CERTIFIED PEER COUNSELOR: Compass Health — Application closing 5/30/18


Name of business / employer: Compass Health

Job description / duties

Compass Health is currently looking for a Certified Peer Counselor for our Whatcom County Crisis Intervention & Prevention program. Our new Peer Counselor will provide support services to clients under the supervision of the Program Supervisor. These services include assistance with stabilization, recovery, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and the development and maintenance of community living skills.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Current Peer Counselor Certification required.
  • Experience as a Peer Counselor preferred.
  • Lived experience with a behavioral health diagnosis required.
  • Individuals who do not already hold a license or associate license through the Washington State Department of Health must submit Agency Affiliated Counselor application upon hire and be approved by the DOH.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License including vehicle and appropriate insurance, if applicable.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation and recovery.
  • Knowledge of mental illnesses and chemical dependency, and effective strategies for dealing with its effects.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to partner with consumers and mental health professionals. Must be able to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, solution-focused demeanor when responding to conflicts or problems.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to multitask within a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
  • General computer proficiency, including the ability to utilize electronic medical record systems.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check, which may or may not include an additional search by DSHS.

Person or department to contact: Cynthia Kahler

Business address: 4526 Federal Avenue

Email: cynthia.kahler@compassh.org

Phone: (425) 349-8454

How to apply


If you are interested in this position, please apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=compassh&jobId=171186&lang=en_US&source=CC3