Close Date: Until Filled
Salary: $15.03 - $23.64 Hourly
The Clinical Wellness Advocate will support clients to identify strengths and skills to aid in achieving goals of recovery. They will assist clients and families in working with a treatment team while advocating and addressing the gaps in treatment from a client’s perspective. The Clinical Wellness Advocate provides peer support, information, referrals and mentoring to clients and their families receiving mental health services. They will provide additional support and outreach to new and existing clients while functioning as a role model of recovery. The Clinical Wellness Advocate should be able to share and articulate their own personal lived experience and recovery of mental illness. They may transport clients as necessary or as assigned. They will assist clients in completing forms and track client’s activities through billable or non-billable documentation.
REQUIRED: Must have a California Driver’s License; must be a team player, have great customer service skills, have lots of patience and flexibility.
Clinical Wellness Advocate I: Equivalent to a high school diploma and lived experience and/or substance abuse. “Lived experience” is defined as having been involved, either directly or indirectly, with mental health care services.
Clinical Wellness Advocate II: Associate’s degree and at least two years of experience as Clinical Wellness Advocate in a Mental Health community setting or five plus years working as a Peer Support/Community Worker.
Clinical Wellness Advocate III: Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in a Mental Health community setting or seven plus years working as a Peer Support/Community Worker. In addition to Clinical Wellness Advocate II duties will have some leadership role to coordinate and/or oversee other Clinical Wellness Advocate staff.
PREFERRED: 5-7 years experience; knowledge of basic needs and problems of mental health clients, as well as community resources. Computer skills in Microsoft Word is a plus. Electronic Health Records and/or Welligent experience is desired. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
Benefits:CalPERS pension), training, and support. 10 Paid Holidays 2 Floating Holidays Paid Vacation 2 weeks sick leave Company pays 80% of Medical Insurance for individual and family Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Company paid life insurance EAP May qualify for loan forgiveness Access to 457b Paid time off for CME.