Peer Advocate - AB109 FOT

Under supervision of the AB109 FOT Program Manager and/or the Homeless Continuums Assistant Director, the Peer Advocate will provide direct and indirect supportive services to participants of the AB109 FOT program in order to engage and link with AB 109 FOT Services. Duties will include being part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team in providing supportive services including, but not limited to jail in-reach, street outreach, transportation assistance, community networking, housing assistance, case management and other services as necessary for clients who are enrolled or to be enrolled in AB109 FOT. The Peer Advocate will assist with the provision of providing linkages/referrals and follow-up supportive services in the field and at the work site.
Provide direct and indirect client services.
Consult with referring agencies and treatment team to coordinate outreach services and provide continuity of care in linking clients to AB 109 FOT.
Provide crisis intervention, intervene with the client at the onset of a crisis to provide and support in problem resolution and conflict.
Work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, attend weekly client disposition meetings, staff and community meetings, Center and DMH trainings as directed by Program Manager/Assistant Director.
Perform Street Outreach to engage individuals on AB109 FOT in SPA 2.
Transport clients to and from appropriate services as necessary.
Assist staff and clients in identifying community resources to support the recovery and stability of clients. Provides assertive service coordination and follow-up to enable clients to participate at their highest level of independence within the community or within shelter and/or permanent housing placement.
Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
Arriving at work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
Must have a valid California Driver’s License and be insurable by the Center’s insurance company and maintain a good driving record.
Stable on medication and/or mental health stability for one year or more.
Education: Prefer some college experience, AA degree or equivalent.
Experience working in mental health or human service field preferred (or public service field).
Some typing and/or clerical skills needed. Able to perform general office duties and supportive services for targeted population.
Knowledge of severe/chronic mental illness and homeless related issues.
If dual diagnosed, attendance in AA and/or support groups preferred. REQ. 6564A  Apply Here