Peer Partner - TAY-IST

Job Overview

This is a union position.

AARS Peer Partner position supports people in our community who are most impacted by mental health or substance use limitations and poverty. Peer Partners provide peer support, assistance with linkage to resources, support with orientating clients to intakes/discharges, and coordinate services with our clients. They do this by providing compassionate, integrated care, at a personal and caring level.

The most important characteristic of our team is that we love to support clients at our agency. HealthRIGHT 360/AARS is a place for people to grow and live authentically. Our team has clinical supervisors and a range of clinicians with unique specialties. We have an open mind to new ideas to help empower others and change the world. We value a team who is close knit and contribute towards a supportive work environment.

Key Responsibilities

This job might be for you if:

  • You get a kick out of supporting clients meet those “aha!” moments. You are patient, level headed, and cool under pressure. Supporting others makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
  • You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and can learn quickly. When things change, you can roll with the punches.
  • You communicate clearly. You’re organized. You write well.
  • You are driven. You volunteer to new challenges without being asked. You’re going to take ownership with the time you spend with us.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Lived experience as a client, or someone who coped with mental or substance use limitations.
  • First Aid Certified within 30 days of employment CPR Certified within 30 days of employment.
  • Valid California driver’s license.

Not required but, extra awesome:

  • Ideal candidate will also have extensive experience with substance abuse treatment including certification/registration with a Drug and Alcohol Certification program recognized by DHCS.
  • Knowledge of /Experience with MediCAL documentation standards.

In compliance with the California Department of Public Health's mandate, all employees must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Medical and religious exemptions are available.

Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a competitive benefits package.
City: San Jose, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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