Veterans Community Engagement Peer Specialist
Community Support Services
Salary: $3392- $4504/month (DOE) - Excellent Benefits
Recruitment closes June 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m
Yamhill County has approximately 109,000 residents and is a very desirable place to live in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Yamhill County is home to Linfield University and Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville and George Fox University and Portland Community College in Newberg. Yamhill County is centrally
located in the Willamette Valley, within close proximity to the Oregon Coast, the Portland and Salem metropolitan areas, and the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Wide varieties of indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available. We have the benefits, appeal and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active social and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan areas.
The Veterans Community Engagement Peer Specialist
This is a regular, full-time position to provide individualized, person-centered outreach and community engagement efforts and services to the veteran population in Yamhill County. As part of a multidisciplinary team, this position is responsible for providing outpatient mental health peer services that promote and support adults with mental health diagnoses pursue recovery goals. Some of the duties include conducting targeted outreach activities to generally inform Veterans, Veterans' survivors, and their dependents of the availability of services through the County Veterans’ Services office in close coordination with the Veterans’ Services Officer; conducting outreach activities with other community partners or health providers to increase access to services or benefits for veterans and individuals with mental illnesses; assisting veterans in accessing services within the community or surrounding communities; collaborating with mental health community outreach specialists to assist veterans who may be experiencing acute needs; coordinating volunteers; and providing case management or system navigation as needed. Work schedule may include some evening hours.