Peer Support Coordinator / Higher Ground Peer Support Center

Frontier Health Mountain City , TN 37683

Posted 1 week ago

SUMMARY:

Peer coordinators work with individuals in services to provide hope, encouragement, support, self-determination, and connection to the community. Peer coordinators plan and implement support and community-based activities for individuals in services and report progress or special problems to the agency supervisor. Transportation of clients using a 15-passenger van required. Peer Coordinators are responsible for all activities organized by their Peer Support Center (PSC). Peer Coordinators must be a person with lived experience who has met the criteria for a diagnosable mental, behavioral, substance abuse or emotional disorder at some point in their adult life.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Education: High School Diploma/GED required.

Licensure: Valid driver's license with "F" endorsement.

Certification: Within one year of hire, must obtain Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) certification from the Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health

Experience: Past/present utilization of mental health services required.

Knowledge/Skills:
Verbal/written communication skills. Computer skills?

EQUIPMENT:

Computer, fax, GPS, copier, 15-passenger van and any other equipment required to perform the functions of the position.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLILITIES:

  • Selects, trains, and evaluates performance of employees.

  • Organizes and schedules employee work activities.

  • Maintains a safe work environment by identifying and correcting potentially unsafe conditions and work practices.

  • Maintains a positive working climate within and across departmental functions

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement goals and objectives established by the agency based on state contracts.

  • Meet regularly with supervisor with current financial report, client attendance, any incidents occurring which may require policy decision, staff performance reports and progress reports.

  • Ensure newsletter is written and distributed.

  • Provide transportation for individuals using services in 15-passenger van.

  • Complete monthly report on center attendance and activities

  • Make recommendations to supervisor for modifications in policies, procedures and programs as needed.

  • Organize and lead peer support activities and groups

  • Share progress and barriers with other staff providers, as applicable.

  • Perform the following fiscal administrative functions

  • Submit requests for maintenance of major and minor problems.

  • Approve all purchases and forward to immediate supervisor.

  • Approve and submit appropriate forms for payroll processing.

  • Prepare and coordinate calendar of activities for the Peer Support Center.

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the Peer Support Center, including fulfilling the same duties of a Peer Counselor when needed.

  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and in-services and individual program planning staffings as needed.

  • All other duties as assigned.

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