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Who We Are
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive, but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.
Job Summary
The Certified Peer Specialist will work closely with PPL Family Services Staff to support residents within PPLs Family Supportive Housing that are dealing with chemical dependency and mental health challenges. This individual will work alongside families to promote personal wellness, model self-advocacy, and build community support among peers.
PPLs supportive housing combines rental subsidy with supportive services to help people who face complex challenges live with stability, autonomy, and dignity. PPL provides supportive housing opportunities throughout the metro area for individuals and families from specific populations, including those who have experienced homelessness, are living with a disability, have experienced chemical dependency, or who have a criminal background.
Additional responsibilities include:
Facilitate peer groups to support residents manage day-to-day life challenges using DBT and other skills
Assist residents in making and keeping health appointments including therapy, psychiatry,
and over-all medical appointments
Work with team and participants to plan and facilitate community building activities, resident meetings, and engagement with the larger community
Utilize skills and community resources to provide crisis prevention and intervention
Keep accurate and up to date documentation including case notes, incident reports, funder data, support funds, receipts, etc.
Minimum Requirements
High School Diploma or GED Equivalent; Associates or Bachelors degree preferred
Successfully completed the DHS Certified Peer Specialist training
Previous experience working with individuals dealing with Chemical or Mental Health challenges a plus
Experience with Motivational Interviewing, Person-centered, or DBT skills a plus
Current or former consumer of Mental Health Services
Long-term sobriety is not required but is advantageous for this population
Professional references is not a requirement of this position, however it is a benefit
Ability to provide Somali interpretation a bonus
Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, proof of insurance and a reliable vehicle
Benefits & Hours: This is a part-time, non-exempt position that pays $15.00 per hour and is between 15-25 hours per week, including some weekend coverage. This position in not eligible for benefits.
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. is an AA/EEO employer.