Peer Support Specialist II
Job Type
Full-time
Description
  • 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.
  • Acts as liaison between the member and the rest of the outpatient team.
  • Provides overall support to the site through member care, front desk support, and kitchen and facilities functions including basic cleaning to ensure a safe, clean environment at the site.
  • Provides support to members with basic living skills such as meal prep, and assistance with shower and laundry facilities as needed.
  • 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 and Health Plan 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.
  • Ensure compliance with and support of Executive directives, Agency contracts and established policies and procedures.
  • Promotes HOPE, Inc. as the premier peer support organization to the behavioral health community and prospective funding sources.
  • Performs other related duties in accordance with agency growth, departments, and changes.
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, and
  • Graduation from Peer Support training, required within one year of employment
  • Must identify as an individual with lived experience with mental health and/or substance use disorder, who has been successful in their recovery for the purpose of guiding others.
  • 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 negative TB test results within the last year
  • Fingerprint Clearance, if required by program.