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Peer Support Specialist - Reach Program

Company: Centerstone of Florida
Location: Bradenton
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

At Centerstone, our mission is delivering care that changes people's lives. For over 60 years, Centerstone has been providing community-based behavioral healthcare, substance-abuse treatment and therapeutic foster care services across the U.S. We're committed to bringing passionate and customer experience-focused individuals to help us continue to provide the best care to our communities. If you think you're a good match to join our organization, please review the career opportunity below and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you!Job Description:Position Summary: This member of the multidisciplinary team has responsibility to carry out rehabilitation and peer support functions for persons with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. This member assists in treatment & peer support services under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. If candidate is not a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) upon hire, it is required they achieve their Certification within the first year of employment.Minimum Qualifications: A person with lived experience with substance use and/or mental health challenges, with minimum of a high school diploma and preferred minimum of one year experience working with adults/families with substance use and/or mental health challenges. May have case management related training with one year experience working with adults with substance use and/or mental health challenges. 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 challenges. Building connections with clients and their families as well as connecting them to community supports and ongoing following up on those connections. Willingness to work on a comprehensive treatment team where excellent communication, high motivation, self-direction, and willingness to do whatever it takes occur at all times. Flexibility to work a variety of hours, including some evenings and on-call rotation to meet the needs of persons served. Essential Functions/Job Duties:Create and build connections with persons served to facilitate recovery and assist them in meeting their needs in order to become self-sufficient and maintain their recovery. Develop therapeutic rapport with persons served and demonstrate a recovery-oriented approach.Provide case management and outreach services to persons served while building program caseload. Assume responsibility for assessing persons served and family strengths, challenges, and needs.Obtain collateral information and collaborate with persons served, 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, intakes, discharges, etc. via electronic health record note entry and team communication.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 County also will occur. Certified Recovery Peer Specialists are required to work in the field in varied environments. If employed in hospitals/offices, work in clean, well-lit establishments, but they can be exposed to various health conditions. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves frequently during work hours. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with persons served, family members, Centerstone staff, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc. in a behavioral health, correctional and community settings. This program operates within the community & within Manatee County Jail for meeting with persons served.Position Type, Expected Hours of Work and Travel: This is a full time, 40 hour position Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. This position requires flexibility in work hours to include some evening and weekend hours as needed. Frequent local travel is required. On call rotation is required for operation of the Centerstone Care Line.Time Type:Full timeDelivering 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 & WellnessMedical CoverageDental CoverageVision CoverageFlexible Spending AccountHealth Savings AccountShort Term DisabilityLong Term Disability - Company PaidWellness Programs - Company PaidFinancial WellbeingCompetitive Compensation PackagesLife Insurance - Company PaidAccidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Company Paid403b Retirement Plan with Company Funded MatchingRetirement and Financial Planning ServicesEmployee Discounts including Dell Computers, Verizon Wireless, Liberty Mutual, Costco, and Enterprise Rent-a-CarLoan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)Career Development and GrowthAt Centerstone training is one of our highest priorities. We provide company paid professional training for various skills, certifications, and continuing educationOpportunities 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 geographicallyCenterstone Research Institute and Center for Clinical Excellence teach provide staff with industry best practices and processesWork Life BalancePaid Time Off - Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Personal Days, Etc. (Paid Holidays)Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life BalanceEmployee Assistance Program - assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-beingCenterstone 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.At Centerstone, we use our values as a guide for what we do. Respect, Expertise, Integrity and Empowerment are at the heart of every interaction at Centerstone, and particularly rooted in our beliefs toward diversity and inclusion. Our approach to diversity is simple-it's about embracing everyone. Together, we continue to develop an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees. It powers our innovation and connects us closer to each other, to our clients and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the growing world around us, and where everyone feels empowered, safe and welcomed.

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