Peer Clubhouse Coordinator

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $33,446.40 - $43,576.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Peer Clubhouse Coordinator

(Mental Health Worker I)

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization

This recruitment is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time without further notice.

This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future vacancies within the Health Care Agency. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange.

The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven (7) service areas - Finance and Administrative, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Medical Health Services, Office of Care Coordination, Public Health and Strategy and Special Projects is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

Behavioral Health Services provides a culturally competent and client-centered system of behavioral health services for all eligible county residents in need of treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse and mental health care.
Click here for more information on Behavioral Health Services.

Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health (AOABH) provides outpatient, recovery oriented, behavioral health services which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation. Outpatient Mental Health Clinic services include assessment, evaluation, individual and group therapy, substance use disorder treatment, medication support, rehabilitation, linkage and consultation, placement, plan development, crisis intervention and specialized residential services.
Click here for more information on AOABH.

HCA's Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health (AOABH) serves transitional-age youth, adults and older adults experiencing serious behavioral health conditions. AOABH provides services in a broad range of settings including at the clinics, at home and in the community. The Mental Health Worker I will serve the role of a Peer Clubhouse Coordinator in the AOABH Clubhouses located at the Outpatient Mental Health Clinics. AOABH provides peer run clubhouses at the Anaheim, Santa Ana, Aliso Viejo, and Westminster clinic locations. These clubhouses are client driven with active participation of clients in the services offered by the clubhouse program for each program site. Clubhouses provide a welcoming, engaging environment for people with mental illness or co-occurring disorders to engage in social and recreational activities, as well as co-occurring substance abuse groups, self-help and education groups, community meetings, games, and wellness education. Clubhouse clients are also taken on group outings to places of interest in the community. This Peer Clubhouse Coordinator will be the leader of the clubhouse and coordinate these activities and groups.

The ideal candidate will have at least one (1) year or more of lived experience with a mental health challenge or illness, accompanied by the experience of recovery (either personally or through supporting a loved one), and be willing to self-identify and share their experiences with recovery to assist other clients with their recovery journeys.

Bilingual skills in the following languages are highly desirable: Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Mandarin, or Farsi. The candidates selected for these positions must also possess a valid driver's license as they will need to be able to drive to various sites in the community to provide services and attend appointments with clients.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess knowledge and/or experience in the following competencies:

Technical Knowledge | Technical Experience
  • Planning and facilitating meaningful social and recreational activities and projects involving clients, maximizing their skills, talents, engagement, and leadership
  • Working with clients on life skills (e.g., self-care, budgeting, nutrition, hygiene, managing stress, accessing and sustaining housing, obtaining transportation assistance)
  • Coordinating services with various community resources, including assisting with paperwork needed to access resources
  • Collecting and tracking data on intervention activities and participant information
  • Understanding of recovery and peer support practice within the context of behavioral health
  • Ability to promote knowledge of personal recovery when appropriate, to help educate clients and team members in recovery principles; modeling skills for and providing consultation to team members
  • Facilitating and co-facilitating wellness and recovery skills groups to target population
  • Attending trainings to increase knowledge and staff capacity about resources, services, and how to engage the target population
Interpersonal Skills | Relationship Building
  • Establishing meaningful relationships with clients and creating a safe and welcoming space
  • Maintaining frequent contact with clients to develop trust with the target population
  • Ability to act as role model for clients and recognize the value of every individual's recovery experience
  • Attending collaborative meetings with other service providers and team members to communicate, represent, and advocate the clients' perspective, share information, discuss best practices, and case conference
  • Providing assistance and guidance to clients, removing barriers to access resources and help develop and assess vocational, educational, and other personal goals
  • Coordinating activities with other clubhouses, visiting other clubhouses, and collaborating with other Clubhouse Coordinators as needed
Oral/Written Communication Skills
  • Using a computer to complete program forms, prepare reports, log data, and track referrals and linkages
  • Communicating issues effectively while building relationships with participants and referral sources
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely in person and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of clients, records, and information

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Mental Health Worker I classification as well as the physical and mental requirements and the environmental and working conditions.


Physical Requirements
Vision sufficient to read standard text, read a computer monitor and to drive; speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person, over the telephone and in small groups; independent body mobility to stand, sit, walk, stoop, and bend to access a standard office environment; manual dexterity to use hands, arms and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard, to write and occasionally drive a vehicle.

Environmental Conditions
Will be required to interact with clients/patients in emotional and occasionally hostile situations; work in an office environment and/or a secure facility; occasionally drive to community sites and to meetings; occasionally work evenings/weekends to attend meetings/special events.

Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all application materials to identify qualified applicants. After screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Application Screening| Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)
An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all application materials for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. The most successful candidates will be placed on an eligible list.

Note: The information you provide will be used as a scoring device, so please be descriptive
in your response. "See Resume" is not a qualifying response and will not be scored in lieu of the required information.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

Eligible List
Once the assessment process has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.
Please see below for important information regarding COVID 19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with any State or County Public Health Orders which may apply as follows:
  • Workers who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, may be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, may be required to provide proof of vaccination . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted worker will be required to mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Order. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Gazala Yerunkar at (714) 834-5292 or .

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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