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SAMHSA Peer Wellness Coach (The People Concern)

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SAMHSA Peer Wellness Coach

Location: Cloverfield

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
• 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
• Other duties as assigned


• 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
• 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 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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