CommonBond Communities

Certified Peer Specialist

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Location
Fort Snelling, MN
Posted
Dec 26, 2020
Closes
Jan 25, 2021
Ref
CERTI01571-2_1
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
\u003cp style=\u0022text-align: justify;\u0022\u003eHome is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It\u0026rsquo;s why we\u0026rsquo;re more than housing\u0026mdash;we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services\u0026mdash;because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people\u0026mdash;families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers\u0026mdash;call a CommonBond community \u0026ldquo;home.\u0026rdquo;\u0026nbsp; Our core values are \u003cem\u003eRespect, Integrity, Partnership, Innovation,\u003c/em\u003e and\u003cem\u003e Excellence\u003c/em\u003e. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\u0022text-align: justify;\u0022\u003eCommonBond invites qualified applicants to apply for a full-time*\u0026nbsp;\u003cstrong\u003eCertified Peer Specialist position \u003c/strong\u003eat our Upper Post\u0026nbsp;location in St. Paul, MN. This property offers 48 furnished studios for single adults transitioning from homelessness.\u0026nbsp;Conveniently located near a bus line, restaurants, and shopping. This is a \u003cstrong\u003esober\u003c/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003ecommunity\u003c/strong\u003e, has easy access to bus lines and a light rail stop, and free onsite parking.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\u0022text-align: justify;\u0022\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003eCertified Peer Specialist\u003c/strong\u003e will work in an independent supportive housing setting with military veterans transitioning from homelessness, providing recovery-focused mentorship.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;*This is a 32-hour per week, full-time, benefit-eligible position. The schedule is Monday - Friday with 5 -6 hour shifts with some flexibility in scheduling (some evenings/weekends).\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhy CommonBond Communities?:\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWork-life balance\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompetitive salary\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEmployee referral program\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComprehensive benefits package\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEmployee recognition and rewards program\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA respectful and growth-oriented workplace\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA chance to make a difference in the community!\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOngoing training and professional development\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCoordinates Supportive Housing Services\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eActively participate in team meetings, including consultation\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePromote recovery perspective as the key component to discussions with residents and team members\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFacilitate and elicit recovery skills development in mental health and chemical dependency\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDemonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency as related to the targeted clients and recovery\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCoaching, model, and provide feedback for independent living skills\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFunction as the peer-based bridge for transitioning into stable housing and community resources\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProvide recovery education and planning in the residential community setting to support autonomy, personal responsibility, self-control, and independence\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProvide outreach to new and existing residents within the community\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePlan, promote, and facilitate holistic, wellness-focused activities/groups/ learning\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIdentify barriers to recovery and involvement in community-based activities\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWork collaboratively with residents to identify strength-based skills, set goals, and encourage self-advocacy\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eQualified peer support specialist with certification required (and/or preferred and required within 6 months of employment)\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePersonal experience, required with mental health recovery required dual disorders/chemical dependency professional experience preferred.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eExperience and willingness to utilize evidence-based practices and person-centered rehabilitation approaches to assist residents with transitioning integration into the community\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKnowledge of needs and concerns for individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to demonstrate interpersonal communication, teamwork, and professionalism with residents and team members\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eExcellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDemonstrated experience working within diverse communities, which include people of various ages, gender, sexual orientations, national origins, income levels, ability levels, religious affiliations, races, and languages.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eExperience utilizing MS Office and web-based programs.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBe Certified in CPR and First Aid or have the ability to become certified within six months of starting the position.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBe at least 21 years of age.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePREFERRED REQUIREMENTS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eExperience and knowledge of homeless and military veteran populations\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to sit for extended periods of time.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 25 lbs.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to file documents.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to enter data into a computer.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbility to interact verbally with internal and external audiences.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOTHER REQUIREMENTS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMust be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMust be willing to carry a cell phone.\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWilling to work or travel to offsite to partnerships, training, outreach, etc on behalf of CommonBond 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