Company: Pacific Clinics
Posted on: September 11, 2023
Who We Are
Pacific Clinics is California's largest community-based nonprofit
provider of behavioral and mental health services and support. Our
team of more than 2,000 employees speak 22 languages and are
dedicated to offering hope and unlocking the full potential of
individuals and families through culturally responsive,
trauma-informed, research-based services for individuals and
families from birth to older adults.
Who We Serve
Pacific Clinics serves children, transitional age youth, families,
adults, and older adults. We offer a full range of mental and
behavioral health services, foster care and social services,
housing, continuing adult education and early childhood education
programs to Medi-Cal eligible individuals and families throughout
Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Orange,
Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Santa
Clara, Solano, Stanislaus, Stockton, Tulare and Ventura
What We Offer
- Pay Range: $17.32 - $19.12 per hour. Compensation may vary
based on skills, experience, education, and location.
- We Offer Medical, Dental & Vision benefits, retirement options,
Flex Spending, EAP, and more!
- Employee engagement and advocacy opportunities to advance our
justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion agenda across our Agency
and throughout the communities we serve.
Works within the vision, mission, and philosophy of the agency and
framework of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.
Under direct supervision, the Peer Partner provides peer-to-peer
support and counseling drawing on shared experiences as a peer to
validate the consumer's experience. Provides guidance and
encouragement to consumers to take responsibility and actively
participate in their own recovery. This position models competency
in recovery and serves as a mentor for consumers in a clinic,
community, or Wellness Center/Drop-In setting.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
---Assists consumers with creating a Wellness Recovery Action Plan
(WRAP) or other recovery plan.
---Provides assistance to consumers in using WRAP or other recovery
plan to identify and manage triggers and symptoms that may lead to
relapse or crisis.
---Works actively with the program's other team members to develop
strategies for outreach to consumers who tend to isolate
---Demonstrates an ability to develop respectful interpersonal
relationships with consumers while maintaining appropriate
---Demonstrates a commitment to consumer choice and
---In coordination with a multidisciplinary team, assist consumers
in selecting services and/or programs that will be useful in
achieving their recovery goals.
---Provides supportive assistance to and the modeling of
self-efficacy with the consumer, to help him/her identify, access
and effectively utilize the following community resources:
---Assists and supports members with identifying, linking to and
appropriately utilizing healthcare resources including the member's
primary care physician as well as specialty care providers, dental
care and vision care.
---Assists and supports members with establishing benefits such as
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medi-Cal and other benefits for
which they are eligible.
---Assists and supports members with identifying their housing
needs, utilizing housing resources in the community to meet these
---Assists and supports members with linking to and participating
in substance abuse services both on-site, if available, as well as
in the community.
---Assists and supports members with linking to, utilizing, and
overcoming barriers to education and employment services based on
---Assists consumers in learning social skills and independent
living skills that facilitate community integration including
budgeting, transportation and grooming and hygiene.
---Supports consumer's integration into the community through
social and recreational activities.
---Develops and facilitates peer support and self-help groups.
---Helps consumers and family members identify, understand and
combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and
develop strategies to reduce self-stigma.
---Increases awareness and provide linkage to self-help programs
and consumer advocacy organizations that promote recovery.
---Encourages and supports members' skills and talents.
---Exhibits a non-judgmental approach to effective listening
maintaining, respectful eye contact and an appropriate level of
---Participates in off-site presentations introducing the program
to community partners and potential new consumers.
---Drives to appointments with clients and their families or other
key contacts as needed
---Supports consumer connection and engagement with community
resources and natural supports.
---Assists in the organization and facilitation of youth
---Conduct groups and support peer-led groups, including the Youth
---Maintains billable services consistent with program needs and
funding source expectations, through documentation and other
---Attends and participates in trainings including but not limited
o Peer advocacy
---Attends and participates in staff meetings on a regular basis to
provide input from the consumers' perspective towards program
development and staff training.
---Attends and participates in scheduled supervision to provide or
receive input towards program development and staff training.
---Reports to work on time and maintains reliable and regular
---Attends community meetings as requested.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Practices self-care, remains aware that others may be contending
with stress, and treats other with grace.
2. Driving to appointments with clients and their families or other
3. Physical interactions with children of variable ages such as but
not limited to games, sports, and other activities.
4. Performs other responsibilities, as assigned, to support
specific department/business needs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform essential job
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
---High school diploma or GED preferred but is not required.
---Minimum 18 years of age required.
---Flexible work schedule to include occasional evenings, weekends
---Must know or quickly acquire extensive knowledge of local
---Be able to articulate the experience and perspective of a
parent, caregiver, relative or youth with complex needs involving
mental health, child protective, or probation services.
OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIRMENTS
---Must pass Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of
Investigations (FBI), and Child Abuse Index Check (CAIC) background
---Valid California Driver's license with two years experience
driving and clean driving record may be required.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal
Histories in a manner consistent with ordinance 184652 Sec.189.04
(a) and San Francisco Police Code, Article 49. Section 4905.
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