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SAMHSA Peer Wellness Coach (The People Concern)

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SAMHSA Peer Wellness Coach

Location: Cloverfield

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director and Director, the Peer Wellness Coach’s
responsibilities are:

• Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary SAMHSA team towards the development and
implementation of integrated physical and behavioral health care for homeless and housed clients
• Facilitate SAMHSA health education groups utilizing curricula from Evidence Based Practices
for tobacco cessation, nutrition/exercise, chronic disease self-management
• Provide Recovery based individual and group coaching in life skills, healthy lifestyles, and
self-directed care in various settings including shelter, client’s home, and in the community
• Promote client engagement in services including psychiatric medication management, individual
psychotherapy, substance abuse treatment, primary health care, and Wellness Program
• Act as a positive role model for clients and demonstrate ways to become empowered
• Assist clients with developing personal self-management tools like a Wellness Recovery Action
Plan (WRAP) to promote their ongoing recovery and whole health
• Act as an advocate for clients when appropriate, both within the organization and within the
community
• Assist with continuous assessment and measurement of client progress toward goals
• Develop effective, trusting relationships with clients using a client-centered approach that
includes motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and housing first models
• Participate in all case file, staff meetings, trainings and retreats
• Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with teams, peers, collaborators, and clients
• Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols and procedures
• Maintain client confidentiality at all times and ensure to follow agency, state and HIPPA
laws
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Identifies as a person who has lived experience of using/having used mental health and/or
substance abuse recovery services
• Valid Driver’s License
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues faced by population served
• Demonstrated cultural competence and understanding of how culture influences and impacts
services
• Experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental health challenges and
substance use disorders
• Sensitivity toward perspectives and perceptions of population served
• Strong advocacy, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of social service agencies, especially on the Westside, is a plus
• Experience working in a community-based setting and as part of a team
• Committed to improving the community through empowerment and dignity
• Skilled in non-violent crisis intervention
• Skilled in data collection
• Ability to self-motivate and be flexible in a fast paced environment
• Computer literate; able to use computerized database system for client file management

Apply
https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=LC500 OR
Mail salary expectations, cover letter, and resume to
The People Concern Human Resources 2116 Arlington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90018 OR Fax: 323-940-4759

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