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Providence Health & Services Peer Support Specialist in Everett, Washington


Providence is calling a Peer Support Specialist (1.0 FTE, Variable Shift) to work at Clinical Research in Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA.

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The Peer Support Specialist provides flexible, community based peer support services that are designed to promote the recovery, empowerment, and community integration of individuals who have severe behavioral challenges by facilitating opportunities for individuals receiving service to direct their own recovery and advocacy process, by teaching and supporting the acquisition and utilization of skills needed to facilitate the individual's recovery, promoting the knowledge of available service options and choices and the utilization of natural resources in the community, and helping facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth. The Peer Support Specialist will work as part of a study team, including a physician principal investigator, research coordinator and other Peers.

In this position you will:

  • Applies personal experience of recovery and recovery services to complete small projects or conduct a series of tasks with a limited degree of supervision

  • Works with participant to identify, develop, and access supports to increase his/her success in community integration and community inclusion

  • Supports and teaches recovery and recovery tools and models personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness

  • Facilitates the participant's self-review of progress upon each encounter

  • In partnership with each participant assesses their hopes, strengths, accomplishments and challenges in order to achieve his/her stated goals

  • In partnership with each participant develops the recovery plan and his/her support system in order to support him/her in becoming self-sufficient


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED Or equivalent education/experience.

  • Credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist within 3 months of hire; must possess a valid driver's license.

  • Must demonstrate ability to keep boundaries and form appropriate professional relationships with participants.

  • Must demonstrate ability to advocate with participants.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of recovery principles and recovery oriented treatment programs.

  • Must demonstrate consistent behaviors in patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to adhere to a flex schedule which allows for evening and weekend hours as may be required to respond to individual needs.

  • Must posses basic computer skills to perform job duties including desktop computing, email, time management, electronic health records.

  • Must have basic electronic communication and internet skills to gather information required for the program or program participants.

  • Must be able to use new computer systems and/or software functions as they become available.

  • Must meet basic competency skills of the position within 6 months of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years In recovery for a minimum of 2 years

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett in Everett, WA is the state’s most award-winning hospital for medical care; having received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row. Our new state-of-the-art 12 story hospital tower and the implementation of an electronic medical records system will significantly enhance our patient’s experience throughout the continuum of care.

The hospital is located in Snohomish County on the Sound and close to the mountains, so outdoor activities such as snow skiing, kayaking, and golfing are at your doorstep. The communities in Snohomish have all the comforts and appeal of small towns, with historical districts, beautiful homes, interesting boutiques, and unique restaurants, yet the city life of Seattle and Bellevue are just 30 minutes south, while the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, BC lies only 2 hours north.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Behavioral Health

Location: Washington-Everett

Req ID: 323472