Peer Support Specialist- Bilingual Spanish
Description

Summary

Promotes a recovery based approach to member care that emphasizes hope, respect, self-direction and empowerment by providing peer support, personal assistance, education on community resources and other supportive services, to aid in members’ recovery from mental illness and/or addiction disorders. Guidance and direction is provided by the Program Coordinator, Program Director and the Chief Clinical Officer.


Essential Duties

• Relates own recovery process in a positive and supportive manner through coaching, role modeling and mentoring in order to establish or strengthen member’s recovery.

• Assist members in articulating personal goals for recovery and works with the member and their treatment team to determine the steps needed to achieve these goals.

• Provide support and rehabilitative services to achieve members’ goals through the use of one-to-one and group sessions on site and in the members’ residences.

• Works with member to navigate and use community resources in an effective manner.

• Transports members to and from appointments using an agency vehicle, as appropriate.

• Ensures safety of member’s living environment (personal safety, food supply, utilities and appliances working, adequacy of furnishings, and lack of fire hazards).

• Provides instruction in activities of daily living (nutrition, meal planning, shopping, and meal preparation; budgeting; home cleaning and organization; personal grooming and laundry).

• Provides information on service options at RBHA direct contracted agencies and fulfills referral requirements when indicated.

• Communicates with clinical team regarding members’ level of independent functioning and current levels of support provided.

• Coordinates with Health Home and crisis system as needed to ensure effective service delivery.

• Advocates for members, as needed, to ensure delivery of necessary services.

• Completes documentation for behavioral health record in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.



Requirements

• At least 21 years of age

• High School/GED + 2 years’ behavioral health experience, or Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a behavioral health field

• Graduation from Peer Support training, required within one year of employment

• Must have first- hand knowledge of a behavioral health condition or substance abuse issue, having received treatment or medication personally OR identify as a family member of someone in recovery

• Demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills

• Ability to implement organization-wide activities (setting objectives, developing strategies, developing policies and procedures for programming, and organizing the functions necessary to accomplish the activities)

• Valid Arizona Driver’s license, Driver’s license is an essential requirement for performing duties for this position with a Clean Motor Vehicle Record - no more than 2 moving violations or a license suspension in past 3 years.

• Current 1st Aid and CPR certification

• Proof of TB within the last year