CommonBond Communities

Certified Peer Specialist

Location
St. Paul, MN
Posted
Sep 01, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Ref
CERTI001746-2
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\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;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhy CommonBond Communities?\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWork-life balance\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCompetitive salary\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEmployee referral program\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eComprehensive benefits package\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEmployee recognition and rewards program\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA respectful and growth-oriented workplace\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA chance to make a difference in the community!\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOngoing training and professional development\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCommonBond Communities invites qualified applicants to apply for the Certified Peer Specialist position\u003c/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: red;\u0022\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat our \u003cstrong\u003e(HIRING MANAGER INSERTS PROPERTIES)\u003c/strong\u003e in \u003cstrong\u003e(HIRING MANAGER INSERTS CITIES AND STATES)\u003c/strong\u003e.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003eThe Certified Peer Specialist will work in independent supportive housing setting with military veterans transitioning from homelessness, providing recovery focused mentorship.\u003c/span\u003e\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\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCoordinates Supportive Housing Services\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eActively participate in team meetings, including consultation\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePromote recovery perspective as the key component to discussions with residents and team members\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFacilitate and elicit recovery skills development in mental health and chemical dependency\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDemonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency as related to the targeted clients and recovery\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCoaching, model, and provide feedback for independent living skills\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFunction as the peer based bridge for transitioning into stable housing and community resources\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eProvide recovery education and planning in the residential community setting to support autonomy, personal responsibility, self-control, and independence\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eProvide outreach to new and existing residents within the community\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlan, promote, and facilitate holistic, wellness focused activities/groups/ learning\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIdentify barriers to recovery and involvement in community based activities\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWork collaboratively with residents to identify strength based skills, set goals, and encourage self-advocacy\u003c/span\u003e\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\u003e\u003cspan\u003eQualified peer support specialist with certification required (and/or preferred and required within 6 months of employment)\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePersonal experience, required with mental health recovery required dual disorders/chemical dependency professional experience preferred.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eExperience and willingness to utilize evidence based practices and person centered rehabilitation approaches to assist residents with transitioning integration into the community\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eKnowledge of needs and concerns for individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to demonstrate interpersonal communication, team work, and professionalism with residents and team members\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eExcellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\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/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eExperience utilizing MS Office and web based programs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBe Certified in CPR and First Aid or have the ability to become certified within six months of starting position.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBe at least 21 years of age.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\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\u003e\u003cspan\u003eExperience and knowledge of homeless and military veteran populations\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\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\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to sit for extended periods of time.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to lift, carry, push and/or pull up to 25 lbs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to file documents.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to enter data into a computer.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to interact verbally with internal and external audiences.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\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\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMust be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMust be willing to carry a cell phone.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWilling to work or travel to offsite to partnerships, trainings, outreach, etc on behalf of CommonBond Communities.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e

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