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Peer Support Specialist
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Yamhill County | McMinnville, OR
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Job Description



Peer Support Specialist/HS Technician

HHS/Family & Youth

Salary: $2726- $3170/month ( DOE) With Excellent Benefits

Job #FY20-002

Recruitment closes January 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.


Our Community

Yamhill County has approximately 102,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Yamhill County is home to Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. We have the benefits, appeal and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.


The Peer Support Specialist

This is a regular full-time position for a certified Peer Support Specialist to provide peer support services to youth with behavioral health concerns and/or developmental disabilities, and their families. The youth are involved in multiple systems such as juvenile justice and school/IEP’s. This position works with multi-disciplinary wraparound teams to support youth by assisting with accessing resources, addressing barriers related to their mental health, and developing skills that promote recovery and advocacy. Responsibilities include: using personal life experience to provide support to individuals, assist in utilizing recovery skills, provide linkage with local peer organizations, identifying strengths to achieve individual goals, and providing individual and group peer services. Please see the attached job description for more details.


The Benefits

Health coverage - Group medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for the entire family. For the 2019-20 plan year, the County pays 99% of the monthly premium and employees pay 1% ($15.90 per month) for the Base Plan. With this plan, employees are eligible for a $100 a month contribution into an HRA VEBA account. Buy-up plans are also available.

Retirement - PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) contribution is 100% employer funded, which includes both contribution to PERS pension and IAP accounts (IAP contribution is 6% of salary).

Short-Term Disability – 100% County paid

Life insurance - $6,000 for employee/$2,000 for spouse and children – 100% County Paid.

Vacation/Sick Leave - Flexible Earned Time (FET) is a combination of vacation and sick leave. To start, you will earn 12.38 hours per month and future accruals increase based on years of service. After a year of service and depending on FET balance, employees may sell-back up to 40 hours of FET per year.

The Qualifications

The position requires a high school diploma or GED and one year of work experience in a human services related field in addition to Youth Peer Support certification from a state-approved program or ability to obtain certification within 3 months of hire. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be considered. A valid Oregon driver’s license and an acceptable driving record are also required. Will be subject to completion of a background check.


Yamhill County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

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