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JOB TITLE Peer Support Specialist
WAGE $11.26 hourly
JOB STATUS Part-Time
SHIFT 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Mon-Fri, variable
POSTING NUMBER #104244
HIRING PROGRAM MH
JOB LOCATION Wilson/Karnes/Atascosa
BENEFITS None
POSTING DATE 03/16/18
CLOSING DATE 03/30/18 or until filled


A completed application is required for this position. Proof of education required upon request and requires a valid Texas driver’s license and acceptable driving record

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


Responsible for providing peer support and to actively support and encourage referral to the Veterans Administration and other agencies that may provide behavioral support to veterans in local communities in the assigned service area. Also, responsible for facilitating support groups upon completion of approved training. Must develop a group of volunteers who can facilitate support groups in the local communities and raise awareness amongst other agencies, community groups and policy makes about issues related to veterans returning from deployment/war. Also must work closely and effectively with all support and referral agencies (e.g., County Veteran Service Officer, police, social services, LMHA, Housing, etc.) to ensure the aims of services are achieved. Collaborates with other social services providers to avoid duplication of services, maintains, and effective information and referral system, and increases community resources available to LTRC clients, and is proactive in assisting clients in accessing resources to meet identified needs (e.g., legal, emotional, social services and housing. Complies, reviews and reports weekly on all outreach and coordination and group activities. Completes all record keeping requirements and occasionally supervise he practice of volunteers. Must attend internal and external meetings as directed and participate in regular supervision meetings with supervisor, comply with all Camino Real policies and procedures, carry out other duties as needed, and work flexible hours and travel through service area as needed.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the position:
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED.
  • Must have served active duty at least three (3) years and be honorably discharged.
  • Must complete Volunteer Basic Training as well as Bring Everyone in The Zone (BEITZ).
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Veterans who have served in OEF, OIF, Gulf War Service, Operation Desert Storm.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of agencies and services for Veterans in the area.
  • Skill with contemporary office computer automation equipment and software.
  • Skill with keeping accurate records.
  • Skill in effective interpersonal communication.
  • Ability to submit required documentation and/or reports accurately and timely.
  • Ability to work independently, to organize work efficiently so as to complete tasks within designated deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other professionals and individuals.
  • Ability to work courteously and effectively with Veterans, their families and the community.
OTHER SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Apply in person at:

19965 FM 3175 N., Lytle, TX

or submit application and resume to:

Camino Real Community Services
ATTN: HRS
P.O. BOX 725, Lytle, TX. 78052

FAX: 830-772-4304

E-MAIL: HollyB@caminorealcs.org

PHONE: 210-357-0359 or 357-0300

Job Application (MS Word)



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