CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORK
Under direction, performs social service work.
Responsible for implementing and conducting peer mentoring and support programs for homeless individuals and/or individuals receiving permanent supportive housing services.
Examples of Duties
EXAMPLES OF THE WORK (These statements are intended to be illustrations of the work of this class.)
Assists clients in the development of a recovery plan.
Provides education with a focus on recovery, illness management, and peer support.
Provides case management, resourcing, and service coordination as an extension of case management services.
Assists in facilitating small peer support groups, events, and programs.
Provides support and encouragement to help clients strengthen life skills and recovery.
Assists in training peer mentors on providing peer support services.
Accompanies street outreach team to provide peer support for clients served at street outreach sites.
Conducts home visits to clients receiving permanent supportive housing to provide life skills training and peer support, and to complete assessments of client needs.
Assists in the process of determining appropriate matches between peer mentors and recipients of mentoring services.
Performs related work as required.
High school diploma or its equivalent.
Must have successfully completed the Kentucky Peer Support Specialist training and certification within one year of employment and maintain certification throughout employment with FHC.
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted, as determined applicable by Civil Service.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Spends prolonged periods of time standing and walking over various types of inner city terrain.
Must provide own transportation to work at other locations as needed.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Training & Experience: 100%
CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS:
FHC - Portland
2215 Portland Avenue
Louisville KY 40212
Saturday: 8:00am - noon
FHC - East Broadway
834 East Broadway
Louisville KY 40204
Saturday: 8:00 - 12:00pm
FHC - Phoenix (Healthcare for the Homeless)
712 E Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville KY 40202
FHC - Iroquois
4100 Taylor Blvd
Louisville KY 40215
Fairdale KY 40118
Louisville KY 40272
FHC - Americana
4805 Southside Drive
Louisville KY 40214
City Of Louisville, KY