Peer Specialist in Lebanon, MO at Compass Health

Date Posted: 9/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Compensation: $13.50 Hourly

DEPARTMENT: CPRC Adult

REPORTS TO: CPRC Supervisor

POSITION PURPOSE

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC

• 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
• Other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – COMPANY WIDE

• Regularly attends work except for approved absences
• Attends all training as required
• Maintain professional, “champion” behavior
• Provides quality customer service
• Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
• Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
• Team oriented and values diversity

WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK

Operating vehicles or machinery

 

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION

High School/GED required

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Must self identify as a present or former primary consumer of mental health or substance abuse services
• Must be at least 21 years of age
• 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 must maintain ongoing certification as a Certified Peer Specialist through the MSAPCB