PEER SUPPORT HOUSE MANAGER
Reports to: Director of Behavioral Health
Type: Part-Time, .75 FTE (30 hours a week)
Status: Hourly, non-exempt
Location: Quest Center – Multnomah
ABOUT QUEST CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH:
Quest Center is a nonprofit healthcare clinic that provides multidisciplinary and integrative healthcare in a community-based setting to all people, regardless of income. We are licensed by the state of Oregon as a mental health and substance abuse program. We believe that people thrive when their physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs are effectively met. To this aim, Quest Center offers a wide range of programs and services for individuals to draw from when creating their personalized treatment plan. Such services are offered in a manner that creates a functional community among our clients and sustains their continued healing from both physical and mental illness. All of our programs share the same philosophy, mission, and values, while honoring the diversity of its participants. We work to assist our clients to sustain lifestyle changes that support healing, and to effectively strengthen those diagnosed with chronic or life-challenging illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, chemical dependency, and pain. We are proud to be recognized for our service delivery to the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Bridges to Change and the Quest Center have partnered to provide transitional housing.
Quest is seeking a Peer Support House Manager (PSHM) that is culturally competent and responsive. The PSHM will be serving residents identifying as LGBTQ+ / HIV+ and/or Non-Binary. The PSHM will work directly with Housing Case Manager, residents, and community partners to help residents work towards obtaining stable housing while the PSHM is residing in the home.
This is a live-in position at the house; the PSHM is provided housing provided at no cost – valued at $500 per month.
FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
- Apply person-centered principles to build relationships, trust, and rapport with residents.
- Work collaboratively with Housing Case Manager to assess client needs and develop goal/action plans to obtain permanent housing.
- Utilize cultural competency, active listening, and motivational interviewing skills to assist residents in overcoming barriers to stable housing.
- Establish relationships and collaborate with local agencies to coordinate services.
- Travel with, or transport resident as it relates to treatment and housing goals.
- Attend required meetings.
- Establish a positive relationship with residents, with mutual trust and respect.
- Maintain a healthy, alcohol/drug free environment in the residence.
- Administer random, observed UAs, as needed.
- Maintain regular interaction with residents, offering support.
- Act as a guide, advocate and role models for residents.
- Identify and solve problems through effective communication and creative solutions.
- Facilitate morning meditation group and conducts weekly house meetings.
- Check chores regularly and facilitate maintenance of property and grounds, including but not limited to, posting household chore rotations.
- Place all maintenance request to Bridges to Change.
- Attend monthly staff meeting and order appropriate house supplies.
- Abide by organization policies and procedures, confidentiality laws, professional boundaries and relevant federal/state housing regulations and standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned/needed.
- Knowledgeable about the lived experience of addiction, recovery, and working with individuals in recovery.
- Must hold a Peer Support Specialist or Certified Recovery Mentor certification from a state-approved training program, or be willing to become certified immediately.
- Meet the definition of a Peer as defined by the State of Oregon Administrative Rule: a) self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; OR b) a self-identified person in recovery from a substance abuse disorder, who meet the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs; OR c) A family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services and must have a minimum of 2 years clean & sober.
- Basic computer and keyboard proficiency using Microsoft Office software.
- To be culturally conscious and work with a diverse caseload.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a team member, as well as independently.
- Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork and chart in EHR system
- Must adhere to agency’s non-discrimination policies.
- Experience maintaining clear boundaries and ability to hold others accountable with compassion.
- Experience with crisis intervention and de-escalation
- Demonstrated success at working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with skills in promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness
- Experience working with LGBTQ+ and HIV+ communities and knowledge of the current disparities that these certain communities of folx may face more broadly in society, required
- Excellent communication, trauma informed approach and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to maintain high professional standards at all times with participant, staff, and community partners
COMPENSATION: Competitive hourly rate, depending on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package including: pro-rated medical (with vision and alternative care)/dental insurance; pro-rated paid vacation and PTO; access to EAP services; and 403(b) retirement plan. Housing provided at no cost – valued at $500 per month.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in Quest Center, along with your resume, and 2-3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org Reference “Peer Support House Manager in the subject line.
We are unable to accept telephone inquiries regarding this position.
***Quest Center for Integrative Health is an equal opportunity employer. ***