CommonBond is excited to announce a full-time (32 hrs/week) Certified Peer Specialist position at our Upper Post Veteran’s Community in Fort Snelling, MN. The Certified Peer Specialist will work in independent supportive housing setting with military veterans transitioning from homelessness, providing recovery focused mentorship.
• Promote recovery perspective as the key component to discussions with residents and team members
• Facilitate and elicit recovery skills development in mental health and chemical dependency
• Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency as related to the targeted clients and recovery
• Coaching, model, and provide feedback for independent living skills
• Function as the peer based bridge for transitioning into stable housing and community resources
• Provide recovery education and planning in the residential community setting to support autonomy, personal responsibility, self-control, and independence
• Provide outreach to new and existing residents within the community
• Plan, promote, and facilitate holistic, wellness focused activities/groups/ learning
• Identify barriers to recovery and involvement in community based activities
• Work collaboratively with residents to identify strength based skills, set goals, and encourage self-advocacy
• Qualified peer support specialist with certification required or willingness to obtain within 6 months of employment
• Experience with mental health recovery, dual disorders/chemical dependency
• Knowledge of needs for individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency
• Ability to demonstrate interpersonal communication, team work, and professionalism with residents and team members
• Demonstrated 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.
• Experience utilizing MS Office and web based programs.
• Be Certified in CPR and First Aid or have the ability to become certified within six months of starting position.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Be at least 21 years of age