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Peer Recovery and Outreach Coach

Agency Name: Integrated Services of Kalamazoo

Agency Contact: Andrea Bedard

  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • County: Kalamazoo
  • Salary Range: $15.49 per Hour
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Do you have a passion for improving the health of individuals receiving behavioral health services? Are you looking for work/life balance and an excellent benefit package? Would you like to be a valuable member of a diversity driven, mission-minded team that impacts our community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to work part time as a Peer Recovery and Outreach Coach with the Opioid Response Overdose Team.

What You Will Be Doing
As a Peer Recovery and Outreach Coach on our Opioid Response Overdose Team you will see individuals in local ER’s and community settings, helping to link individuals with treatment and community services. You will provide on call after hours and weekend coverage to the Kalamazoo community and will work together with a patient navigator to track and provide follow up services to individuals in this community who have experienced an overdose. A knowledge of the social service system in Kalamazoo and a willingness to be part of a culturally responsive team based approach to care are necessary for this job. This is a grant funded position through 9/30/22.

What We Require

You will have a High School diploma or GED with one to two years’ experience working in a peer capacity as well as being eligible to become a Michigan Certified Recovery Coach. You’ll have a valid Michigan driver’s license with reliable transportation. You will have lived experiences with behavioral health issues and knowledge of self-determination principles and person-centered planning processes. You’ll have basic computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, database management and e-mail along with basic knowledge in the use of electronic office equipment, including copy and fax machines. Bilingual or bicultural community membership is preferred.

Who We Are

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) (formerly Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, KCMHSAS) has been delivering quality services and programs to improve the lives of those we serve for over 30 years. ISK works with youth, families, and adults with mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders to help them succeed. We provide welcoming and diverse community partnerships which collaborate and share resources to support individuals and families to be successful and achieve their goals in a trauma-informed environment.

Why Work For ISK

Because we make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve in the Kalamazoo community every day. You will have the opportunity to work with amazing co-workers in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, work/life balance and encourages ongoing education for professional development.

Come Join Us!
Individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds along with bilingual candidates are invited to apply. ISK is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity and inclusion among its workforce. ISK fomenta la diversidad y la inclusión.

We look forward to meeting you!

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Physical Efforts – Job demands include prolonged sitting and standing as appropriate. May occasionally require light lifting up to 25 pounds, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or bending as appropriate. Requires coordination of hands and/or eye/hand/foot.

Working Conditions – Office environment with noise from computers, copy machine, and telephones. Use of computer screen for periods in excess of 30 minutes at a time. Possible eyestrain from extended periods of viewing computer screen. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens, infectious diseases, and parasites. Travel throughout the Kalamazoo area is required.

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