Job Postings for Peer Supporters
Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist (CBPHSS) encourage, motivate and support patients through sharing their own experiences and assist patients to exercise control over their lives and recovery through mentoring, coaching, and connecting patients with resources. CBPHSS ensures that the needs of the patient from a peer perspective are heard and considered in all decision making processes that would affect their treatment. Assure adherence to state statutes and rules, CARF standards, and federal regulations including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2. Positively represents the organization and promotes Rimrock’s Mission to the community.
The Mental Health Center is currently recruiting for a part – time Peer Support Specialist in our Billings Group Home. The Peer Support Specialist must be a current or previous consumer of mental health services and have first hand knowledge and life experience coping with the symptoms of mental illness, the recovery process and stigmatism associated with mental illness. The Peer Support Specialist provides peer counseling, support and encouragement to clients, acts as a liaison with community resources, assists with rehabilitation and support functions, assists with treatment and assists clients with daily living skills. Peer Support Certification required prior to hiring.
Preferred qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent. Requires effective verbal and written communication skills, flexibility, the ability to manage multiple duties, a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and the ability to develop a supportive relationship while maintaining appropriate boundaries. Position open until filled.
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center now hiring in Custer County
This position is a full time hourly position with flexible days and hours to meet client needs. The candidates should identify as being in long term stable recovery from a mental health, substance use or addiction diagnosis. Previous experience in peer support is not required but the ability to share your recovery story as an inspiration to others is. Extensive training is provided. Good communication and computer skills along with reliable transportation, a clean driving record and the ability to pass a criminal background check are also required. Starts at $12-$15 per hour.
Providence is calling a Peer Support Specialist to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable. In this position you will: Apply personal experience of recovery and recovery services to complete small projects or conduct a series of tasks with a limited degree of supervision; Work with participant to identify, develop, and access supports to increase his/her success in community integration and community inclusion; Support and teach recovery and recovery tools and models personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness …Read full description on the Providence website.
Responsible for delivery of peer support services in a foster care or group home setting for adults with severe to moderate mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. Embrace, develop, and implement recovery based principals with clients, staff, agency, and the community. Peer support specialists must be willing to be open about their recovery status whether it is as a person in recovery or who have lived experiences of mental health and or substance use disorders. Peer Support Specialist must demonstrate sustained and stable recovery for a period of at least 2 years.
Focus of duties is only for the clients at the BHGH. 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. Position is 20 hours a week.
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.
Works within the overall treatment team and plan of care to encourage individuals to communicate about their addiction with family, friends, and others as appropriate as well as to be actively engaged with recovery support services. Assists individuals to better understand their illness and guide them to connect with community services and work environment with a clear understanding of boundaries. Helps individuals identify and recognize abilities, strengths, and resources (both internal and external) and use them to achieve their recovery goals. Communicates with the treatment team and keeps the team apprised of patient status as relates to peer support services.