Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $18 - $22 DOEE
Organization's Mission: Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS) is a non-profit organization focused on providing
behavioral health services to the Latinx community of Utah. This includes therapy, peer
mentoring, support groups, and educational classes. All of the services are provided in English
and Spanish, with a focus on being culturally and linguistically responsive.
LBHS’s team members are emotionally aware individuals who work towards the empowerment
of the Latinx community. They are immigrants and community members, as well as people with
a history of mental illness and/or substance abuse.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Latino Behavioral Health Services values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.


Latino Behavioral Health Services is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal law
Position Summary: Provides individual, group, and family peer support to clients as
necessary. Collaborates with a multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of a Clinical
Director, Case Managers, Community Health Workers, and other peer support specialists and
supervisors to identify and meet the needs of the client and to assist in their overall well-being.
The Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) will provide direct peer-to-peer support services to
individuals who have mental health, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. As an advocate
for clients, the Certified Peer Support Specialist will be responsible for providing essential
expertise and consultation to the entire multidisciplinary treatment team to promote a culture in
which each individual's treatment needs and preferences are recognized, understood, respected
and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities. The Certified
Peer Support Specialist will draw from his/her own journey of recovery to inspire hope and
provide support to others who are facing similar situations.
Primary Responsibilities: ● Appropriately sharing lived experiences with clients in support of overall mental health
treatment goals.
● Actively engaging with other treatment team members to support clients and accomplish
treatment objectives.
● Maintaining an active caseload.
● Working with clients to meet basic needs.
● Charting and recording behaviors and activities.
● Assists clients in developing problem-solving skills to respond to challenging experiences
in their recovery
● Models effective coping and self-help strategies and techniques to individuals or groups
of clients to overcome personal fears, anxieties, urges, and triggers
● Assists/supports clients in daily decision making, resolution of minor problems, and crisis
intervention as necessary
● Assists clients in identifying their personal goals and objectives for recovery and sobriety
● Assists clients in creating their personal recovery plans
● Meets with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plans
● Assists/coordinates peer support groups on a regular basis
● Assists clients in obtaining and utilizing clinic based and community based services that
support individual recovery needs
● Assists clients by identifying community resources and encouraging participation, to
engage in healthy social activities, employment opportunities or provide other assistance
as needed
● Observes behaviors and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with
the client
● Assists clients in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy
● Ensures timely and appropriate documentation as required by company, state, and federal
policy.
Desired Qualifications: Person with lived experience and in recovery from mental health or substance use disorder.
Peer support specialist certification desired, but not required.
Native, or generational, Spanish speaker required.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Latino Behavioral Health Services offers the following benefits to full-time employees:

144 Hours of PTO hours per year
14 paid holidays
Medical
Dental
Vision
HSA account
Retirement plan (Simple IRA)
Life insurance
On-the-job training
Continuing education
How to Apply: If interested, please email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Cristopher Godoy at cris.godoy@latinobehavioral.org
Closing Date: 7/30/2022
Location: South Salt Lake

Information

Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Cirstopher Godoy
Email: cris.godoy@latinobehavioral.org
Phone: 801-935-4447