Peer Program Specialist – Safe Haven

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Peer Program Specialist – Safe Haven

Peer Program Specialist – Safe Haven

 

Presbyterian Night Shelter is known for serving the homeless in greatest need: those who have no other places to go.  Those who present the greatest challenge to our community are welcome here.  As the largest homeless shelter in Tarrant County, we serve approximately 1,000 men, women and children each night.

 

Presbyterian Night Shelter staff members strive with mutual respect and compassion to serve with integrity, taking responsibility for our actions to foster hope in the journey from homeless to home.      

Job Summary

The Peer Program Specialist will work closely with guests to support their efforts at managing and overcoming the mental health symptoms and challenges faced within homelessness. Provide group education on mental illness recovery, substance abuse treatment, and daily living skills to individuals enrolled in the program. Provide follow-up services, socialization, social service information and referrals, as well as assistance in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. 

 

Qualifications

High school diploma with some college preferred. 

One or more years’ experience working in mental health strongly preferred. 

1+ years of experience with mental health/substance abuse recovery efforts required.

1+ years’ experience working with homeless population/ personal experience with homelessness preferred.   

Experience with diverse populations preferred.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

Valid driver license required

 

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.  If interested in this position please send your resume by e-mail to jyoung@journeyhome.org     No phone calls please.

 

Presbyterian Night Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer