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Peer Specialist

Company: Compass Health Network
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Peer Specialists ignite the spark of hope that recovery is possible while promoting skills for coping with and managing symptoms and encouraging the use of natural supports and enhancement of community living skills.
Responsibilities Include:
--- Sharing lived experiences of recovery, sharing and supporting the use of recovery tools and modeling successful recovery behaviors--- Helping individuals recognize their capacity for resilience--- Helping individuals to connect with other consumers and with their community at large--- Helping individuals who have mental illnesses and substance use disorders develop a network for information and support--- Assisting individuals to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in their treatment--- Assisting individuals with identifying strengths and personal resources to aid in their recovery and helping individuals set and achieve recovery goals--- Participates as a member of the treatment team, giving input on client Wellness Plans and treatment team decisions--- Until fully certified, Peer Specialists complete trainings, attend team meetings, shadow IHSs and other PSSs, and, with Supervisory direction, see clients, both in supervised and independent fashion, but do not bill Medicaid for services until full certification is achieved--- Assist client with transportation as clinically indicated; Driving is an essential function of this position
Operating vehicles or machinery

Keywords: Compass Health Network, Columbia , Peer Specialist, Other , Washington, Missouri

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