Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Service Coordinator (Part Time)
Job Details
Currently Remote - , TX

At Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center our vision is to empower people, foster hope,
support choice, and celebrate success.



Help us help others:

Under the direction of the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Service Coordinator, the Peer Service Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the development and promotion of the MVPN program. The services include outreach to military veterans and families to develop trusted peer relationships.

The relationships are built on shared life experiences. The experiences include developing skills useful in adapting to military affected trauma. Coordinates training, and peer volunteer recruitment, while also providing direction and support to MVPN Peer Volunteers. Works closely with community Veteran Treatment Courts, County Jails, and other community stakeholders to develop and continue the mission of the Military Veteran Peer Network Program. Establishes protocols and processes for identifying veterans in need of assistance via the Jail Diversion program and through the outreach of MVPN. Provides necessary training, supports, and assistance to veterans, identifying and addressing needs in the appropriate level of service/care. Facilitates monthly trainings to volunteer prospects and the community, using approved curriculum. Encourages and provides linkage to existing community services, including appropriate Mental Health services (Veteran Services, Clinic services, Trauma Informed Care services, Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder services (COPSD), Peer Support, Family Partner, etc. 

You will get to:

  • Assist in building a peer to peer network through Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN)
  • Assist in recruiting prospective MVPN Peers
  • Facilitate monthly trainings for MVPN Peer prospects and community awareness
  • Assist in collecting and reporting data about MVPN Peer Services Coordinator(s) and MVPN Peer activities and services
  • Provides direction and support to MVPN Peer volunteers
  • Individuals must be willing to publicly identify as a person living with a veteran experience/mental illness (Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, etc.) in order to model the reality of recovery.
  • Work with community stakeholders to develop a Jail Diversion action plan
  • Establish screening process within the county jails that will facilitate the identification of veterans that are incarcerated and may be suffering from mental health issues
  • Assist incarcerated veterans and their dependents in establishing a safe/healthy support structure to reduce the chances of recidivism
  • Collaborate with Veteran Support Coordinators to assist consumers who are currently incarcerated
  • Collaborate with Veteran Peer Coordinator to determine potential candidates for VTC
  • Address issues with individuals experiencing mental health and related stresses through group related, community-based intervention model of Seeking Safety
  • Encourage and provide linkage to existing community services, without duplicating those services
  • Refer individuals to proper Mental Health services (Veteran Services, Regular Clinic, Trauma Informed Care, COPSD, Peer Support, Family Partners, etc.)

You’ll definitely need:

  • Military Veteran or the Family Member of a Military Veteran
  • Two years' service in the military
  • Experience in public speaking and facilitating trainings
  • Experience in developing skills and have adapted to military affected trauma
  • Experience with MVPN Basic Training, BEITZ Training and Seeking Safety. (Must be able to obtain certifications as training becomes available within the first 6 months of employment)
  • A valid Texas State Driver’s License.
  • Current automobile insurance and the ability to travel when necessary.

We’ll also want you to:

  • Identify gaps in processes and work closely with other departments for process improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to listen skillfully and collect relevant information 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate and encourage others
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Comfortable working with technology and can easily navigate new technology platforms
  • Efficiently move through a to-do list and effectively prioritize and triage competing demands
  • Passion for connecting individuals and families with excellent care
  • Can successfully work remote
  • Sustain a calm demeanor when under pressure to handle sometimes difficult situations.
  • Provide exemplary customer service and care to your team.
  • Work autonomously to complete assignments. 
  • Work cooperatively with others and be punctual and consistent in attendance because your people will rely on you!

We’re excited to provide:

  • PPO health insurance plan, with option to add dependents.
  • PPO dental plans and vision insurance options for healthy teeth and eyes.
  • Employer paid life insurance.
  • 403(b) and 457 retirement plan options with company matching (457) to build retirement savings so you can retire someday.
  • Generous paid time off for fun and vacations and paid sick time for when you’re under the weather.
  • Authentic and caring environment where folks care about each other.

We can pay you:

$15.00 - $16.48 per hour plus good karma for doing good in the world.