POSITION TITLE: Peer Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Re-Entry Treatment Team
REPORTS TO: Program Manager for RTT & WW
FLSA STATUS: 1.0 FTE, Non-Exempt, Union Position
COMPENSATION: $19.01/hour or $19.63/hour (bilingual differential)
We are seeking a Peer Counselor to join our RTT program, which will consist of a clinical supervisor, one full-time clinician, two part-time clinicians, and one lead peer counselor. The RTT Peer Counselor will provide intensive care coordination/case management, housing support, connection to community resources, employment support, referrals for psychiatric treatment, and linkage to mental health, substance abuse, legal, and life skills services. RTT is located in Hayward and serves Central, Eastern, and Southern Alameda County.
Peer counselors have a unique ability to relate to and motivate clients through the shared reentry experience, providing intensive case management, accompanying clients to appointments, and ensuring they receive necessary services. They will also refer and link participants to housing and health related resources in the community.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide outreach, engagement, linkage, and follow-up services to participants
- Serve as role model and coach to inspire, engage, and advocate for participants and their family member/caregivers’ rights
- Support and advocate for participants as they navigate the criminal justice and court systems
- Provide culturally competent supports to participants and their family members/caregivers