Mental Health Community Support Worker
No one can understand mental health challenges quite like someone who has faced them. Contra Costa Health Services is changing the way our county responds to people in a behavioral health crisis and people with lived experience will make this vision a reality.
A3 is an innovative approach to provide timely and appropriate behavioral health crisis services to anyone, anywhere at anytime in Contra Costa County. A3 team members triage crisis calls, provide field-based mental health crisis intervention and peer support; and connect people in crisis and their families to services.
We Are Hiring People Who:
- Have lived experience – you or a family member are living with a mental health condition or are in recovery from a mental health condition or substance use disorder
- Are familiar with methods of wellness, recovery and resiliency in mental health and substance use
- Have experience working and interacting with people from diverse cultural and linguistic groups
- Are a graduate of SPIRIT, NAMI Basics or Family-to-Family, Alameda County BestNOW! or Community Action Marin Mental Health Peer Education Program
A Few Reasons You Might Love This Work:
- You will be a powerful support for people on the path to recovery and their loved ones
- You will be able to give people in crisis and their loved ones hope by sharing your experience
A Few Challenges You Might Face in This Work:
- Mental health crisis intervention can be intense and taking care of yourself and managing stress are essential
If you are interested in applying for the Mental Health Community Support Worker position, please send your resume to PeerVocationalServices@cchealth.org
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
IT IS THE POLICY OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY TO CONSIDER ALL APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION (INCLUDING RELIGIOUS DRESS AND GROOMING PRACTICES), SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH, BREASTFEEDING, AND RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS), NATIONAL ORIGIN (INCLUDING LANGUAGE RESTRICTIONS), ETHNICITY, AGE (OVER 40), DISABILITY (INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITIES, HIV, AND AIDS), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, MARITAL STATUS, ANCESTRY, MEDICAL CONDITION (INCLUDING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, CANCER, AND A RECORD OR HISTORY OF CANCER), GENETIC INFORMATION, MILITARY OR VETERAN STATUS.