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The Peer Recovery Specialist uses their own unique, life-altering experience to build rapport and to guide and support individuals who are in mental health or substance use crisis. Responsible for providing peer-to-peer support to individuals participating in residential treatment services by helping individuals engage in the process of change. Position involves meeting face-to-face with individuals who are seeking support with mental health and/or substance use related concerns. Position involves answering the line providing resources, de-escalation, group facilitation, and vocational education coordination. The Peer Recovery Specialist can provide a range of support from emotional support to full scale crisis de-escalation. This position is responsible for providing supportive services to help individuals regain a sense of safety, return to their normal level of functioning, and learn communication skills. Peer Recovery Specialist is responsible for providing excellent service to Jude House patients by applying the equivalent of reflective listening and motivational interviewing skills. This position has the special training and skills to interact with our unique patient base, to understand patient’s ‘unique circumstances and needs, render immediate emotional support, and to advocate for them with the clinical team. The Peer Recovery Specialist is patient, knowledgeable, empathetic, and helpful.
The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for the facilitation of vocational education enrollment and monitoring . We request that they have the willingness and ability to transport patients to local recovery meetings, employment opportunities and other outings.
Peers facilitate some groups within the scope of their expertise. In addition we provide emotional and recovery based support to patients and their families as they go through our program.
Other duties include
- Maintains patient records and documentation in appropriate files and databases. ..
• Completes thorough documentation for all services rendered. Documentation must be at 100% completion rate and be input in the electronic system upon completion of session.
• Respect each patient’s privacy rights under HIPAA and other applicable laws and regulations during the provision of services. .
• Arrives for shift on time and properly attired.
• Completes weekly reports of patient encounters and services.
• Attends weekly supervision.
• Acts as a liaison between the patient and their counselor as needed.
• Completes ongoing training as recommended by Peer Supervision
CPRS Certification is required however we will consider those in process of certification and within 3-6 months of credential.
must have a valid drivers license and a minimum of HS/GED