Integrated Health Home Peer Support Specialist

Unitypoint Health Fort Dodge , IA 50501

Posted 2 months ago


UnityPoint Health

  • Fort Dodge Berryhill Center

Peer Support Specialist

  • IHH

FTE: 1.0 (Full-time, 40 hours per week)Shift: Monday

  • Friday 8am

  • 5pm


  • Mentor patients who are having difficulty with behavioral health symptoms

  • Welcome new patients into services

  • Help patients overcome barriers to services which include, but are not limited to anxiety, financial deficits, transportation issues, health limitations, etc.

  • Assess patients medical and behavioral health needs

  • Refer patients to community resources

  • Create an integrated health treatment plan with patient engagement

  • Follow up with referral sources to ensure that patients and other providers are following their treatment plan

  • Obtain health information from patients including but not limited to height, weight, waist circumference, allergies, current and previous medications, and smoking

  • Responsible for ensuring that one's caseload is meeting health performance indicators

  • Enter patient health information into computer system

  • Assist patients in completing patient assistance and other public assistance forms

  • Assist patients in completing Integrated Health Home enrollment forms

  • Assist patients in completing health questioners

  • Provide direct services to patients as needed including but not limited to transportation

  • Assist patients in completing quality assurance surveys

  • Respect patient confidentiality and interact with others in a professional manner

  • Be dependable and on time for all scheduled shifts

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Day travel to satellite clinics may be required. Mileage for travel will be paid



  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Have completed or will complete a state sanctioned Peer Support Specialist training no later than 6 months after one's start date

  • Have a current mental health diagnosis

  • A licensed health provider must validate that an IHH Peer Support Specialist is in recovery

  • A valid driver's license and insurance with reliable transportation

  • Computer Skills


  • Experience providing behavioral health services
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Integrated Health Home Peer Support Specialist

Unitypoint Health