The responsibility of the Peer Support Specialist is to serve as a representative of, and advocate for, youth and their families with behavioral health treatment needs who are youth of the In-Circle, PMHC, and Day Treatment. The Peer support specialist is also responsible for supporting families' emotional well-being with empathy and personal experiences of overcoming challenges to help families have hope.
The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for maintaining communication among families, the community, Child Protective Services and clinic staff. He/She will also provide information to assist and support educational and training initiatives for family members.
The Certified Parent/Caregiver Peer Support Specialist is a biological parent, adoptive parent, or relative caregiver with permanent legal custody who is raising or has raised a child with an emotional, social, behavioral, and /or substance use disability; and whose child has received services from a children/youth mental health provider. The Specialist will provide support and guidance to parents/caregivers in navigating the child serving systems and advocating with them to help their child/youth.
Must possess at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must also be able to successfully complete the Department of Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist trainings and certification exam for certification as a Peer Support Specialist (CPSS). You will be required to make application for certification within the first 30 days of employment. Must have the ability to listen to and problem solve with families individually or in a group setting.
Must have excellent organizational skills, experience in diverse communication styles and the ability to work with teams. Must be dependable. Must have a positive attitude.
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The voice of our children and families always comes first
We take great joy in service to others
Our families and our communities deserve our very best
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