Veteran Peer Support Specialist – Veterans Services Presbyterian Night Shelter
Presbyterian Night Shelter
Veteran Peer Support Specialist – Veterans Services
Presbyterian Night Shelter is known for serving the homeless in greatest need: those who have no other places to go. Those who present the greatest challenge to our community are welcome here. As the largest homeless shelter in Tarrant County, we serve approximately 1,000 men, women and children each night.
Presbyterian Night Shelter staff members strive with mutual respect and compassion to serve with integrity, taking responsibility for our actions to foster hope in the journey from homeless to home.
Provide empathy, support, and encouragement to veterans in the Patriot House program, thereby increasing the likelihood that a veteran will share his needs, concerns, interests, hopes, goals, and preferences throughout the length of his tenure in the program. Assist veterans in accessing services and treatment/recovery to help them improve their overall quality of life.
Minimum of High School or GED completion and 2 years of community based experience on issues/projects working with veterans, substance abuse/mental health and community resources for veterans or equivalent combination of education and work.
Prior experience in settings that required you to motivate adults and function as a positive role model. Excellent problem solving skills that involve creativity and thinking outside of the box. An ideal candidate will have shared experiences with veterans in recovery.
Experience working with diverse and/or difficult populations desired.
Experience working with the homeless population is preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Valid driver license and proof of liability insurance is required.
Rate of Pay
This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] , no phone calls please.
Presbyterian Night Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply for this job please visit www.journeyhome.org.