This is a direct care position assigned to the Residential Transition Support teams. Workers in this job category perform a wide variety of tasks related to the care, support, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing, safety, security, and support of adults diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorder who are transitioning to various levels of independent housing setting. These tasks focus on supporting, instructing, and assisting recipients of services to develop the skills needed to live, be educated, work, and socialize successfully in the community environments of their choice and also in maintaining a safe, environment.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated interpersonal communications skills and the ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively work with recipients of mental health services AND completion of an internship or comparable training in peer advocacy, experience in providing advocacy services to people who are mentally ill and/or homeless or active participation in mental health self-help activities, peer support or peer advocacy programs, recipient run organizations or similar experiences or programs. Driver llicense required.