The Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (BTCS) mission is to continuously shape and invest in a system of care valued by our communities, designed to improve the health and independence of the persons we serve. Through federal grant funding awarded by the Veterans Administration (VA), BTCS is providing a suicide prevention program for Veterans and their families. The program will provide community outreach and education, screen individuals for suicide risk, coordinate suicide prevention services and VA benefits, assess emergent needs and coordinate referrals or the allocation of general assistance funds, evaluate symptom improvement of participants, and report program data to the VA and BTCS Executive Leadership Team.
Under the supervision of the Veterans Services Grant Project Manager, the Veteran Peer will participate in community outreach and engagement activities to meet Veterans and their families, as well as meet with Veterans and family members who have engaged with the BTCS intake line, crisis hotline or crisis systems. The Veteran Peer will then screen Veterans and their families for suicide risk, referring them to appropriate services such as case management and VA benefits coordination. The position will work out of locations where Veterans go for support and must work collaboratively with a team of Veteran Peers and Veteran Services Navigators.
Locations: Guadalupe County
Salary: $18.00 – $20.00/hr
Why join our team?
BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.
Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.
Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.
Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.
Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: |
• Must have Texas Driver’s License and maintain approved driving status throughout employment
• Ability to work collaboratively and be part of a multidisciplinary professional team
• Must be a Veteran who has recovered or is recovering from a mental health condition
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Certified as a Peer Specialist by an agency or person authorized by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to certify peers, or is under the supervision of a person who is eligible to supervise peers who are in the process of obtaining certification
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
• Experience with outreach and representing organizations at events preferred
• Experience providing one on one and/or group peer support preferred
• Bilingual in Spanish preferred
|Salary Amount||$37,440 - 41,600/year|
|Closing Date||Open until filled|