Peer Support Specialist (Coastline Services, Coos Bay)
Date: August 15, 2019
Kairos Coastline Services in Coos Bay, Oregon has an opening for a Peer Support Specialist who will use their past experience to provide peer counseling, support and advocacy for Kairos' clients. This individual must have demonstrated knowledge of mental illnesses, recovery, community resources, support services and referral systems.
Kairos is a non-profit, multi-service, mental health agency that provides a comprehensive array of services and support to children, adolescents, young adults, and families struggling with trauma and other mental and behavioral issues. Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in its provision of services, Kairos commits itself to continuous learning and grounding of evidence based treatment models and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Over the many years it has grown in scope and now operates out of five counties. Kairos is licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services and certified by the Oregon Health Authority, and has been accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984.
The individual selected for this position must be a young adult that has been a previous consumer of mental health services within the last 10 years as the result of emotional challenges. The candidate must have documented or previous personal and significant experience with mental illness themselves. Must demonstrate evidence of having sustained significant recovery for extended period of time.
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check and Medicaid Fraud Check. In addition, all candidates are also required to carry a valid driver’s license with a minimum of 3 years of driving experience with a safe driving record.
This is a part-time position, working approximately 20 hours a week, with flexible hours based upon the needs of the program. Depending on experience, compensation ranges from $12.45 to $17.27 an hour.
Kairos requires all applicants to complete an employment application to be considered for any open positions. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates who are meet minimum qualifications and are selected for an interview will be contacted.