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Position Title: Peer Mentor

Supervisor: SSVF Program Manager

Location: SSVF Hillsborough

Work Schedule: Full Time

SUMMARY: The Peer Mentor provides direct outreach and pre-screening to potential individuals interested in enrolling in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. Qualified candidate must possess a clear understanding of the service delivery system and the resources available for veterans and their families. Individual will provide peer support, mentoring, and coaching to SSVF program participants to help them access and navigate community and veteran resources. This individual will also serve as a quality assurance representative to veteran households accessing SSVF funds and participate as a member of the strengths based Case Management team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Outreach

* Identify locations frequented by potential veteran applicants (including veteran family members)

* Provide direct outreach to veterans and their families in their naturally occurring environments (i.e. home visits and community visits)

* Engage and build rapport with target population

* Provide identification of and pre-screening for eligibility of potential applicants

* Coordinate initial screening and assessment with Case Management team

* Participate in Stand Downs and other VA/community outreach activities

Support

* Provide peer support, mentoring, and coaching to SSVF participants through assistance in navigating and accessing veteran and mainstream resources

* Accompany veterans to appointments, when appropriate

* Provide peer support and mentoring in securing permanent housing

* Assist Case Management team in preparing discharge plans and follow-up contact with SSVF program participants

* Complete paperwork and data reports as requested by the Program Manager including use of HSMIS

Networking

* Attend agency, community, and supervisory meetings, as needed

* Maintain working relationships with community agencies to provide comprehensive services to participants

* Maintain working relationships with veteran serving organizations

* Attend in-service trainings and outside conferences/workshops, as requested by the Program Manager

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/ABILITIES

* This position is specific to an individual with prior military experience. Experience or education with human services, homelessness, and veteran resources is a plus

* Individual will be responsible for attending a peer support training prior to mentoring participants

* Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record

* Basic knowledge of the resources in the community available for the veteran population, especially services and programs offered by the VA

* Have basic knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse

* Ability to form partnerships in the community and seek out community resources

* Strong oral and written communications

* Strong organizational, time management, and data management skills

* Proven ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team

* Ability to multi-task and problem solve under pressure

* Ability to provide positive customer service to difficult populations

* Must be able to comply with complex governmental regulations, policies and procedures and demonstrate thorough document compliance efforts and activities

* Must be proficient with data management and information systems and have basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

 

St. Vincent de Paul South Pinellas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.  EEO/ADA/DFWP Employer.