Job Postings for Peer Supporters
Provides support and works collaboratively with a team to address barriers to accessing health care, housing and social services for Partnership Health Center (PHC) patients. This position will work on the Community Care Team. It is focused on working with individuals who are unhoused to prepare them for housing, connect them with housing and assist them with maintaining their housing.
Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, the Peer Specialist teaches, supports and monitors empowerment, self determination, decision making and individualized service delivery to persons served. The Peer Specialist is a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. The Peer Specialist promotes a team culture in which the team recognizes, understands and respects individual preferences and points of view and insures that they are integrated into the treatment, rehabilitation and community self help activities. Peer Specialist assists individuals in a variety of ways, including problem solving, mediation, brief respite, community stabilization and relapse prevention. The Peer Specialist provides emotional support to participants to assist their maintenance in the least restrictive setting and to enhance self-sufficiency skills. The Peer Specialist provides transportation related to outings and resource connection. The Peer Specialist communicates emotional and behavioral observations to the treatment team and completes record keeping functions. Caseload and/or billing expectations and requirements must be met on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.
A Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist provides flexible, community-based peer support services that are designed to promote the recovery, empowerment and community integration of individuals who have severe behavioral health challenges. This is a 0.5 – .8 (20 – 32 hours per week) FTE position working alongside law enforcement and other community partners with mobile crisis response providing Peer Support services during mental health emergencies and crisis intervention. This position is also providing prevention efforts through relationship building and follow up care for individuals at risk of mental health crisis. The goal of this position is to provide appropriate care for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, that diverts individuals from the Montana State Hospital, jail or emergency department and instead de-escalates and stabilizes individuals in the community whenever possible and in the least restrictive and most supportive environment possible.
The PACT Peer Specialist uses their personal recovery experience as a tool to both support individuals receiving services from the team in all aspects of their recovery and support the PACT team in working with program participants from strengths-based perspective. Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to validate clients’ experiences and provide guidance and encouragement to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery on an individual and group basis. Provide practical help and supports, mentoring, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living including medical and dental health care, legal and advocacy services, financial supports such as entitlements, housing subsidies, money-management services, and transportation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Peer Supporter must maintain long-term stable recovery
- Peer Supporter must be willing to publicly self-identify as being in recovery from a mental health,
substance use and or addiction disorder.
- Peer Supporter must be willing to share his or her own story of recovery.
- Peer Supporter must be able to obtain and maintain State Certification and/or licensing requirements.
Daily operations for The Grace House will be conducted by Peer Support Team Member with Hope Rescue Mission. Peer Support Staff will be there to provide oversight, assistance and reassurance to participants of Grace House, relating as a sister in Christ, maintaining a safe atmosphere within the Shelter structure, while speaking truthfully with love.
Responsibilities and Expectations: The Peer Support Team Member is expected to maintain a consistent presence at The Grace House, being willing and available to provide godly, honest, and kind support to center participants, focusing on both goal progression and relational growth.
TSOS BHPSS is responsible for providing comprehensive, confidential, and professional support to guests of the TSOS, and must be a team player capable of assisting the TSOS Site Director and other staff in duties, as required by the Site Director. Professionally handle sensitive issues. TSOS BHPSS must comply with the Values of Hope Rescue Mission and work within the Mission Statement of Hope Rescue Mission and BHPSS code of ethics.
Peer support specialists roles include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, supporting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist’s own recovery experience, supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services, and developing and implementing recovery plans
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center in Miles City, Montana is seeking a full time MACT Certified Peer Support Specialist. The Peer Specialist is a member of a multidisciplinary team and is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. Because of life experience with mental illness and mental health services, the Peer Specialist provides expertise that professional training cannot replicate. Peer Specialists are fully integrated team members who provide highly individualized services in the community and promote client self-determination and decision making. The Peer Specialist is responsible for the delivery of Peer Support services in an outpatient and community-based setting for adults with severe mental illness. The Peer Specialist embraces, develops, and implements recovery-based principles with consumers, staff, EMCMHC, and the community. Acts as a positive role model through good work ethic, fairness, flexibility, and commitment to appropriate and direct communications; demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for EMCMHC’s mission and vision. Salary: $14-$16/hr.
Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help consumers to develop a personal recovery plan and identify opportunities to provide support as clients work to achieve their recovery goals. Promotes client self-determination and decision-making. Coaches and supports clients who are developing the necessary skills for integration into the community. Advocates for clients working in recovery that are developing life skills and building confidence to attain goals. Interacts with referral contacts within the community. Links clients to resources identified within the wellness recovery plan. Models competency in recovery and maintaining ongoing wellness. Monitors and supports client through peer support and reports progress or concerns to the treatment team. May participate with Crisis Response Team calls.
Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help clients develop a personal recovery plan and identify opportunities to provide support as clients work to achieve their recovery goals. Promotes client self-determination and decision-making. Models competency in recovery and maintaining ongoing wellness. Monitors and supports client through regular visits and reports progress or concerns to the treatment team. Helps clients set and achieve meaningful goals in the areas of behavioral health recovery, education, daily living skills, substance use, relationships, productivity, and leisure. Links clients to resources identified within the wellness recovery plan. Works with other members of the treatment team to develop an effective support system for the consumer. Performs medication delivery, works rotating weekday and weekends and must pass medication test.
The Peer Specialist is an active member of the Emergency Department Crisis Team and provides peer support services to patients in a behavioral health crisis. Under supervision, provides consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. Is or has been a recipient of behavioral health services mental illness and/or substance abuse treatment. Acts as a positive role model through good work ethic, fairness, flexibility and commitment to appropriate and direct communication, demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for Bozeman Health’s mission and vision, and embraces, develops, and implements recovery-based principles with consumers, peers, and the community.
The Peer Support Specialist will through sharing their own experiences guide others through the recovery journey using mentoring, coaching, and partnering with community resources.
The Recovery Support Specialist team will cover the hours of 5pm – 7 am. Currently we are looking for a Part Time position that will work Fridays from 6am – 8pm, and Sundays from 5 pm – 12am, which is around 21 weekly hours. This position may cover shifts, and as our company grows, we expect this to become a full time position.
General responsibilities include being a support for counselors and instructors during the evening. Performing duties such as supervision of clients and ensuring adherence to policy and behavior guidelines.