Website Valley Settlement

To apply for this position, please use the link to complete the application on the TriNet platform or send your resume and cover letter to HR@valleysettlement.org. Someone will reach out to you to complete the application process.

Reports to: FFN & Peer Support Manager

Schedule: This is a part-time, up to 25 hours per week, position with all days working in the office or field Monday through Friday. This position requires availability during programming hours from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Times subject to change based on programming needs.

Hourly Range:  $20 – $24 per hour based on qualifications and previous related work experience.

Job Description:

The Alma Peer position is part of the Family Support Team (FST) at Valley Settlement. The Alma Peer will work with participants who are experiencing postpartum depression and conduct one-on-one visits utilizing a method based on Behavioral Activation. Sessions with participants are aimed at supporting them in gathering skills to help cope with emotions. The Alma Peer position is also responsible for recruitment for the program and education of internal and external stakeholders about the Alma program.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Recruitment/Education

  • Provide educational sessions with every individual program in Valley Settlement in order to recruit participants for the Alma Program either on a one-on-one basis or group setting presentation
  • Provide educational sessions with other partner agencies in order to build referral relationships either on a one-on-one bases or group setting presentation
  • Build relationships with other agencies to have supports in place for participants and for other resources participants might need
  • Provide navigation services and referrals to participants enrolled in the Alma Program who might need other mental health services before or after participating in Alma
  • Establish and maintain trusting working relationships with participants in Alma
  • Educate and support Valley Settlement staff on how to talk to participants about mental health.
  • Create tools and content that can be of support to VS staff and other participants. This can be presentations, flyers or activities based on mental health.
  • Participate in community meetings and represent the program at events as needed

Alma

  • Make home visits to participants and conduct 6-10 sessions of behavioral activation training for participants
  • Must be able to travel to meet the participant at her home (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Maintain a maximum case load of five to seven Alma participants at a time
  • Attend weekly training sessions with a contracted mental health professional for ongoing support in conducting participant sessions.Attend weekly meetings with the mental health specialist to assist in screening for the program
  • Attend FST weekly team meetings for further support and training
  • Attend FST weekly check-ins with Manager for program and self-support
  • Maintain confidentiality about participants (NO alma or participant material should leave the office other than for the home visit. Home visit materials must be returned to the office)
  • Work with Valley Settlement team in order to better support Valley Settlement participants and their journey through mental health
  • Maintain confidentiality of participant files, using a system of initials and numbers to ensure anonymity
  • Conduct program evaluation surveys with Alma participants at pre-program, post-program, and 6-months-post program
  • Conduct intakes with participants when needed
  • Prepare folder materials for every participant
  • Make sure files are up to date, make copies, obtain flyers when needed from agencies and scan documents that are needed
  • Maintain organized files for participants and waitlists

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate easily with all staff and participants, demonstrating active listening skills
  • Display empathy and respect to others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to take initiative and be creative
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain calm in stressful situations or when supporting those in crisis
  • Ability to validate families and normalize them
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and willing to learn and grow
  • Ability to navigate community resources and advocate for others
  • Prioritize and schedule work; meet schedules and timelines

  Minimum Requirements:

  • Spanish required; some English preferred
  • Behavioral Activation training (provided by Valley Settlement)
  • Navigator experience or training
  • Knowledge of community served
  • Experience in community work, education, health care, or related field
  • Technology skills: laptop, cell phones, internet/online application systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google documents/spreadsheets; use program database (VS to provide training)
  • Must have reliable transportation and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license

Anti-Discrimination Practices:

Valley Settlement does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. Valley Settlement champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community.

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