Peer Support Specialist (New Beginnings, Grants Pass)

Tuesday, Jun 13th 2017

Kairos is seeking a qualified individual to fill the unique role of Peer Support Specialist in our youth residential psychiatric treatment program working with youth ages 11-17 with mental health challenges. Do today's youth relate with YOUR life experiences? Are you full of energy, fresh ideas and relate well with today's youth culture? Want to know that you've made a real difference at the end of each day? If you answered YES!!! and meet the qualifications for this position - apply now! This may be the most meaningful and fulfilling position you have ever had.

Kairos is an innovative agency that values mental wellness and offers plenty of growth opportunities in a career that makes a lasting difference with youth and their families. If you would enjoy a fulfilling, challenging opportunity working as part of a collaborative, caring team - apply now at Kairos!

Kairos offers competitive wages and generous benefit packages including +1 week of paid sick-time, and agency eligible for federal student loan repayment program and generous 401k with employer matching. Additionally, Kairos recognizes staff by providing innovative, dynamic training and internal growth opportunities.
Compensation range for this position:: $12.20-$16.93/hr. DOE

The Peer Support position is a PART-TIME (20 hrs/week) position Tues-Thurs. Work schedule is Tues. 2-8PM, Wedn. 9AM-3PM and Thurs. 12-8pm. Training in advocacy and crisis intervention skills will be provided.

The individual selected for this position must be a young adult that has been a previous consumer of mental health services within the last 10 years as the result of emotional challenges. The candidate must have documented or previous personal and significant experience with mental illness themselves. Must demonstrate evidence of having sustained significant recovery for extended period of time.
Peer Support Specialist will use their past experience to provide peer counseling, support and advocacy for Kairos' clients. This individual must have demonstrated knowledge of mental illnesses, recovery, community resources, support services and referral systems. High school diploma or GED preferred. Proof of current, valid Oregon driver's license required (or if out-of-state will obtain Oregon license within 30 days), comprehensive automobile insurance (if applicable) and a safe driving record (minimum of 3 yrs.) to use company or personal vehicle for required duties.

Kairos is non-profit mental health agency that provides a variety of psychiatric services to children and young adults struggling with trauma and other mental health issues in various locations throughout Oregon for over 39 years. Known state-wide and nationally for innovation, quality, and accountability in its provision of services, Kairos commits itself to continuous learning and grounding of evidence based treatment models and emerging best practices in mental health through partnerships and training opportunities with leaders in the mental health field. Accredited by The Joint Commission since 1984, licensed by the Oregon Health Authority Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight and certified by the Oregon Health Authority Addictions and Mental Health Division.

To apply: Send Kairos employment application available at with resume and cover letter by email to - or fax to (541) 956-5463. Background and Medicaid fraud check, valid driver's license with 3 yrs. min. driving experience with safe driving record required. Apply TODAY to join the Kairos team and attend the next scheduled orientation date!

◊◊◊◊◊ Mission Statement ◊◊◊◊◊
We collaborate with young people, families, and communities to provide intensive mental health services and supports, promote mental wellness, and instill hope.

◊◊◊◊◊ Vision Statement ◊◊◊◊◊
A region of communities that understands and values mental and emotional wellness, in which all youth and their families have appropriate support and care.