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The Peer Support Specialist is primarily responsible for supporting people to achieve their personal goals while enhancing the development of their natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills. This position utilizes personal experience with mental health or substance abuse issues to assist others in achieving desired outcomes.
Able to establish professional, therapeutic relationship and engage client in their assessment and treatment.
The Peer Support Specialist first and foremost uses their personal experiences to develop meaningful and trusting relationships with patients, acting as a mentor. As someone who successfully managed their own recovery, the Peer Support Specialist provides patients an example of what they can strive for in their recovery.
Coordinate Patient Logistics.
Collaborates with the client/consumer & family of choice to establish a strengths-based, Resilience/Recovery oriented plan of care.
Maintains detailed progress notes of each session using clinical documentation standards for content and technique.
Build Community of patients and staff that is supportive and conducive to patient growth and recovery.
Identify Resources for Patients.
Manges at-risk behavior or potential abuse/neglect/exploitation situations and reports to Clinical Supervisor immediately. Uses community crisis and other resources as needed.
Attends supervision, case consultation, and site meetings with Clinical Supervisor as needed.
Other duties as required.
Education and Experience: High School Diploma/GED
Certification from Mental Health Partnerships/Mental Health Association or Recovery Innovations.
Within the last three (3) years, have either maintained at least 12 months of successful work or volunteer experience, or earned at least 24 credit hours at a college or post-secondary educational institiution.
Self-identified individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services for a serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness.
Completion of the required pre-hire TSS training requirements.