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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 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/CORE COMPETENCIES - 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 machineryJob Requirements: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 services--- 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.

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

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