Peer Support Specialist

State Of Idaho Caldwell , ID 83605

Posted 1 week ago

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's Division of Behavioral Health is currently seeking a part-time Certified Peer Support Specialist in Region 3, Caldwell. This position will provide support, peer coaching and mentoring in individual and/or group settings. This position requires completion of Peer Support Specialist training and certification in Idaho or ability to obtain certification within one year of appointment and a valid driver's license. The position will be working closely with various clinicians to help ensure client needs are met.

  • This position is for the Mental Health Court Team and is a part-time position with benefits working 26 hours/week.

  • This position requires peer support specialist training and certification in Idaho. Certification as a Peer Support Specialist or eligibility to obtain certification within one year is required; current certification prior to appointment is preferred. For information regarding peer support training and certification, click here.

If you have previously applied for Peer/Recovery Support Specialist and wish to be considered for these vacancies, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. Additionally, applicants will be required to pass a background investigation after a conditional offer of employment. If applicants are not able to pass a background investigation, a waiver process may be available.

  • Provide peer coaching and mentoring in individual and/or group settings

  • Provide recovery, education and support to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and/or substance addictions

  • Provide support services to adult clients in a variety of settings

  • Instruct clients in problem-solving, daily living, self-management, and connecting with community supports

  • Monitor client goals, achievements and agreements; make progress notes

  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings

  • Guide clients in completing documents necessary to implement services; explain applicable laws, policies and procedures to clients

  • Collect client data and provide information and/or arrange for support services such as medical care, legal assistance, housing, employment and other private and public community resources

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements.

  • Certification or eligibility to obtain certification as a Peer Support Specialist, Certified Peer Recovery Coach or Certified Recovery Coach in Idaho. Certification must be obtained within one year of appointment.

  • Valid driver's license

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Peer Support Specialist

State Of Idaho