Job: PT Peer Recovery Specialist I with Hampton-Newport News CSB
PT Peer Recovery Specialist I
Hampton- Newport News CSB
REQ NUMBER BEH-18-00020
Peer Recovery Specialist I provides peer support; serves as a consumer advocate; carries out support functions. The Peer Recovery Specialist may assist individuals with basic physical, financial, social, personal, and recovery needs. Services carried out by the Peer Recovery Specialist I include monitoring, advocacy, daily living support, and similar functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA’S):
- Ability to provide peer support from the perspective of a person who has received mental health services.
- Skills in establishing supportive trusting relationships with persons with mental illness and respect for their rights and personal preferences.
- Ability to interact in a professional manner with program participants, peers, and collateral agencies required.
- Good oral and written communication skills required.
- Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace.
- Ability to work and participate as a member of a team.
- Good listening skills.
- Ability to acquire the skills to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support individuals in self-directed recovery.
- Ability and commitment to work on personal recovery.
- Ability to function calmly in a stressful situation.
- Ability to acknowledge personal strengths and limitations.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CLASS:
- Assist individuals in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, as well as means of locating and joining existing groups.
- Develop the ability to utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Advance Directive to assist individuals in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plans.
- Under the guidance of treatment team members, utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.
- Share common problems in daily living and methods employed to manage and cope with these problems.
- As one who has availed themselves to mental health services, the PRS will share their own experiences and what skills, strengths, supports and resources they use.
- Share their own recovery story.
- Model how to identify and combat negative self-talk.
- Support individuals’ vocational choices and assist them in choosing a job that matches their strengths, overcoming job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, and providing interview tips.
- Assist individuals in building social skills in the community.
- Safeguard the confidentiality of individuals and records pertaining to individuals.
- Complete agency documentation as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Participate in team meetings and provide peer perspective.
- Provide social role model for individuals in interaction with other team members and individuals.
- Maintain appropriate and consistent interpersonal boundaries with individuals.
- Assist Individuals with activities of daily living.
- Transports individuals as necessary.
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