Job DescriptionPeer Case Managers are individuals who have experienced mental illness themselves and are on their own recovery journey. They are well grounded in their own recovery and model competency in ongoing coping skills. The HARPS Peer Case Managers will assist individuals' transition from institutional settings into permanent housing and provide supportive housing services. Individuals served by this program have experienced homelessness or are at risk for homelessness due to substantial mental, physical or behavioral health barriers that challenge their ability to maintain housing or live independently. They will help clients identify goals that promote recovery and assist them in identifying services and activities to reach these goals. Assist Program participants to achieve successful independent living, obtaining/maintaining housing, and pursuing vocational/educational goals. Assist Program participants in developing effective natural supports and in obtaining, maintaining, and/or using appropriate mental health, medical and community resources. Provide outreach, housing search and acquisition assistance, peer counseling, independent living skills training, and assist clinical staff with crisis intervention and stabilization. Facilitates the use of various evidence-based practices, such as Housing First, Motivational Interviewing, and strategies to assist success in a Permanent Supported Housing model. All services are provided under the supervision of a Mental Health Professional. Responsibilities 1. Assists with the development of Independent Supported Housing options for participants. 2. Works with local landlords to develop support for and trust in the model of Independent Supported Housing. 3. Assists participants in developing successful independent living skills. 4. Assists participants in meeting recovery goals. 5. Assists participants in identifying and developing vocational and/or educational goals. Knowledge and SkillsA knowledge and understanding of mental disorders and basic familiarity with the DSM-V; a basic awareness of substance abuse/dependence issues; knowledge of community resources, with the ability to develop appropriate links for participants; a sensitive perception of the needs of individuals with disabilities; a keen understanding of the importance of clear, professional boundaries, and maintenance of such; possession of proven teamwork skills; competency in written and oral communication skills; and demonstration of good, common sense.Education and/or ExperienceRequires a high school diploma/GED and one-year relevant experience. Prefer an AA in a social service-related field. Other combinations of education and experience that provide the required familiarity and skills may be considered. Must be eligible for a Washington State Department of Health Agency Affiliated Counselor. Must be certified as a Peer Counselor by the State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. Job ConditionsMust be able to work both in and out of the office and go into participants' residences and other facilities, which may require climbing stairs and walking on uneven terrain. Must have a WA State Driver's License, a good driving record, a personal automobile and personal auto insurance.. Driving & working in the community constitutes over 90% of the work day. Must be able to speak and hear at normal conversational levels.
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.