Peer Support Specialist

Salary: $14.00-$17.00

City: Dittmer

State: MO Missouri

Job Description:

Activities provided by the Peer Specialist emphasize the acquisition, development, and expansion of the rehabilitation skills needed to move forward in substance use or co-occurring recovery. Interventions are built on the unique relationship between the Peer Specialist, the individual served, and his or her family unit.

Duties Defined:

• Be available on an as needed basis to members seeking guidance in their recovery
• Screen/assess for self-harm/risk factors and create safety plans with members as needed, share information with therapist or counselor
• Participate effectively in multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews, demonstrating adequate preparation and understanding of member issues, progress, strengths and weaknesses, areas of resistance, positive and negative strategies, and use good clinical judgment in moving member through treatment levels.
• Develop interventions that will accomplish goals and objectives and state the planned frequency of interventions
• Maintain clinical records according to program policies and those of licensing and accrediting agencies, document the member’s progress accurately as it relates to treatment goals and objectives, ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear and articulate and keep clinical records secure at all times
• Continue treatment planning process throughout member’s stay in treatment, opening new problems and developing or revising treatment plans as necessary
• Conduct educational groups (lectures/videos/discussions) effectively, focus on 12 steps and recovery support
• Address problem behaviors, confront counter-productive behavior appropriately in a manner that elicits respect and bonds with the member while still enforcing program rules and regulations in a firm but fair manner
• Assist members to understand treatment goals and give them a clear picture of where they stand with regard to progress toward recovery as seen by the therapist and the multidisciplinary treatment team
• Understand and apply the program’s clinical philosophy
• Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills
• Provide individual sessions to members at least one (2) times per week
• Provide transportation as needed
• Be effective in finding and linking member with external recovery support resources
• Prepare to maintain recovery post-discharge and help develop a discharge plan that meets member needs for ongoing support
• Assist member in developing transition plan and continue contact with member post discharge to ensure continuity of care


Requirements: Certified as a Peer Support Specialist through the Missouri Credentialing Board, REQUIRED
Valid State of Missouri Driver’s License – Class E, preferred
CPR and First Aid Certified, preferred
CPI Certified, preferred

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Sandy Zoellner