Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time

Pay Range: $15.50 - $16.50
Organization's Mission: Empowering people to heal and build better lives. The diversity of our staff is mission critical to how we serve and help empower our clients. We strive to create an environment of inclusivity and spaces for all to be who they truly are.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: EEOC Statement: Odyssey House is an equal-opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
Position Summary: Odyssey House is seeking a Part-Time Peer Support Specialist!

Summary: You can make a difference in people’s lives and our community! Odyssey House, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is recognized as the best mental health and addiction treatment center in Utah. If you want to expand your experience in the social work and addiction field, we can help! We provide you with opportunities to learn and start a career with flexible schedules to accommodate school and family life. This role is critical to the client and the organization. Odyssey is a large and growing agency, and we are BIG on promoting from within. It is common for people who start here to get promoted to full-time or leadership roles. So come work with the people in our care; it is deeply rewarding!
Primary Responsibilities: Core Responsibilities: We will teach you how to facilitate recovery-focused skills groups, accurately document services, learn healthy boundaries, and maintain client safety. You will coordinate care with clinical staff and be a direct line of support to our clients. You also get to accompany clients on fun recreation outings!

Day in the Life: You get to know clients in a deep and meaningful way! You connect with them at the very beginning of their treatment journey, helping them identify and stay connected to their individual recovery goals. You work with clients to help them understand their healthy and unhealthy behaviors and help them change. You get to help develop therapeutic interventions for clients, hold them accountable to these goals, and reward them for their excellent work.

Candidate Qualities:

* Passion for Community Service and helping others to realize their own potential.
* Communication Skills to problem solve directly with clients and other staff.
* Reliability to fill their support staff shifts and deliver on position responsibilities.
* Self-Starter qualities to independently address issues and needs in our organization's community.
* Teachable - Willingness to learn and grow in their position.
Desired Qualifications: * At least 21 years of age
* First Aid and CPR Certification (training provided if not certified)
* Care about people
* Willingness to learn
* Willingness to get peer support certification (we can help if you don’t have one)
* Experience working with adults in a treatment setting preferred
* Willing to work with our new clients entering the facility and engaging the clients in recovery (mental health, substance abuse, working with groups and individuals)
* Willing to distribute medications to clients
* Eligible to work in the USA
* Receive flu shot, TB test, and COVID-19 vaccine (spiritual and medical waivers available)
* One year of sobriety
* This position may require candidates to drive Odyssey House vehicles. Odyssey House will verify driver eligibility by reviewing annual Motor Vehicle Registrations. If offered the position, you authorize Odyssey House to review your Motor Vehicle Registration records to determine eligibility to drive for Odyssey House.

All employees of Odyssey House are required to adhere to: Odyssey House mission, philosophy, and scope of service; Division of Human Services Code of Conduct and all other relevant service contract requirement standards; ensuring a safe environment for all clients and staff; providing exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers; fostering a positive work environment; ensuring high-quality client care within the scope of the assigned position.

Each employee is expected to clearly understand roles and responsibilities regarding the following: Specific job position, time management, personnel file requirements, client record system, incident reporting, mandatory training requirements, maintaining proper client boundaries, and individual rights of clients and staff.

Physical Demands of the Job: Ability to lift up to 15 lbs., drive (or adequate alternate transportation), sit for prolonged periods, and perform light to moderate physical activity at times.
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Part-Time Benefits:

* Access to 24/7 EAP program (Employee Assistance Program) for Mental Health support and more!
* Free meals with clients (residential only)
* Casual dress and atmosphere
* Flexible scheduling
* Higher pay for overnight shifts and holidays
* Opportunities for bonuses, awards, raises, and promotions
* Learning and collaborative environment
* Immediate eligibility to participate in our 403(b) retirement plan, Employer 100% match up to 5% after 1 year
* 5 days a year of paid time off
* EXTRA time off and gift packages for PT and FT staff that stay more than 90 days!
* Sabbatical Program - where we pay you to take a vacation after 5 years of service!
* On-Demand Pay - Get a portion of your paycheck early for hours already worked! (conditions apply)
* UTA free passes available for your work commute
How to Apply: Click on the link below!
Location: Salt Lake City


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Contact: Bianca Ramos
Phone: 385-296-8944