• Peer Specialist

    Job Locations US-CO-Wheat Ridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/26/2018 11:05 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1678
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Peer Specialist
    Subsidiary
    Jefferson Center
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

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    To serve as a mentor for others with mental illness as each person pursues his/her individual Recovery goals.

     

    Our definition of a ‘Peer’ is someone who has been a consumer of mental health services and the ‘Specialist’ refers to one’s ability to translate recovery methods, plans and tactics to our consumers as a coach, promoting consumer engagement in therapy, wellness services, primary care, and substance use services as appropriate; provide self-help recovery services and other peer wellness services in a supportive role

    Responsibilities

    • Teach/mentor consumers on illness management
    • Demonstrates ways to become empowered and self-responsible
    • Supports others in learning how to make good choices for themselves
    • Resource acquisition including assisting consumers with application for benefits, basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, medical, dental care, legal, vocational, psychiatric services, etc.
    • Co-facilitates groups
    • Submit 90% of PTD forms within 3 working days
    • Identify risk factors including lethality and/or decompensation and coordinate appropriate and timely handoff to facilitate intervention by AOP clinical staff or the emergency team
    • Coordinates with internal and external providers to assist consumers in reaching their goals
    • Promotes consumer engagement in therapy with clinical staff
    • Exhibits enthusiasm, respect, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment
    • Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for consumers
    • Provide self-help recovery services (WRAP, Pathways to Recovery)
    • Demonstrates ability to work with consumers with diverse backgrounds
    • Timely response to phone calls, e-mails and other requests.
    • Provides Trauma Informed practices
    • Follows Integrated Care guidelines
    • Participates in team meetings and planned activities.
    • Attends all trainings and supervision sessions as requested by the supervisor.
    • Position reports directly to the Manager of AOP Peer Specialists Program.
    • Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of retraumatization
    • Participate in the Center’s training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery
    • Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care

    Other Duties:

    •Participates in special projects e.g. MHFA, CSR, Recovery Survey, IDDT calls, dispatch, presentations, Recovery Coach, Recovery training for staff, meeting with new board members, etc. as determined by the Manager.

    •Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of retraumatization

    •Participate in the Center’s training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery

    •Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Associate degree or Bachelors degree preferred
    • Knowledge of Recovery-based concepts
    • Strong Communication Skills
    • Strong Organization Skills
    • Demonstration of Personal Resilience
    • Personal History as Consumer of Mental Health Services
    • Current Colorado Driver’s license and DMV Background Clearance to Transport Consumers
    • Basic Computer Skills

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