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PeaceHealth | Eugene, Oregon
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Job Description

Req ID: 151892

PeaceHealth is seeking a Peer Support Specialist - Behavioral Health Consultation & Liaison (Part-Time) for a 0.6 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of Variable.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for providing direct support and skills training to individuals experiencing mental and/or behavioral health issues.  Responsible for working in collaboration with individuals, their families, and formal and informal community supports to identify strengths and barriers within that system.  A strength-based, culturally aware approach is used that focuses on evidence-based early intervention strategies. The majority of work is community-based.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Works as a member of a trans-disciplinary team by participating in weekly case review meetings, collaborative treatment planning, and supporting individual progress through integrated care.
  2. Assists peers in identifying and attending self-help and/or support groups or other long term peer support.
  3. Utilizes and teaches problem-solving techniques to individuals and groups.
  4. Monitors and follows-up on service plans with clients via telephone and home visits.
  5. Educates individuals about self-care and habits that can impact health.
  6. Coordinates patient transportation and accompaniment as needed to scheduled appointments.
  7. Assures patients receive appropriate and timely services by making referrals and motivating/teaching patients to seek care.
  8. Assist peers in building social skills in the community that build bridges for future employment.
  9. Documents, tracks and reports program data and statistics.
  10. Conducts outreach and collaboration with community social service agencies and health providers in order to improve patient access.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Required unless otherwise noted)

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Life experience in mental and/or behavioral health care.
  • Experience working with healthcare systems and multi-cultural communities preferred.
  • Spanish language competency preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Valid driver’s license, and safe driving record required.
  • <span style="letter-spacing: -0.15pt; font-family: "Arial",sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to openly address and acknowledge issues of substance use and mental illness.
  • Peer Support Specialist training preferred.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Eugene, OR community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Eugene, OR, Physician & Surgeons South Building (427)
Job Category:  Professionals - Other
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.6
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $15.08, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Drivers License

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Eugene, OR || Professionals - Other || Part Time || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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