Heartland Center offers a wide range of outpatient mental health services to the culturally diverse adult population of San Diego's East Region. Heartland Center provides initial psychosocial assessments, psychiatric and medication evaluations, medication support services, limited individual supportive counseling, group counseling, care coordination, information, referrals and linkage, crisis intervention, and psychosocial rehabilitation activities. Heartland Center provides these services under contract with the County of San Diego Mental Health Services and the Health and Human Services Agency to individuals 18 years of age and older. We have a specialty program for young adults (age 18-24) who present with unique needs and preferences in mental health services. We also have a specialty program for older adults (age 60 year and over) who present with a variety of mental health and medical needs. The emphasis of treatment is on the bio-psycho-social rehabilitation of the individual. Respect for the client is a core value, and our staff work closely with all of our clients to develop individualized service plans that focus on their strengths, needs, and abilities. We encourage our clients to take an active role in their recovery and our program uses these principles in all of its groups and activities. We work closely with our clients and seek out their suggestions and comments to provide services that remain current with the ever changing needs of our community. We encourage the participation of family members in the recovery process. Our community holds a wealth of knowledge and experience, and including additional people in the support system of our clients holds the benefits of improved health and stability.
This Position provides an opportunity for former/current client of mental health system, or a family member of a client, to work with their peers in helping them to address their individual recovery process. The Peer Specialist is expected to demonstrate his/her abilities, education, work ethics, and life skills with peers. There is a special emphasis on outreach and assisting the TAY (Transitional Age Youth ages 18 to 24) population who are transitioning into the Adult Mental Health System. The Peer Specialist will work with the TAY program, to promote member empowerment through education, training, involvement, and support. Job duties may include teaching clients life skills by taking clients
shopping, teaching them how to budget, employment preparation, helping clients learn public transportation, etc. The Peer Specialist will also help coordinate vocational, counseling, and administrative efforts with the TAY Services Lead Clinician. May provide general office support including, filing, sorting and other projects as assigned. General office duties which include customer service skills, basic computer use and knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook software along with basic knowledge of Internet searches.
High School Diploma or GED. Prefer experience working in related field, particularly mental health and/or with young adults. Other desired skills include customer service skills, basic computer use and knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook software along with basic knowledge of Internet searches. Professional Orientation and Training and County MIS training within 90 days of hire; A valid State of California driver's license in good standing and auto insurance coverage.
To be considered as a candidate for the above position, please forward an updated resume and salary requirements to Yi-Chuan Cathy Cheng, Psy.D by fax 619-440-8522 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer