Peer Support Specialist

  • Req #: 49268
  • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
  • Lebanon, OR
  • LCH Treatment&Reco-Residential
  • 1.0 (80 hrs/pp) - Evening
  • Start / End Time: 1200 (12:00 noon) - 2100 (9:00 pm)
  • Overtime Rule: 40
  • $17.35 - $25.48
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    • Delivers services in various settings to promote recovery and resilience by using their lived experience of recovery from substance use/abuse and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training. Has experience with substance use treatment and recovery and is willing to share their personal/practical experience, knowledge and first-hand insight to benefit the team and its participants. Personal recovery is well established and provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate.
    • Samaritan Treatment and Recovery Services provide a continuum of substance abuse services to adults and their families. Members of the Samaritan Treatment and Recovery team work in a multi-disciplinary approach, in both residential and outpatient settings providing evidenced, trauma informed treatment.
    • High School diploma or equivalent required.
    • Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) or Peer Support Specialist (PSS) by the State of Oregon required within six (6) months of hire.
    • One (1) of the following required in order to meet the definition of Peer as defined by the State of Oregon Administrative Rule:
      • Self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services.
      • Self-identified person in recovery from a substance abuse disorder, who meet the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs.
      • Family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services.
    • Training and/or experience in community resources, substance abuse disorders and treatment/recovery in Linn County required.
    • Documentation of three (3) years of current, continuous abstinence required in the case of a recovering candidate.
    • Experience and/or training with computer applications preferred.
    • Enrollment in a Human Services Program preferred.
    • LCH Treatment&Reco-Residential:
      • Healthcare Provider Level BLS required within 30 days of hire.
    • Team Building - Ability to work, function and communicate on a multi-disciplinary team. Possess the knowledge and skills to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
    • Community Relations - Ability to communicate to people internal and external to the organization and to represent the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources.
    • Time Management - Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
    • Communication - Effective written and verbal communication skills to perform group presentations, tactfully discuss issues, and listen to and understand complex information/situations. Ability to work with all levels within the organization, facilitate communication, and effectively document related activities.
    • Social Perceptiveness - Ability to work with a diverse population. Basic understanding of differences in caring for and/or communicating with patients and caregivers. Possess personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles, and ages.
    • A comprehensive understanding of substance abuse and its impact on the community and families and the ability to articulate that information to a diverse population.
    • Rarely
      (1 - 10% of the time)

      (11 - 33% of the time)

      (34 - 66% of the time)

      (67 – 100% of the time)



      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0-20 Lbs

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 – 20 Lbs

      LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs

      CARRY 1-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

      CARRY 2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

      SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)

      BEND FORWARD at waist

      CRAWL (hands & knees)



      CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

      SQUAT Repetitive

      ROTATE TRUNK Sitting

      ROTATE TRUNK Standing

      REACH - Upward

      PUSH (0-20 pounds force)

      PULL (0-20 pounds force)




      CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

      REACH - Forward

      MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists


      PINCH Fingers

      GRASP Hand/Fist

      None specified


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