Salary: part time hourly (16-24 hours)
This position involves being open about one’s personal experience of mental illness/substance use and the strengths and barriers you experienced in your personal recovery process. Patient mentoring is provided by Peer Specialists within the living units within both high and minimum security buildings. Mentoring and coaching focus in on client strengths and building hope and resilience. Peer Specialists focus on building hope and supporting individual client’s recovery and treatment goals. The client population served at FSH is diverse and includes men and women, often with extensive histories of trauma, substance use, mental illness and/or involvement with the criminal justice system. Individuals with experience as a Peer Specialist or who are a Certified Missouri Peer Specialist are preferred. Individuals considered must have excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to maintain professional boundaries. However, training both within the hospital and to become certified could be sought following employment with the understanding that certification will be required. Individuals must be 21 or older and able to demonstrate a significant length of time in personal recovery. FSH is a Trauma Informed Organization and either lived experience with trauma or training related to trauma will be an asset as well. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Ladonna Beachy, MSW, LCSW- Trauma Informed Care Coordinator at FSH, 600 E. 5th , Fulton, MO 65251 or via email at Ladonna.email@example.com by April 3, 2020.
Requirements: Must demonstrate significant time in personal recovery (mental illness/substance use) and be certified by state of MO or willing to attend training and become certified as MO Peer Specialist and maintain continuing education requirements. Must be willing to share aspects of recovery story with clients in forensic mental health hospital setting with discretion for specific needs of each individual, while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
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