Job postings for Peer Supporters
Peer Supporter must maintain long-term stable recovery; be willing to publicly self-identify as being in recovery from a mental health, substance use and or addiction disorder; be willing to share his or her own story of recovery; be able to obtain and maintain State Certification and/or licensing requirements
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 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, Western 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 Western’s mission and vision.
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center now hiring a Recovery Coach 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
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.
PACT Peer Support Specialist 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. PACT Peer Support Specialist 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 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.
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.