About the OrganizationThe mission of Navos is to improve the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness by providing a broad continuum of trauma informed care with a focus on recovery and resilience. Navos responds to the needs of people with mental illness in King County. Services are targeted to those who live at or near poverty, often as a result of their mental illness. Navos is committed to embracing equity and inclusiveness in everything we do. Our efforts are intentional, deliberate, and a fundamental part of the everyday expectation for working at Navos. About the PositionThis position is responsible for assisting consumers with peer support. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: provide group services as facilitator and co facilitator, provide one to one counseling using personal experiences within the community mental health system in assisting the consumer in navigating the community mental health system. Peer support Specialist will also be available to Case Managers to assist in providing a role model for consumers. The Peer Support Specialist will participate in team meetings, risk management, weekly supervision, trainings, and other required meetings to assure continuity of care with the consumer and treatment team.Position Functions & ResponsibilitiesTo 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 the essential functions.
Assist clients in engaging in mental health and Recovery Services such as groups and individual support.
Provide support and advocacy for program participants.
Assist in crisis/de-escalation in a positive manner.
Complete extraordinary incident reports as needed.
Complete progress notes and SAL's daily and accurately. (Within 24 hours of service.)
Participate in staffing, consultations, and planning.
Activities relating to the consumers treatment.
Coordinate with Case Manager or Supervisor about Consumer follow through.
Supervisor approved outreach duties, including: visiting hospitalized clients for support, accompanying case managers when they are assessing clients, supervisor approved community outreach
Participate in the development of yearly training plans and performance evaluations.
Maintains open communication with team members by sharing information and asking for help in a timely manner to prevent problems.
Remains flexible and effective during departmental changes and periods of stress.
Receptive to consumer and collateral needs as well as staff needs. Clarifies the exact nature of the request and responds quickly and professionally.
Attends conferences and workshops as appropriate for the position.
Supports a system-wide understanding of trauma prevalence, impact and trauma informed care.
Fosters healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships for consumers and employees; Value consumer voice, choice and self-advocacy.
Demonstrates a commitment to cultural competence.
Promotes a safe, calm and secure environment with supportive care and family-driven services that are trauma specific and promote recovery and wellness.
Follows organization infection control policies and procedures. At risk for exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Other duties as assigned.Position RequirementsEducation, Experience, & Certification:
High School Diploma/GED.
Certified Peer Specialist graduate with the State or County.
Must have an Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration.
Possess a valid Washington driver's license a with a driving record acceptable to the agency's insurer.
Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters.Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities Physical Requirements & Disclosure of Risks The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.This position may involve lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, and stooping requiring upper and lower body strength. Lifting up to 30 lbs. may be required without assistance.
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.