Peer Support Specialist I or II Occasional Part-time
Company: Community Mental Health Services of Livingston Cou
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Under the supervision of a Mental Health Program Director and
Program Coordinator and guidance of the lead clinician, peer
support specialists assist consumers in accessing community
resources, support consumers in developing recovery plans and
provide education on recovery from mental illness and substance
use. Peer support specialists advocate for and enhance acceptance
of individuals with mental illness in the workplace, family and
community. Services are primarily provided with consumers in their
homes and in the community. Peer support specialist must function
well as a part of a team.Duties:Occasional part-time (up to 16
hours/week) position as peer support specialist for adults with
serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Under the guidance of lead clinician, a peer support specialist
shares their own recovery experience and provides supportive
community services such as assisting and teaching a consumer to
obtain housing, employment, medical care, transportation,
recreation, financial benefits and other available entitlements.
Work occurs in office, home and community
settings.Qualifications:Peer Support I and II: High school diploma
required. Experience as a primary consumer in recovery from
substance use or co-occurring disorder required; minimum two year
of solid recovery from all substances required (per new state peer
support training requirements). Valid Michigan driver's license.
Some evening or weekend hours may be required. Peer Support II:
Michigan DHHS training and certification as peer support
specialist. EXPERIENCE: Some knowledge of the substance abuse and
community recovery resources required. Ability to work as part of a
team of professionals required. Ability to enter data efficiently
and accurately into an electronic medical record.
Keywords: Community Mental Health Services of Livingston Cou, Flint , Peer Support Specialist I or II Occasional Part-time, Other , Howell, Michigan
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