SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Peer Specialist operates within a team of professionals who deliver services
to consumers of Behavioral Health Services. The Peer Specialist delivers peer
support services with rehabilitation and recovery focus, with a primary goal
of connecting individuals to community based recovery supports consistent
with the treatment/recovery plan. People with personal experience as a
recipient of mental health and/or substance use treatment or of personal
recovery are encouraged to apply. Honesty, respect for diversity, high
personal standards, professional language and behavior reflecting such values
individual's mental health and/or substance use disorder treatment to
participate in diverse, person-centered, self ? directed services and
activities that promote empowerment and robust recovery.
direct contact, outreach, mentoring, systems navigation, community oversight
and crisis support as needed to individuals with mental health and/or
substance use disorders diagnoses.
individuals with finding educational opportunities, employment, social
activities and home health integration of services
towards participant's recovery goals, individually and in groups in various
be cognizant of all relevant employment, educational, housing, entitlement
and social supports in the community and proactively facilitate connection to
these services with participants as needed.
be available to transport consumers to appointments and/or community
resources when needed
individuals to inform about the changes happening to Medicaid.
in collaboration with the other program staff and partners to identify
agencies to conduct outreach
to numerous locations either to engage members or to support the recovery of
individuals we work with; continues with individuals after discharge to
identify and engage with a range of community-based supports;
detailed written record of activities;
trainings as required and assigned by supervisor
- Schedule and assigned
duties are subject to change based on the needs of the program and the
clients we serve.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
knowledge of community resources, including social clubs, and peer support
to identify potential crisis situations and convey this information to a
supervisor in a timely and appropriate manner.
be a current or former recipient of mental health and/or substance use
possess the ability to establish supportive trusting relationships with
persons with mental illness and substance use disorders, and maintain respect
for client rights and personal preferences in treatment.
organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills.