Peer Support Worker (Part-Time)

 

Overview:

The PSW will be a member of the Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ) Project team. They will conduct community outreach, participate in research on food insecurity, and assist with operating Bebashi’ s school-based and community pantries in Port Richmond, Strawberry Mansion and Kensington. The Peer Support Worker must have a deep desire to work with people, as their work can be both rewarding and demanding.

PSWs are highly compassionate individuals who have good communication and interpersonal skills. It is crucial to their role that they be capable of building trust and forming impactful relationships with community residents and service providers. They may also possess first-hand experience that allows them to connect more deeply with community residents and their families.

PSWs love working with people and are interested in helping them access services that will improve the lives of individuals and/or their families.

Desirable Skills:

  • Teamwork – ability to be part of a team, take independent action and work well with others.
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to clearly communicate with and relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Leadership skills – great organizational and motivational leadership is necessary for peer support workers.
  • Writing skills – ability to write referrals and report data associated with their work.
  • Time management – ability to work under pressure and mange time well.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to pass FBI, PA state background, and child abuse clearance checks.
  • Candidates must be outgoing, engaging, and community minded.
  • Must be able to travel to local communities within North and Northwest Philadelphia.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
  • Some flexibility required with scheduling.

Compensation:

Employment will be part-time with a minimum of up to 25 hours per week. Pay will begin at $14.00 per hour.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Tyanie Wilson, Office Manager.

Bebashi –Transition to Hope is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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