Shoulder-to-Shoulder Veteran Peer Support Specialist

Title

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Veteran Peer Support Specialist

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Veteran Peer Support Specialist

 

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.

                             

Job Summary

Provide empathy, support, and encouragement to veterans living in the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) transitional housing program, thereby increasing the likelihood that a veteran will share his needs, concerns, interests, hopes, goals, and preferences throughout the length of his tenure in the GPD program.  Assist veterans in accessing services and treatment/recovery to help them successfully transition to stable permanent housing and improve his overall quality of life.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of High School or GED completion and 2 years of community based experience on issues/projects working with veterans, substance abuse and community resources for veterans or equivalent combination of education and work.
  • Prior experience in settings that required you to motivate adults and function as a

            positive role model.

  • Excellent problem solving skills that involve creativity and thinking outside of the box.
  • Experience working with the homeless population is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license required and proof of auto liability insurance.

 

 

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

 

Presbyterian Night Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer