Position Summary: Work as part of an interdisciplinary team for clients who require community based services. Use own life experience to engage individuals in crisis, assist individual with engaging in services and supports, and development of an individualized recovery plan. Play an advocacy role, provide transportation, and promote self-care, illness self-management, and wellness and recovery. Includes documentation and team meeting participation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Daily responsibilities include the ability to work as part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary team that utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help individuals with co-occurring, severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders work towards their treatment goals. This position requires a desire to provide peer support services in the community as this position does require regular home visits and outreach.
Additional responsibilities include:
- Use own life experience to engage individuals in crisis, assist individual with engaging in services and supports, and development of an individualized recovery plan
- Play an advocacy role, provide transportation, and promote self-care, illness self-management, and wellness and recovery.
- Includes documentation and team meeting participation
- Position requires a high level of professionalism and ethical behaviors. Must be sensitive to diverse cultures and languages and foster the team work ethic
- Communicate effectively with peers, managers and support staff.
- Maintain all documentation that is required in a complete and timely manner and comply with all HIPAA requirements.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must have organizational, written and verbal skills.
- Basic computer experience.
- Successful candidates will be organized self-starters who enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: Must possess a current, valid driver’s license, vehicle, and automobile insurance in the minimum amounts required by the agency.
Education: Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED required.
Experience: Experience working as a peer specialist in a mental health center setting and/or substance misuse services highly recommended.
Licensure/Certification: Must be certified as a Peer Specialist or Recovery Coach, and eligible for CRSW and Intentional Peer Support certificates.