Job Description

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services is seeking a High Needs Survivor Mentor to join our High Needs team at our Metro Outpatient Clinic. 

As a peer mentor, candidates must have lived personal experience and professional experience in recovery of sex trafficking, sexual abuse or assault, and/or domestic violence, for which you have sought assistance, and have experienced long-term, sustainable recovery to share.

Ideal Candidate

Do you have lived personal experience with domestic violence or sex trafficking? If so our High Needs Survivor Mentor position may interest you.

This position will work primarily in the community and transport the members we serve, as needed. 

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to empower others, provide education and support to members and their family members. Additionally must be able to work independently, have strong interpersonal and problem solving skills, and be dependable.

About the Position

This position will assist children and adults in their recovery of sex trafficking, sexual assault or abuse, and domestic violence. Focuses on the recovery as it relates to their unique treatment goals of individuals who have survived human and/or sex trafficking, sexual abuse or assault, and/or domestic violence. 

Duties & 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.
  • Attend conferences and outings as it relates to sex trafficking
  • 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 an effort to promote sustainable growth and insight in victims.
  • 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.
  • Assist persons in services with community integration and wellness planning/maintenance.
  • Plans and organizes activities within the outpatient clinic structure.
  • Completes daily paperwork requirements, including assigned clinical record documentation and document clinical progress in approved agency format.
  • Assists in crisis intervention efforts as directed by supervisor and participate in clinical staff meetings.
  • Participates in at least weekly clinical overnight in accordance with ADHS requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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, sexual assault or abuse, domestic violence and/or 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, sexual assault or abuse and/or domestic violence
  • 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.

Preferred Requirements   

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

Benefits

  • 3.3 weeks of PTO your 1st year of employment, with increased accruals after 2, 5 and 10 years of service!
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Low-cost medical and vision insurance and 100% company paid dental, short term disability, long term disability and life insurance for employees
  • 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 costs with our tuition reimbursement program & discount degree programs!
  • Employee Assistance Program, Health & Wellness and much more!

About SB&H

We are seeking an individual to help us fulfill SB&H’s mission, “Delivering compassionate care to enhance lives and improve communities”. To gain a stronger understanding of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services mission, values and services please review our website, https://www.sbhservices.org/history-mission-milestones

SB&H Values 

  • Compassion: We take an empathetic and caring approach to the well-being of one another through personal connections.
  • Integrity: We do the right thing by being sincere, honest, and keeping our word under any circumstance.
  • Quality: We uphold a standard of excellence that focuses on achieving successful outcomes.
  • Empowerment: We champion self-determination, equity, and inclusivity in an environment where our team and community feel valued.
  • Innovation: We pioneer change by encouraging team involvement and dynamic thinking that implement progressive solutions.
  • Trust: We nurture a culture where each individual can express themselves by building relationships based on respect, reliability, acceptance, and honest communication.

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.

Application Instructions

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