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Peer Specialist - EPICC in Columbia, MO at Compass Health Network

Date Posted: 1/14/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $15.00 Hourly

Peer Specialists ignite the spark of hope that recovery is possible while promoting skills for coping with and managing symptoms and encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancement of community living skills.

This Peer Specialist position is a part of the EPICC (Engaging Patients in Care Coordination) outreach team and state initiative in collaboration with the Missouri Hospital Association and other local substance use disorder partner agencies.  EPICC creates access to Medication Assisted Treatment, Recovery Coach peers (aka Peer Support Specialists), and other treatment services for those who present with or recently experienced an opioid- related, stimulant or alcohol overdose. As such, while the hours for this position will primarily be during the weekday, this position does require availability during after hours as part of an on-call rotation within the EPICC team.

CHN team members enjoy a collaborative team environment and competitive benefits. This role is full time, benefits eligible.

Other responsibilities of the Peer Specialist:

• Sharing lived experiences of recovery, sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and modeling successful recovery behaviors
• Helping individuals recognize their capacity for resilience
• Helping individuals to connect with other consumers and with their community at large
• Helping individuals who have mental illnesses and substance use disorders develop a network for information and support
• Assisting individuals to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in their treatment
• Assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery and helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals
• Participates as a member of the treatment team, giving input on client Wellness Plans and treatment team decisions
• Until fully certified, Peer Specialists complete trainings, attend team meetings, shadow IHSs and other PSSs, and, with Supervisory direction, see clients, both in supervised and independent fashion, but do not bill Medicaid for services until full certification is achieved.

 

Job Requirements

High School/GED required

WORK EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

• Must self-identify as a current or former consumer of behavioral health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder services, though the EPICC team will exclusively work with emergency room departments and serve clients with substance use disorders.
• Must be able to pass a background check or request an exception to the findings
• Must complete a state-approved training program, pass a standardized examination, complete certification process within 60 days of hire date, and maintain ongoing certification as a Certified Peer Specialist through the MCB (MO). 
• A valid driver's license and agency established minimum automobile coverage required

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.