Peer Specialist

 

POSITION SUMMARY
Peer Specialists serve as part of the treatment team and provide peer support services to clients on an individual basis and in peer led groups. Peer Specialists provide services in an office setting, in homes, and in the community.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
• Works with the treatment team to enhance support for clients by functioning as a peer role model
• Exhibits competency in their personal recovery and use of coping skills
• Works with client to draft wellness and recovery plans
• Co-facilitates psycho-educational groups, and facilitates wellness groups, skill building sessions, and other activities that support and strengthen client’s recovery
• Coordinates client’s access to community resources
• Supports and teaches clients to advocate for services
• Assists by arranging transportation to community resources, and transports clients when directed by supervisor
• Participates in meeting and in-services
• Participates in supervision sessions.
• Performs other job duties as assigned
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
• 1-2 years personal experience with mental illness and/or substance use disorder with demonstrated competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills
• Successful completion of the Peer Specialist Training program (or willingness and ability to complete such training) and ability/willingness to complete additional training as needed
• Ability to interact sensitively and effectively with people of different cultures, backgrounds and with people with degraded levels of functioning.
• Basic computer literacy skills
• Ability to obtain and retain a Driver’s License
• Ability to work as a team member
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Has an established WRAP Plan, APPR, or equivalent recovery plan