City: Saint Louis
The Peer Specialist is responsible for delivery of individual/group services which support recovery from mental illness, substance abuse and physical health needs through training, role modeling and sharing of personal experiences.
Job duties include but are not limited to:
Participate fully as a member of the treatment team
Assertively outreach and engage current clients including those with co-occurring issues into agency treatment services
Work with clients to identify and develop positive role models and support systems from all areas of life (work, church, family, 12 step support groups etc…)
Provides services and assist co-workers, as assigned, in developing and supervising activities that addresses the needs of clients as well as conducting regularly scheduled personal enrichment/health and wellness, social skills building, therapy, educational/vocational and recreational/ leisure time activity groups in the community.
Understands and utilizes the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation model to assist consumers in accessing resources and supports in the community such as the use of Network of Care, creating a Person Centered Plan or developing their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) by identifying strength and resources to aid in recovery.
Understands and utilizes stages of recovery concepts and what helps the client at each stage.
Complete assigned case records and report service activities accurately, comprehensively, and within required standards outlined per agency guidelines
Provide support beyond the normal 40 hours depending on the needs of the team, and caseload as appropriate and approved by supervisor
Complete required training hours as outlined by employee handbook, and maintain any licensure requirements if needed and provide timely documentation to HR Office
Formulate a professional development plan yearly in order to acquire skills needed to be successful in job
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Requirements: Job Qualifications and Requirements:
Former or present consumer of mental health services or a consumer of mental health and substance abuse services.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must have completed or will complete State of Missouri’s Department of Mental Health approved training program and standardized exam and maintain certification.
First Aid, and CPR, and Med Tech certifications.
Chauffer’s license, vehicle, and current insurance.
Able to stand, bend, kneel, lift (20-30 lbs), navigate steps or use appropriate accommodations, drive and be able to sit for hours at a time.
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