes and perspectives throughout the process
sharing personal experiences of recovery, as appropriate, to encourage clients in their treatment
assessing clients for safety and risk to self or others, and taking appropriate crisis intervention measures when indicated
completing all required documentation in a timely manner

Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED
Must be a self-identified consumer of mental health services in stable recovery
Eligible for Peer Counselor certification provided by the Washington State Healthcare Authority: https://www.hca.wa.gov/billers-providers-partners/behavioral-health-recovery/peer-support
Must be eligible for registration as Agency Affiliated Counselor
Must have valid driver's license and vehicle liability insurance
Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation upon hire or be approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption prior to starting work


What Comprehensive Healthcare Can Offer You
Training and Development

A variety of career opportunities in a wide range of settings with room for mobility and promotion
Regular training opportunities including support, supervision, and consultation in implementing evidence-based services and programs
Clinical supervision toward licensure, if applicable

Innovative Program & Services

A strong reputation for providing quality, evidence-based services within a collaborative multi-disciplinary team environment
Innovative, forward-looking leadership that seeks to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment
Joint Commission-accredited organization committed to continuous quality improvement
Established partnerships with major research universities and other community and healthcare providers to implement cutting-edge treatment programs and services

Excellent Benefits

Competitive salaries within our communities and industry
Healthcare coverage for employee and qualified family members
Generous vacation, paid holiday and sick leave policies
Access to Employee Assistance Program services
Agency-funded retirement plan with contributions equal to 5% of compensation
Additional retirement investment opportunities with a 50% investment match of up to 4% of compensation
Agency-funded life and disability insurance program
Financial incentives to further employee education

Keywords: Comprehensive Healthcare, Spokane , Peer Pathfinder, Other , Walla Walla, Washington

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