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Certified Peer Specialist – Mental Health 357

Bakersfield, California, United States

Certified Peer Specialist – Mental Health 357

  • Bakersfield, California, United States

"They made it easier for me to live, breathe, eat, and stay clean. Without them, I'd be waiting somewhere, waiting for someone to give me a chance to live..." - Client from Telecare

What You Will Do to Change Lives

The Peer Recovery Coach I engages, inspires, and facilitates meaningful conversations with members served that assist the members to explore, create, and meet their own recovery goals. Peer Recovery Coaches provide consultation to the team to promote and reinforce Telecare's Recovery Culture as defined by the Telecare Recovery Centered Clinical System (RCCS) in which each member's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into services and self-help programming. Additionally, Peer Recovery Coaches respond to critical situations with high-level engagement and de-escalation skills which support a least restrictive environment for members served experiencing an emergency related to a mental health/addiction challenge.

Shifts Available:

Part Time .6: PM 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm; Friday - Sunday

Short Hour .4; AM 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday

What You Bring to the Table (Must Have)

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • One (1) year or part-time equivalent of experience supporting members served with behavioral health challenges
  • Utilizing your own lived mental health or substance use recovery story to help empower others on their recovery journey
  • Successful completion of Peer Support Training or Peer Employment Training.

• Valid and current driver's license, and personal vehicle insurance with your name listed as a driver.

• Willingness to use the company vehicle to drive clients to appointments and groups, etc.

What's In It For You*

  • Paid Time Off: For Full Time Employee it is 16.7 days in your first year
  • Nine Paid Holidays & Shift differentials for hourly staff (6% for PM Shift, 8% for Overnight Shift)
  • Free CEUs, free Supervision for BBS Associate License, coaching and mentorship
  • Online University Tuition Discount and Company Scholarships
  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance, 401K, Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • For more information visit: https://www.telecarecorp.com/benefits

Join Our Compassionate Team

Telecare 's mission is to deliver excellent and effective behavioral health services that engage individuals in recovering their health, hopes, and dreams. Telecare continues to advance cultural diversity, humility, equity, and inclusion at all levels of our organization by hiring mental health peers, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and all belief systems.

As a member of the Telecare family, the Bakersfield Recovery Station is a 10-space program in Bakersfield, CA. The Recovery Station will promote wellness and recovery in a welcoming setting while providing law enforcement a diversion for person who are acutely under the influence of alcohol or drugs and who possibly might also have a co-occurring condition. Rather than being arrested, community members will be presented with an opportunity for peer engagement, assessment, brief clinical interventions and linkage with community-based services. As an integral member of the team, you will help provide services to the community that are strength-based, empowering, and person-centered. The average length of stay will be 8-10 hours.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

*May vary by position and location

Full Job Description will be provided if selected for an interview.

Peer Support Specialist, Peer Recovery, Peer Employment Training, PET

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.