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Peer Specialist

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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 behaviorsHelping individuals recognize their capacity for resilienceHelping individuals to connect with other consumers and with their community at largeHelping individuals who have mental illnesses and substance use disorders develop a network for information and supportAssisting individuals to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in their treatmentAssisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery and helping individuals set and achieve recovery goalsParticipates as a member of the treatment team, giving input on client Wellness Plans and treatment team decisionsUntil 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 achievedOther duties as assigned ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/CORE COMPETENCIES - COMPANY WIDE Regularly attends work except for approved absencesAttends all training as requiredMaintain professional, "champion" behaviorProvides quality customer serviceProvides services with a commitment to service excellenceWorks in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellenceTeam oriented and values diversity WORKING CONDITIONS & EXPOSURE RISK Operating vehicles or machinery QUALIFICATION(S): EDUCATION High School/GED required QUALIFICATION(S): WORK EXPERIENCE/TRAINING/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must self-identify as a current or former consumer of behavioral health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder servicesMust be able to pass a background check or request an exception to the findingsMust 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.

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Columbia , Peer Specialist, Other , Columbia, South Carolina

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