Tri-City is looking for two special individuals to serve as part-time (20 hours per week per position) Wellness Advocate I’s for the Wellness Center. The Wellness Advocate I position will appeal to individuals who have lived experience and are passionate about working with groups, group facilitation and children. The Wellness Advocate I will provide advocacy, guidance, feedback, outreach and support to help families to access and work more effectively with the behavioral health care systems involved. The Wellness Advocate I will report to an Employment Outreach Supervisor.
This position is responsible for a variety of ongoing responsibilities including, but not limited to:
- Meet one-on-one with participants and family members to link them to suitable support groups and resources;
- Will function as a group facilitator as assigned;
- Perform one-on-one check-ins at a peer level not requiring licensure;
- Carry out socializing/rehabilitation activities as assigned;
- Responsible to develop/implement a specific rehabilitation activity;
- Function as a team member of the Wellness and Recovery Center participating in all aspects of the Center’s programming (i.e., recreation, social/daily living skills, education and training);
- Ensures confidentiality and integrity of Protected Health Information (PHI) of clients and participants served by the Tri-City and the Wellness Center to comply with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) regulations;
- Other duties as assigned.
Wellness Advocate I: Equivalent to a high school diploma and lived experience. “Lived experience” is defined as having been involved, either directly or indirectly, with mental health care services. Bilingual in Spanish is required.
LICENSE: Posses and maintain a current Driver’s License with current insurance and a satisfactory driving record.
PREFERRED: The ideal candidate will have lived experience as a peer in system of care or in the field of social services providing group facilitation and working with children.
PART-TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:
Supplemental Retirement Savings Plan: Enrollment in Lincoln Financial 401a Money Purchase Plan (MPP); Tri-City contributes 7.5%. No Social Security.
Sick Leave: Employees earn 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours of worked or 3 days.
Additional Optional Benefits: EAP, Credit Union available through Credit Union of Southern California.
Merit Salary Increases: Annually based on performance, budget availability and supervisor approval.
REQUEST FOR ACCCOMODATION: Tri-City Mental Health Services will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate disabled applicants. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at email@example.com.
Tri-City Human Resources Department may contact candidates via email or phone. Please pay attention to both forms of communication as information regarding application status may be made by email or phone.
Tri-City does not cover the cost of relocation fees.
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