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Company: Stars Behavioral Health Group
Location: Sacramento, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Program:

Capital Star Crisis Residential Program

Stars Behavioral Health Group was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®, based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. According to the study, 75 percent of employees say it is a great workplace.
 

We are committed to providing a career-enhancing environment for dedicated professionals desiring to improve the lives of people living with mental health and other challenges to their wellbeing. SBHG currently employs approximately 1,700 people at more than 45 different sites throughout California. We serve more than 30,000 adults, children, youth and families annually throughout the state. We strongly value and are committed to having a truly diverse workforce and environment- including LGBTQ, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in our workforce. We also value lived experience and employ staff who have been consumers of behavioral healthcare or other social services, or supported a consumer as a family member or caregiver.
 

Our experienced staff of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Specialists, Parent Partners and other therapists/counselors provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in our outpatient clinics and 24/7 treatment facilities, and in community settings such as schools and homes. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other community-based agencies.

JOB SUMMARY:   Peer Support Counselors (or Peer Support Specialists) are people who have personal experience living with a disability. They serve as role models, companions, educators and advocates to our residents.  Although not professional counselors, Peer Support Counselors are treatment team members and trained in basic counseling skills and are people who understand living with a disability, having "been there."   (Because of the population served, disabilities include neurological disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, cognitive or learning disabilities, and/or recovery from substance abuse.)

Peer Support Counselors help residents explore options given their available resources and formulate problem-solving plans. They also serve as informal counselors, offering residents the opportunity to discuss issues surrounding relationships, feelings, attitudes, personal goals and individual rights.  Sometimes Peer Mentors help people learn independent living skills such as money management or various household skills.

  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Language Fluency

Dari and/or Pashto (bilingual pay differential included)

Education

Completion of some college-level (or equivalent) coursework in sociology, psychology, mental illness and its treatment, health care system, counseling and/or peer counseling or

Experience

Six months of full-time or experience performing non-professional, consumer directed services in a mental health, health care, counseling, peer counseling, education, advocacy, or other social services agency / organization serving people with disabilities. 

License or Certification

Valid California Driver's License preferred

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Be available to meet with residents and families, including consumers and families in

crisis. 

Assist residents in identifying and prioritizing aftercare options.

Help residents and families understand the community mental health system as well as their options and rights within that system.

Assisting residents to communicate with other clinicians, especially during crisis.

Assisting social workers with family, placement, and community agency contacts.

Advocating on behalf of residents, and promoting self-advocacy. 

Modeling and training residents in independent living skills. 

Providing emotional support for residents. 

Providing feedback describing interactions with residents.   

Communicating with the coordinator of the program about problems or concerns.   

Participating in in-service trainings.    

We offer: 
 

  • Free employee health insurance offered for applicable full time positions
  • DailyPay
  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • A unique environment – we're an employee owned organization! 
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
We offer: 
 
  • MFTI and ACSW's receive supervision for BBS hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid benefits package including medical, dental and vision and many other voluntary benefits
  • Rewarding work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
  • Excellent work/life balance including generous vacation and holiday pay
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Family-oriented environment
  • On the job training including paid CEU opportunities and career development
  • Flexible work schedule and environment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • DailyPay
Hourly

Potential Work Schedule:

10:00am-6:30pm

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