Why Work For Us?
Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people
committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental
health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in
the community, and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous
training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in
which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities,
Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town
and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the
city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join
our team at Columbia Wellness. If you want to make a
difference that matters, then we want to hear from you. Together we can do
Under the supervision of a Therapist,
the Peer Counselor provides peer support services; serves as a consumer
advocate; provides consumer information and peer support for consumers in a
variety of settings. The Peer Counselor
performs a wide range of tasks to support consumers in living their own lives
and directing their own recovery and wellness process. The Peer Counselor will
model competency in recovery and wellness.
Summary of the Essential Duties and
The Peer Counselor will:
effective coping techniques and self-help strategies to assist clients in
crisis to use skills to self-regulate.
clinically appropriate, share lived experience to normalize and validate
individuals to other professional community resources and natural
supports, including educational, vocational, social, spiritual, and
consumers in articulating personal goals for recovery and wellness.
consumers in articulating the objectives necessary to reach his or her
recovery and wellness goals.
recovery dialogues, and utilize and teach problem solving techniques with
consumers in identifying strengths, setting objectives, and in identifying
and report progress consumers make toward meeting objectives.
and utilize specific interventions necessary to support consumers in
meeting their recovery and wellness goals.
consumers techniques for identifying and combatting negative self-talk,
consumers techniques for identifying and overcoming fears.
consumers in building social skills in the community that will provide a
non-consumer staff in identifying program environments that are conducive
to recovery; lend their unique insight into mental illness and what makes
recovery possible, and
treatment team meetings to promote consumer's use of self-directed
and model the value of every individual's recovery experience,
and share recovery-oriented material with other Peer Counselors, and
relevant continuing education, such as seminars, meetings, and in-service
and advocate for effective recovery-based services.
consumers in obtaining services that suit that individual's recovery
consumers about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in
the recovery process.
consumers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and the
use of shared personal experience to combat stigma.
individuals with substance use disorders to SUD treatment.
individuals with medical disorders to primary care.
- Link individuals to other professional community resources
- Link individuals to natural supports, including educational,
vocational, social, spiritual, and recreational resources
- Provide skills training, including illness
management, socialization, time management, parenting skills, independent
living, budgeting, and other skills necessary to enhance self-sufficiency
- Complete all documentation, reporting, and other paperwork according
to agency standards.
- Effectively use
technology and software including but not limited to: computers, phones, email,
- Be helpful,
respectful, approachable and team-oriented.
- Manage time effectively, including but not limited to:
planning ahead where possible and being punctual in person and with work
- Work efficiently both
independently and as part of a team.
- Build strong working
relationships and a positive work environment.
- Be receptive to
feedback, willing to learn, and willing to embrace continuous improvement
- Attend all
appropriate staff, organizational, and external meetings as assigned
- Representation to the
public as assigned by supervisor
- Assist in other programs
when assigned by supervisor
- Other duties as
- HS Diploma or
equivalent is required
- Received and must
maintain Certification Peer Counselor
- Registration in
Washington State is required (upon hire).
- Must have a valid
Oregon or Washington driver's license and must clear a multi-state criminal
background check. Hiring shall be contingent on a clean driving record per
driving abstract submitted by employee.
- Agency Affiliated
Registration in Washington State is required, licensure preferred.
- State of Washington
mental health specialty in child, disability (developmental disability/serious
physical handicap or sensory impairment), and/or older adult populations
working with mentally ill.
We are proud to be able to not only offer competitive compensations but also a benefit package that our employees love.
We offer all permanent full-time employees:
- Medical, Dental and Vision paid in full for employees
and children beginning the 1st of the month following 30
days of full-time employment. Spousal/Significant other coverage at a
nominal cost to employee of just $46.95 per month.
- Long term disability and life insurance paid for by the
- 5% of gross pay put into a retirement plan by the
employer. Immediately vested, no match requirement.
- 9 paid holidays
- 26 days of Paid Time Off per year
- Revenue Share Opportunities
Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to learn more about our organization.
Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!