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Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach

Company: Centerstone
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

JOB DESCRIPTION: REACH - PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

POSITION SUMMARY: The Peer Specialist is a passionate advocate for clients with substance abuse and mental health issues, who facilitates connections to wrap around services and referrals to organizations to assist with obtaining and maintaining stability. The Peer Specialist has responsibility to carry out rehabilitation services, case management, and support functions for clients. REACH is a community-based program assisting individuals re-entering the community from incarceration at the county jail. The peer assists in treatment under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. If candidate is not a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) upon hire, it is required they achieve their certification within the first year of employment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A substance use and/or mental health consumer with minimum high school diploma. Willingness to work on a comprehensive treatment team where excellent communication, high motivation, self-direction, appropriate boundaries, and willingness to do whatever it takes at all times is needed. Valid Florida Driver's License with good driving record and valid auto insurance is required.

SPECIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and challenges that face clients with substance use and mental health disorders. Building connections with clients and their families as well as connecting them to community supports and ongoing following up on those connections. Flexibility to work a variety of hours, including some evenings to meet the needs of consumers. Preferred qualification, one year experience working with adults/families with mental health disorders and substance use disorders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/JOB DUTIES:

* Create and build connections with clients to facilitate recovery and assist them in meeting their needs in order to become self-sufficient and maintain their recovery.

* Develop therapeutic rapport with clients and demonstrate a recovery-oriented approach.

* Provide case management and outreach services to clients while building program caseload. Assume responsibility for assessing client and family strengths, challenges, and needs.

* Obtain collateral information and collaborate with clients, their families, support systems, outside providers and involved agencies in the community regarding progress in gaining self-sufficiency and promoting recovery.

* Demonstrate knowledge of community resources to link individuals in accessing and learning about related community resources and ancillary services.

* Referrals - Complete, document and follow up on referrals including collateral contacts, discharges, etc. via electronic health record note entry and team communication.

* Caseload- Timely documentation on all services provided, ability to manage participant s appointments and help them overcome barriers to treatment, including providing transportation to necessary appointments (in company vehicle).

* Other Related Duties consultation and participation in treatment team meetings, collaboration with community partners, adherence to departmental and agency policies, procedures and processes, state reporting, etc.

* Maintain or Obtain (within one year) Florida Certified Peer Specialist certification and adhere to all training, ethics and appropriate boundaries noted therein.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position is located primarily in Manatee County but travel to Sarasota or Desoto Counties also may occur. Certified Peer Specialists are required to work in the field in varied environments. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves frequently during work hours. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with clients, family members, Centerstone staff, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc. in a behavioral health, correctional and community settings.

POSITION TYPE, EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK AND TRAVEL: This is a full time, 40 hour position. This position is primarily Mon-Friday business hours, but requires some flexibility in work hours to include evening and weekend hours as needed. Frequent local travel is required.

TIME TYPE:

Full time

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or protected veteran status.

TIME TYPE:Full time

Delivering Care that Changes People's Lives starts with our employees. As a Centerstone employee there are many perks to enjoy. Below are just some of the great benefits you might be eligible for with Centerstone.

* HEALTH & WELLNESS

* Medical Coverage

* Dental Coverage

* Vision Coverage

* Flexible Spending Account

* Health Savings Account

* Short Term Disability

* Long Term Disability - Company Paid

* Wellness Programs - Company Paid

* FINANCIAL WELLBEING

* Competitive Compensation Packages

* Life Insurance - Company Paid

* Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Company Paid

* 403b Retirement Plan with Company Funded Matching

* Retirement and Financial Planning Services

* Employee Discounts including Dell Computers, Verizon Wireless, Liberty Mutual, Costco, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car

* Loan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)

* CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

* At Centerstone training is one of our highest priorities. We provide company paid professional training for various skills, certifications, and continuing education

* Opportunities for growth and movement - We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us and have a 5 state footprint for those looking to relocate geographically

* Leadership Academy for our rising stars, supervisors, and leaders

* Centerstone Research Institute and Center for Clinical Excellence teach provide staff with industry best practices and processes

* WORK LIFE BALANCE

* Paid Time Off - Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Personal Days, Etc. (Paid Holidays)

* Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life Balance

* Employee Assistance Program - assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Centerstone, Bradenton , Peer Support Specialist/Recovery Coach, Education / Teaching , Bradenton, Florida

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