Peer Support Specialist I
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.
  • Assists members at the center with operating shower and laundry facilities as needed.
  • 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.
  • Provides instruction in activities of daily living (nutrition, meal planning, shopping, and meal preparation; budgeting; home cleaning and organization; personal grooming and laundry).
  • Advocates for members, as needed, to ensure delivery of necessary services.
  • 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.
  • Completes documentation for behavioral health record in accordance with agency and funding source requirements.
  • Supports Peer Recovery Support Specialists and Peer Navigators by preparing group materials, organizing curriculum, tracking member outreach attempts, and documenting interactions with members during groups.
  • Shadows PRSS staff to learn the functions of a peer in a recovery center.
  • Aids peer staff during openings and closing of the center, as well as during lunch.
  • 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.


Requirements
  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School/GED and
  • Graduation from Peer Support certification.
  • 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 work ethic and willingness to learn new skills.
  • 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