Peer Respite Director at Hopeworx, Inc. (King of Prussia)
King of Prussia
Peer Respite Director
Job Summary: The Peer Respite Director will supply trauma-sensitive peer support and team leadership within the context of the Peer Respite. Duties will include substantial direct support and administrative responsibilities.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Peer Respite Director will be responsible for holding and exemplifying the values of the Peer Respite, including trauma-informed peer support.
- The Peer Respite Director will be responsible for maintaining confidentiality and privacy of guests staying at respite and ensuring that all staff and procedures at the respite maintain confidentiality and privacy.
- The Peer Respite Director will be responsible for ensuring that the respite site is safe and meets any relevant building code requirements.
- The Peer Respite Director will create and maintain documentation as needed, in accordance with the peer respite values.
- The Peer Respite Director will create and coordinate the welcome experience for guests and potential guests.
- The Peer Respite Director will take part, along with other team members and guests, in the general upkeep of the Respite space which may include periodic cleaning, meal preparation and maintenance of the exterior of the space (shoveling, raking, mowing).
- The Peer Respite Director will share responsibilities for answering the respite phone.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Direct Support
- The Peer Respite Director will maintain a consistently accessible onsite presence at the Peer Respite for as needed/desired support by individuals staying at the space.
- The Peer Respite Director will maintain and manage a schedule for on-call in person and telephonic support.
- The Peer Respite Director, along with the other respite staff, will support individuals at the respite to self-determine and advocate for their needs and desires, including connecting with resources and maintaining connection to natural supports of their choice.
- The Peer Respite Director may accompany or provide transportation to appointments, meetings, or community resource settings in order to support the above goals as needed.
- Community Outreach
- The Peer Respite Director will lead efforts to offer general outreach to community groups and organizations to share information about the respite.
- The Peer Respite Director will collaborate with the team in the facilitation of orientation meetings about the peer respite to interested individuals.
- The Peer Respite Director will collaborate with the team to provide presentations about the peer respite at conferences or other similar opportunities.
- The Peer Respite Director will lead efforts to develop supportive relationships with community resources.
- Team Collaboration
- The Peer Respite Director will engage in clear communication with fellow team members and ensure that all team members have access to the necessary tools to coordinate mutual support within the team.
- The Peer Respite Director will lead facilitation of Peer Respite team meetings and will attend all other required organizational team meetings.
- The Peer Respite Director will provide regular supervision and mentoring of Peer Respite Team Members.
- The Peer Respite Director will assure that all Peer Respite Team Members complete Intentional Peer Support and all other assigned training.
- Leadership and Coordination
- The Peer Respite Director will be primarily responsible for all funder reporting requirements or designating them appropriately.
- The Peer Respite Director will be primarily responsible for representing the Peer Respite at all required funder meetings.
- The Peer Respite Director will collaborate with other agency leadership and / or the Peer Respite Council to investigate additional funding opportunities.
- The Peer Respite Director will provide budget management for the Peer Respite.
- Education and/or Experience
- Personal experience healing from/ overcoming challenges in the mental health service system, extreme states, or trauma is required.
- Substantial experience in advocacy, group facilitation and/or peer support required.
- Substantial experience in management (including peer staff supervision) required.
- Completion of Intentional Peer Support training within 90 days of hire. Completion of Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor and Trauma-informed training within 12 months of hire. Additional training will be offered post-hire as available and needed. Familiarity with related values and principles required.
- Minimum high school diploma or GED. Certified Peer Specialist credential a plus.
- Ability to mentor and foster growth and leadership in fellow team members.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Ability to act as an advocate and create an empowering atmosphere for individuals to take leadership in their own healing.
- Ability and willingness to use own experiences in an open and intentional manner.
- Bilingual/bicultural in English and other languages or ways of communicating and/or cultures is a plus.
- Fundraising and/or budget management skills a plus.
- Possess a leadership style that is consistent with peer-to-peer values, which strives to serve others, rather than gain power or take control, and which encourages diversity of thought, creates a culture of trust, has an unselfish mindset, and fosters leadership in others.
- Calm and approachable, including when under pressure.
- Respectful of and compassionate toward other people’s thoughts, behaviors, ideas and needs.
- Self-aware and able to take responsibility for own mistakes, successes, weaknesses, and strengths, as well as being able and willing to seek support when needed.
- Optimistic and confident in approach and outlook.
- Curious about and open to all perspectives, with a focus toward keeping up to date with information about peer support and developments in the broader movement.
Instructions on how to apply:
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