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Job: Participant Support Specialist

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Title Participant Support Specialist
Categories Northern California
Salary $25/ hour
Location Oakland
Job Information

The Participant Support Specialist (PSS) functions as a fully integrated team member providing leadership in outreach and engagement efforts, and expertise about the process of recovery. The PSS will promote a team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. The PSS assists the team to maximize client choice, self-determination and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of integrated dual diagnosis treatment, rehabilitation and support services. He or she provides peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families, and team staff; carries out rehabilitation and support functions and crisis intervention.

-The Participant Support Specialist must be willing to share personal recovery journey with consumers.
-1-2 years of paid or volunteer work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, serious substance use disorders, or histories of homelessness.
-Knowledge of and provides assistance with community and concrete resources
-Provide therapeutic milieu including greeting members, ensuring they sign in/out, engages with members, coordinates daily room use schedule, and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment.
-Demonstrated ability to effectively and sensitively provide care to people from different cultural groups.
-Must have a valid California Driver’s License, proof of insurance and use of a personal vehicle

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