Job Description

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is a large and growing, non-profit community-based provider of behavioral health services with locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Pinal, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. We are a well-established voice in the community with more than 115 sites, over one thousand employees, and 40 years’ experience.

We are hiring a High Needs Survivor Mentor and/or Advocate (Sex Trafficking) to join our High Needs team at our Metro Outpatient Clinic. 

Other than a life changing career, what is in it for you? 

  • What is your dream vacation? You accrue up to 3.3 weeks of PTO your first year of employment, gives you plenty of time to plan your vacation, plus we offer 10 paid holidays!
  • We will help you save for retirement – 40% company match up to a 10% deferral into your SB&H retirement account!
  • Career Development – Benefit from our culture of internal promotion!                    
  • We help you with your higher education goals – Reduce your tuition cost with our tuition reimbursement program & discount degree programs!
  • Benefits with you in mind - 3 Medical Plan options, 3 Dental Plan options and SO much more! 

Job Preview At A Glance:

This position will assist to increase community living skills of persons in services and participation in day activities as well as community support in maintaining healthy living / personal recovery and provide transportation for consumers to attend appointments, and other outings that meet program requirements. Focuses on the recovery as it relates to their unique treatment goals of individuals who have survived human and/or sex trafficking.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists designated clinical personnel in completing specified clinical/support activities
  • Accompany survivors to necessary meetings and/or appointments (court, law enforcement interviews)
  • Perform outreach and education about sex trafficking internally and within the community as necessary.
  • Assist in advocacy efforts on behalf of persons served
  • Facilitates group activities for persons in services per site-specific instructions
  • Provides mentoring/support to individuals/families in services in coordination with clinical services.
  • Acts as a liaison between clinical staff members and individuals/families in services.
  • Provides skills training in individual and group settings, including home-based settings,
  • Assists in accessing community resources and case management activities, including referral, outreach and follow-up contact.
  • Provides education and support to family members.
  • Assist persons in services with community integration and wellness planning/maintenance.
  • Plans and organizes activities within the outpatient clinic structure.
  • Participates in clinical staff meetings.
  • Completes daily paperwork requirements, including assigned clinical record documentation.
  • Document clinical progress in approved agency format.
  • Assists in crisis intervention efforts as directed by supervisor.
  • Participates in at least weekly clinical overnight in accordance with ADHS requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement consists of a 21-year age
  • A High School Diploma/GED and four years of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting; OR
  • An Associate’s degree and two years of relevant experience in a behavioral health setting; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree (related or non-related) in the behavioral health field plus one year of relevant experience in behavioral health.
  • Personal or professional experience with children and/or adult victims of sex trafficking and child abuse and neglect.
  • Prior experience as a recipient of Behavioral Health services required.
  • Prior experience working with individuals who have survived human and/or sex trafficking required.
  • A peer support certificate or successful completion of a qualified Peer Support Training within 90 days of hire is required.
  • Must be eligible and/or have a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card through the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
  • Required to maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and pass motor vehicle screening for insurance purposes in order to transport clients.

Preferred:   

  • Experience with substance abuse, seriously mentally ill, and/or general mental health. 

SB&H Mission & Values: To gain a stronger understanding of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services mission, values and services please review our website, www.sbhservices.org.

  • Mission: Delivering Compassionate Care to Enhance Lives and Improve Communities
  • Values: Compassion, Integrity, Quality, Empowerment, Innovation and Trust

SB&H is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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