The primary responsibility of the Peer Mentor is to engage in a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet the comprehensive health needs of children and families in the Adult In-Home Crisis Stabilizations (AIHCS) program of the Child Abuse Prevention Center (Prevention Center) through communication and available resources. A mentor is someone you can go to for advice such as: how to get housing, navigating a job, and enrolling in school. A mentor is to give support, help grow a social network, and support the client and help them understand the perspective of having had similar experiences with mental health.
- Be part of a field-based team that supports the crisis team throughout the community.
- Meet productivity level as defined by Prevention Center and AIHCS management.
- Complete documentation as required by Program Director and/or Program Supervisor in a timely manner and meets the standards of the County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA), HIPPA, Medi-Cal and other funding sources.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide crisis intervention and critical safety management services primarily in the home/field to accommodate the client’s schedule.
- Provide support to the client to help them cope with stressors related to serious emotional disturbance.
- Identify resources of interest and empower the client, as well as identify and address barriers to utilizing resources.
- Consult, confer and coordinate with referring and other community agencies and resources to advocate for the mental health needs of the adult/family.
- Provide rehabilitation services as need to improve, maintain and restore functioning including, but not limited to, social skills, impulse control, coping skills and communication.
- Provide education as needed including, but not limited to, safety planning, setting limits, behavioral contracts and communication.
- Assisting the adult/family in identifying their natural supports, and in the absence of natural supports, investigate surrogate supports.
- Assist the client in identifying their own strengths and the strengths of the their support system.
- Document all services provided for HCA contract compliance
Supervised by the Program Director and/or Program Supervisor
- High school diploma or GED and 5years of experience working with adults with mental health concerns OR Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or related field, and demonstrated skills in working with children and families
- Valid California Driver’s License
- Live Scan fingerprinting required
- Experience working with adult population is high preferred
- Bilingual Spanish desirable