Allies Peer Support Specialist

BCFS Health and Human Services

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It’s a great feeling to work for a company that does so much good for others around the world!
Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program/university, preferably on in the following areas: social work, psychology, sociology, or related field of study.
Preferred – Graduate degree from an accredited program/university in related field of study.

Work experience:
with Graduate degree – 3 years of related experience and/or training.
with Bachelor’s degree – 5 years of related experience and/or training.

Summary: The Allies Peer Support program is a pilot program designed to match commercially sexually exploited youth with adults across various industries to provide support, encouragement, and guidance as survivors transition into adulthood, educational opportunities, and careers. The Specialist is responsible for facilitating the comprehensive training program for volunteers and survivors, monitors survivor-volunteer matches, and assists with programmatic development and relationships.
 
Critical Action Items & Measurable Deliverables:
1. Peer support volunteers complete 100 percent of the requisite training and assessments prior to matching with a survivor.
2. At least 95 percent of peer support contact requirements for the program are met and documented in the program database.
3. Conduct supervision check-ins with:
a. Volunteers on a weekly basis
b. Peer Supporters monthly
c. Survivors monthly
4. Ensure all assigned program participants, personnel, and volunteers abide by program risk management and safety protocols, including background checks, communication guidelines, training requirements (on-boarding and continuing education), boundaries maintenance, and crisis response expectations.
5. Maintain at least 75 percent engagement of all supervised matches.
6. Confirm at least 80 percent of program satisfaction surveys completed by assigned participants and volunteers demonstrate high satisfaction.
 
Essential Functions:
1. Facilitate education/training programs for peer support volunteers and survivors.
2. Create additional content to assist peer support volunteers’ readiness for program on a need basis.
3. Review peer support volunteer and survivor profiles and make recommendations for matching.
4. Evaluate resource referral effectiveness.
5. Supervise the on-going quality of match relationships and compliance with program expectations.
6. Provide TBRI guidance, coaching, crisis intervention, and support for assigned peer support volunteers.
7. Complete program documentation in accordance with program guidelines.
8. Facilitate program training to local organizations and/or companies to promote program and increase volunteer pool.
9. Identify opportunities to participate in events to promote program and increase volunteer pool.
10. Identify resources and events to enhance volunteer and survivor relationship.
11. Assist in building out program social media platform(s).
12. Work evenings and weekends as assigned.
13. Participate in weekly supervision with assigned supervisor.
14. Participate in workshops, seminars, education programs and other activities that promote professional growth and development.
 
Requirements:
1. Pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens.
2. Provide proof of work eligibility status upon request.
3. Pass a pre-employment and biennial criminal background checks.
4. Complete 32 hours of TBRI training within the first 3 months of hire.
5. Demonstrate the ability to:
a. Respond sensitively and competently to staff’s needs
b. Easily build rapport with all programmatic staff
c. Communicate effectively in writing and verbally in English
d. Work in a fast-paced environment and maintain emotional control and professional
composure at all times.
e. Maintain computer literacy required to meet the responsibilities of the position
f. Work effectively and without intensive supervision both independently and as
a member of a multidisciplinary team
g. Actively support supervisees in professional development
h. Maintain confidentiality in all areas of the service population and program operations
i. Maintain professional and ethical standards of conduct outlines in BCFS Health and Human Services employee handbook including complying with the dress code and demonstrating respect for agency staff, the service population, and community members
6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of all Human Trafficking Interdiction Division policies and procedures.
7. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

We are committed to following immunization recommendations produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As such, our company policy requires that all employees must receive a COVID vaccination and an annual
Influenza vaccination or obtain an approved exemption as a medical or religious accommodation. This is a condition of employment and all new hires will be responsible for providing proof.

English (United States)If you like to work with people that believe they can make a difference in the world, this is the company for you!
 
EEO Statement
 
It our policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all employees equally regardless of age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

 
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