The Peer Specialist helps individuals who have psychiatric disabilities develop a network for information and support. A Peer Specialist can share lived experiences of recovery, share and support the use of recovery tools and model successful recovery behaviors.
Be at least 21 years of age;
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent;
Must self-identify as present and/or former person(s)-served of mental health services;
Must complete a State approved training program and pass a standardized examination.
Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health.
Core Job Duties
Provides individual assistance to person(s)-served in assessing mental health services including accompanying person(s)-served to appointments to address medical or other health needs.
Acts as liaison/advocate between person(s)-served and community resources.
Training, coaching and supporting in daily living skills, including keeping a budget, paying bills and maintaining an independent residence.
Accompanying person(s)-served to activities in the community, if appropriate.
Following-up with person(s)-served regarding appointment, completion of forms, returning forms or receipts and other similar activities.
Maintains and improve professional competencies through in-service training and other educational responsibilities---especially related to co-occurring.
Development of self-help groups outside the agency.
Helping individuals develop skills and resources that foster success. Progress notes written accurately using the PIRP format and in compliance with the 5-Day Rule (and/or site policy).
Accurate and timely completion of group counseling and group education logs.
Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.
Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
Maintain awareness regarding the agency vision and assist staff in continuing motivation and empowerment.
Consistently complies with supervisory directives as it applies to enforcement of facility policies and procedures with person(s)-served.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Listen to others to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.
Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.
Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.
Maintain confidentiality, at all times, within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.
Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.
Demonstrate initiative and a "can do" attitude.
Other job duties and special projects as assigned.
Core Competencies/Working Knowledge
Trauma Informed Care
Demonstrate corporate "vision" in day-to-day activities
Demonstrate corporate "values" in day-to-day activities (Privacy, Choice, Professionalism, Collaborative, Respect, Ethics, Competency)
Adaptability/Flexibility - open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
Leadership - displays a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction
Initiative - displays a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
Analytical Thinking - analyzes information and uses logic to address work-related issues and problems
Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
Achievement/Effort establish/maintain personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
Innovation - use creativity/alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
Family Counseling Center, Inc.