Indian Creek Foundation
  • Souderton, PA, USA
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Fee for Service


Overview

A peer support specialist is one who assists clients in setting and pursuing their recovery goals, monitoring and quantifying their progress, lending assistance with treatment, and leading by example when it comes to coping strategies that have been helpful in their own recovery.

Education/Training: High school diploma or GED, certified as a Peer Specialist in Pennsylvania, valid driver's license or other mode of transportation for work related activities

Requirements:  Must have a valid driver's license, able to complete and pass criminal background, drug screen, physical, child abuse and FBI clearances.

Skill(s): Understanding of mental health recovery principles and goal planning, ability to follow instructions and document task completion

Experience: Minimum 1-3 years work experience

 

Essential Duties

  • Reports to Peer Support Supervisor. Is a member of the Behavioral Health department.

 

  • Coach consumers of the Peer Support program in following the action steps on their personal goal plan

 

  • Provide peer support, such as through community outings, home visits or phone calls

 

  • Provide support in learning self help and wellness skills, such as how to use public transportation, advocating for oneself, cooking, scheduling appointments, applying for a job and more

 

  • Share personal Recovery experience to assist others in their mental health recovery

 

  • Facilitate, or co-facilitate, recovery oriented support groups

 

  • Participate on the Peer Support advisory committee

 

  • Obtain continuing education to maintain active certification as Peer Specialist

 

  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of services to ensure compliance in service provision with all applicable Medical Assistance regulations

 

  • Work well with, and collaborate with, the behavioral health department and each consumer's Person Centered Planning support team

Other Duties  

  1. Assist the supervisor with various administrative tasks to support department operations as directed; may also be assigned special projects.
  2. Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.
  3. Meet on-going training requirements

Job Location

Field based

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