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Peer Support Specialist - Collaborative Court

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Peer Support Specialist - Collaborative Court   

JOB TITLE:

Peer Support Specialist - Collaborative Court

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

San Diego Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Peer Support Specialist
Reentry Court

Who We Are
Second Chance is a place where justice involved San Diegans go to find hope, purpose, and opportunity.

Offering eight evidence-based programs, each staffed by a dedicated team of caring professionals,
Second Chance is regarded throughout the greater San Diego area as a leader in helping formerly
incarcerated and justice involved citizens successfully reintegrate into society.


What We Do
Second Chance helps hundreds of formerly incarcerated youth and adults receive the services they need
to find a better path through job readiness training, case management, counseling, and transitional
housing programs.
We are dedicated to our mission of disrupting the cycles of incarceration and
poverty to help people find their way to self-sufficiency.


We believe that everyone, regardless of their past, deserves the chance to shape a stronger future for
themselves, their family, and their communities.
This is achieved by living our CARES values.


Program Summary
The Reentry Court Program is designed to provide comprehensive treatment and case management
services to non-violent offenders that have entered the criminal justice system due to substance
dependence and/or co-occurring disorder(s).
The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism and
support individuals in becoming productive members of our community.

Who Were Looking For
Peer Support Specialist, Full Time
Reentry Court
Were looking for smart, compassionate, and resourceful change-agents with a passion for inspiring
others to better themselves.
To be successful, youll have to be a loyal and dedicated critical thinker; a
creative problem solver who doesnt shy away from challenges and takes pride in everything you do.

You believe anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time.
If you dont know the answer,
youll dig to find it.
You love people.
You enjoy leading others.
You value diversity and embrace change.


The Peer Support Specialist, Reentry Court reports to the Sr.
Program Manager of the Reentry
Court program.
This role is responsible for promoting recovery, engagement, socialization, self-
sufficiency, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and identification of strengths within the

Reentry Court Clientele.
This position is responsible for a wide range of activities to include but are not
limited to:

  • Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, the Peer Specialist helps
beneficiaries engage in the recovery process.
  • Provides and supports the program in delivery of Relapse Prevention Services.
  • Acts as a coach and mentor for clients in the Reentry Court program.
  • Responsible for assisting clients with linkages to community resources.
  • Assists Program staff and clients in addressing treatment and recovery plan goals.
  • Interacts with program clients, providing a welcoming and trauma-informed atmosphere and
program experience.

  • Accurately and timely track confidential participant data and other administrative tasks utilizing
agency database.

  • Coordinate, attend and fully participate in regular team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What skills do you need?
This is challenging work.
A positive can do spirit is a must.
For this specific role, youll also need:

  • Excellent organizational and time-management capabilities, detail oriented, proactive, and
welcome feedback as means to personal and professional growth.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to build strong relationships.
  • Compassionate with the ability to be sensitive to cultural differences or behavior in a

multicultural community and various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful, professional, and
effective manner.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, counseling and facilitation skills.
  • Solution focused with the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and exercise responsible judgment.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English.
    Bilingual in English and Spanish languages
preferred.

  • Ability to be resourceful and flexible in an ever-changing environment.
  • Must be computer literate (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Data Management
Systems).

  • Familiar with the program population.

Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be self-identified as having experience with the process of recovery from mental illness

and/or substance use disorder either as a consumer of these services or as the parent or family
member of the consumer.

  • Must be willing to share ones experience as a person with lived experience and recovery to help
others.
  • Must have a strong dedication to recovery.
  • Experience working with justice involved adults preferred.


Education

  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Must complete the Peer Support Specialist Training and Certification within 6 months of hire.


What We Offer
Purpose.
Many places will offer you a job.
At Second Chance you will change lives.
Our work is that
rewarding.
It is what makes our employees stay and others return.


Job salary and benefits

  • This position is non-exempt (hourly), full-time, 40 hours/week.
    The rate of pay is $ 20 - $23 per
hour.
  • Employer paid medical and life insurance for employees.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave benefits
  • And more!


If you are seeking a rewarding career where you can make a meaningful difference alongside a world-
class team, then Second Chance wants you.
Join us.


Were committed to giving justice-involved individuals a Second Chance.


Are you?

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with list of three professional references with Peer
Support Specialist, Reentry Court in the subject line to jobs@secondchanceprogram.
org

Second Chance Program, an equal opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.

Second Chance Program will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
ancestry, sex/gender, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Auxiliary

aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

23 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707369709-8327ee1c04f2042315a1af21ae0b68c0

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

San Diego

Job Origin:

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Peer Support Specialist
Reentry Court

Who We Are
Second Chance is a place where justice involved San Diegans go to find hope, purpose, and opportunity.
Offering eight evidence-based programs, each staffed by a dedicated team of caring professionals,
Second Chance is regarded throughout the greater San Diego area as a leader in helping formerly
incarcerated and justice involved citizens successfully reintegrate into society.

What We Do
Second Chance helps hundreds of formerly incarcerated youth and adults receive the services they need
to find a better path through job readiness training, case management, counseling, and transitional
housing programs. We are dedicated to our mission of disrupting the cycles of incarceration and
poverty to help people find their way to self-sufficiency.

We believe that everyone, regardless of their past, deserves the chance to shape a stronger future for
themselves, their family, and their communities. This is achieved by living our CARES values.

Program Summary
The Reentry Court Program is designed to provide comprehensive treatment and case management
services to non-violent offenders that have entered the criminal justice system due to substance
dependence and/or co-occurring disorder(s). The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism and
support individuals in becoming productive members of our community.

Who Were Looking For
Peer Support Specialist, Full Time
Reentry Court
Were looking for smart, compassionate, and resourceful change-agents with a passion for inspiring
others to better themselves. To be successful, youll have to be a loyal and dedicated critical thinker; a
creative problem solver who doesnt shy away from challenges and takes pride in everything you do.
You believe anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. If you dont know the answer,
youll dig to find it. You love people. You enjoy leading others. You value diversity and embrace change.

The Peer Support Specialist, Reentry Court reports to the Sr. Program Manager of the Reentry
Court program. This role is responsible for promoting recovery, engagement, socialization, self-
sufficiency, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and identification of strengths within the

Reentry Court Clientele. This position is responsible for a wide range of activities to include but are not
limited to:

  • Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, the Peer Specialist helps
beneficiaries engage in the recovery process.
  • Provides and supports the program in delivery of Relapse Prevention Services.
  • Acts as a coach and mentor for clients in the Reentry Court program.
  • Responsible for assisting clients with linkages to community resources.
  • Assists Program staff and clients in addressing treatment and recovery plan goals.
  • Interacts with program clients, providing a welcoming and trauma-informed atmosphere and
program experience.
  • Accurately and timely track confidential participant data and other administrative tasks utilizing
agency database.
  • Coordinate, attend and fully participate in regular team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What skills do you need?
This is challenging work. A positive can do spirit is a must. For this specific role, youll also need:

  • Excellent organizational and time-management capabilities, detail oriented, proactive, and
welcome feedback as means to personal and professional growth.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to build strong relationships.
  • Compassionate with the ability to be sensitive to cultural differences or behavior in a

multicultural community and various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful, professional, and
effective manner.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, listening, counseling and facilitation skills.
  • Solution focused with the ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and exercise responsible judgment.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English. Bilingual in English and Spanish languages
preferred.
  • Ability to be resourceful and flexible in an ever-changing environment.
  • Must be computer literate (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Data Management
Systems).
  • Familiar with the program population.
Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be self-identified as having experience with the process of recovery from mental illness

and/or substance use disorder either as a consumer of these services or as the parent or family
member of the consumer.

  • Must be willing to share ones experience as a person with lived experience and recovery to help
others.
  • Must have a strong dedication to recovery.
  • Experience working with justice involved adults preferred.


Education

  • High school diploma or equivalency required.
  • Must complete the Peer Support Specialist Training and Certification within 6 months of hire.


What We Offer
Purpose. Many places will offer you a job. At Second Chance you will change lives. Our work is that
rewarding. It is what makes our employees stay and others return.

Job salary and benefits

  • This position is non-exempt (hourly), full-time, 40 hours/week. The rate of pay is $ 20 - $23 per
hour.
  • Employer paid medical and life insurance for employees.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave benefits
  • And more!


If you are seeking a rewarding career where you can make a meaningful difference alongside a world-
class team, then Second Chance wants you. Join us.

Were committed to giving justice-involved individuals a Second Chance.

Are you?

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with list of three professional references with Peer
Support Specialist, Reentry Court in the subject line to jobs@secondchanceprogram.org

Second Chance Program, an equal opportunity employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people.
Second Chance Program will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
ancestry, sex/gender, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Auxiliary
aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


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