Collaborative Housing Peer BridgerFacility / Location: SHARE!FLSA Status: Full-time /Non-ExemptReporting to: Collaborative Housing Program CoordinatorSHARE! stands for Self-Help And Recovery Exchange. SHARE! is a non-profit organization that operates two community self-help support group centers in Los Angeles, California: SHARE! Culver City and SHARE! Downtown. Together SHARE! Culver City and SHARE! Downtown currently host over 120 self-help support group (including 12-Step groups) meetings each week.Summary / Purpose:Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesInclude the following, other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. Develops personal recovery relationships with housing residents to help with achieving their goals, conflict resolution, and participating in SHARE! data collection Works with houses to develop a culture of recovery, establish policies, structure, schedule and activities Enroll and orient participants and get informed consent for data collection Connects residents to SHARE! self-help centers and their self-help support groups, Volunteer-to-Jobs program and activities Provides linkages to the mental health system and other governmental and non-governmental resources, including self-help support group meetings, volunteer opportunities, medical and mental health resources, money management, criminal expungement, benefits and other assistance as needed Enrolls new Collaborative Houses, develops relationship with new owners and place participants Facilitates community volunteers to mentor residents on gardening, cooking, financial management, further education and other skills and activities as needed Works with volunteers, participants and owners to develop good neighbor relations Finds new placements for residents who want or need them Submits program reports as needed May be on call for problems that may arise after hoursQualification/RequirementsThis job description is designed to address the essentials job duties of SHARE! SHARE! is currently expanding its services throughout Los Angeles County and needs qualified candidates for the position of Peer Bridger who have extensive personal experience in self-help support groups, are passionate about recovery, and want to help others find their own path to change and grow.Essential Duties and Responsibilities Prior experience required: Two years personal experience attending self-help support groups. Two years of sobriety highly preferred. Three to five years development experienceSkills/Qualifications Knowledge of recovery good interpersonal skills computer skills organizational skillsEducation/Training/Experience Qualifications for position: BA/BS degree highly preferred but not required, Driver’s license, reliable car, strong connections in the recovery communityPhysical Demands: Standing, sitting for long periods, talking and/or hearing. Vision suitable for reading smaller printed items and computerized data.Work Environment: Indoor, office and community peer-run center or home environment, Moderate to loud noise at times.Please submit a resume plus a cover letter which details your passion for participating in self help support groups.Disclaimer: the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
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