Would you like to support other refugees and asylees? Peer support is an important part of adjustment and recovery during, and after resettling.
At AACI, we are committed to providing culturally sensitive, client-centered, and specialized services to over 2,100 survivors of torture and their families through our CST program. Our approach is multidisciplinary, holistic, and strengths-based, encompassing services such as individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychological and medical evaluations for political asylum cases, as well as social and legal support.
As a Peer Partner within the CST program, you will serve as a guiding light for clients as they navigate public support systems and work towards recovery. Your role will involve conducting community outreach and training, acting as a bridge with community partners, and being an ambassador for the CST program within the community. Collaboration is key, and you'll be part of a team that connects clients with other service providers to ensure comprehensive care.
What we can offer you:
Flexibility: Hybrid remote work with a company laptop.
Balanced Workload: Realistic caseload for focused support.
Time Off: 12 Paid Holidays, Floating Holiday, vacation, and sick time.
Health Priority: 95% premium coverage with four Health Plan Options.
Financial Future: 403(b) Retirement Plan with a match.
Language Bonus: Additional pay for bilingual staff.
Wellness: Free access to Headspace mindfulness app.
Loan Forgiveness: Eligibility for State Loan Forgiveness Program.
The Peer Partner provides guidance to engage, support, and assist clients in understanding and navigating public support systems. Responsibilities include conducting outreach and training in the community, acting as liaison with community partners, and representing the CST program in the community. The Peer Partner is part of a collaborative team and will serve as a liaison with other service providers on behalf of clients.
What we can offer you:
Duties and responsibilities
Education & Experience:
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
This job requires you to be in the community, in client’s homes, and other community partner sites. Work is often conducted in an office environment. Basic safety precautions and the use of protective clothing or gear are required. Driving is essential to the function of this job. The job requires travel up to 25% of the time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly sit for extended periods of time; and regularly operate a computer and use manual dexterity for tasks such as keyboarding. The mental demands of the job include regular comprehension, organizing, reading, and writing; frequently engaging in reasoning, decision making, and resilience.
Founded in 1973, AACI is one of the largest community-based organizations advocating for and serving the marginalized and vulnerable ethnic communities in Santa Clara County. Our mission is to strengthen the hope and resilience of our community members by improving their health, mental health and well-being.