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Peer Support Specialist Supervisor – Job Description

Summary

The Peer Support Specialist Supervisor (PSSS) is responsible for providing coordination, leadership, and expert consultation to the Peer Support Specialist team. This program is a behavioral health equity initiative to provide peer support to people experiencing homelessness, mental health and/or substance use conditions, and other underserved populations in the Denver Metro Area.  Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, Recovery Education Manager and Onsite Supervisor, the PSSS serves as a team leader in carrying out the mission, vision, and values of Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN). The PSSS is responsible for day to day operations, including supervision, scheduling and support of Peer Support Specialists and communication with partners.

This is a full-time position (40 hours a week) located at Open Door Ministries (ODM) in the Metro Denver area. Some hours will be spent at the CMWN office.

Peer Leadership & Supervision

  • Provide weekly individual Peer Support Specialist supervision, ongoing support, and strength based feedback to Peer Support Specialists at ODM and eventually multiple community sites as the program grows.
  • Identify and provide further training needs with Recovery Education Manager to Peer Support Specialists.
  • Provide guidance to Peer Support Specialist staff and their onsite supervisors about the peer role and boundaries.  
  • Collect evaluation data from sites and support Peer Support Specialists with this process.
  • Work with Recovery Education Manager and/or Executive Director on guidelines of Peer Support Specialists supervisions.
  • Provide weekly group supervision support with Recovery Education Manager.
  • Assist Peer Support Specialists with information, tools and techniques.
  • Work with the Executive Director to ensure the strategic plan, mission vision and values are communicated to the team and are integrated in its goals, objectives and work.

Administrative/General Duties

  • Responsible for overseeing that Peer Support Specialists provide accurate daily timeclocks.
  • Responsible for supporting Executive Director with managing PTO requests and documentation.
  • Participate in bi-weekly supervision meetings with CMWN staff and meet with ODM staff as determined by ODM Supervisor.
  • Participate in monthly calls with ODM and CMWN.  
  • Provide superior customer service to colleagues and community members by promptly returning phone calls and email messages, maintaining open communication and a positive attitude.

Community Engagement and Coordination

  • Provide leadership, administrative management and consultation to Peer Support Specialists, CMWN and community site administrators.
  • Research,initiate and build relationships with new potential organization sites with the support of CMWN (Executive Director, Recovery Education Manager, Operations Manager and Communications Specialist).
  • Attend relevant stakeholder meetings and events on behalf of the organization and represent CMWN’s mission and objectives.

Liaison of Grant Requirement Management

  • Serves as liaison between CMWN and ODM to manage the Office of Behavioral Health grant client supplies budget. This includes updating, maintaining and logging inventory, making purchases to keep supplies in stock, managing the monthly budget and reporting to CMWN.
  • Responsible for purchasing, distribution, budget and documentation of supplies for CMWN/ODM.
  • Assist with report writing to meet grant requirements.
  • Research and suggest improved processes, policies and opportunities to increase funding and strengthen the program.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Qualifications

  • Experience in the field of peer support or navigation is required.
  • Individual should possess an associate's or bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study, and must have completed a Peer Specialist training.
  • Must be a person with experience as a Peer Specialist Supervisor or other supervisory/managerial role.
  • Has a good working knowledge of mental health and/or substance use conditions, recovery principles and of the social services industry.
  • Experience with program coordination and achieving program goals.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and willingness to travel within the Denver-metro area periodically.
  • Must be computer proficient with knowledge of Microsoft Office software and possess strong organizational skills and leadership qualities.

Supervisory relationships

Reports to the Recovery Education Manager and the Executive Director at the Colorado Mental Wellness Network and to Open Door Ministries On-site Supervisor

Salary Range

Salary and Benefits commensurate with experience.

Work hours

Estimated 40 hours per week.

To apply

If you are interested please send your resume, cover letter and references to Hope Hyatt, Executive Director at [email protected].

CMWN is an equal opportunity/anti-discrimination employer

The Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CMWN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

CMWN expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CMWN’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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The Colorado Mental Wellness Network provides unpaid internships for academic credit throughout the year. We're seeking Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's level interns in any of the following fields:

  • Human services and social work
  • Public administration
  • Communications and strategic communications
  • Administrative assistance and office management

Interns at the Network, depending on interests and experience, may:

  • Assist Recovery Education Manager in conducting and promoting wellness education and Peer Specialist training programs in the community
  • Assist Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator in conducting advocacy training, recruiting speakers for legislative hearings, researching legislation, and advocating to policymakers
  • Assist Communications Specialist in graphic design, web development, social media marketing, and blogging
  • Perform clerical, data entry, and other administrative duties

Interning with the Colorado Mental Wellness Network provides a unique opportunity to use your skills and education to better the mental health and wellness of all Coloradans. We are an organization that promotes peer support and mental health systems change to make recovery accessible for everyone. Many of our interns finish with not only academic credit, but some certificate in wellness planning, grassroots advocacy, and/or peer support work. Additionally, we have a history of hiring interns and volunteers, so this may be the first step to making mental health advocacy your career!

Please email our internship supervisor, Amy Staley, to inquire about current and future openings and application requirements.

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The Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees, interns, and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CMWN complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

CMWN expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the CMWN's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.