Peer Support Specialist
Company: Strategic Interventions
Posted on: November 24, 2022
PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST The Certified Peer Support Specialist
(CPSS) provides support services to individuals with severe mental
illness and who may be dually diagnosed. The Certified Peer Support
Specialist is a fully integrated Assertive Community Treatment Team
(ACTT) Member who provides highly individualized services in the
community, promotes recovery and self-determination for members
served ACTT. The CPSS works under the direction of the ACTT Team
Lead. Education: High School Diploma or GED required. Certified as
a Peer Support Specialist in North Carolina is required. Work
experience: No experience required. A minimum of one to three
years' experience preferred working with adults who have a mental
illness and/or substance abuse diagnosis. Per North Carolina
Medicaid regulations, this person must have "lived experience" and
a personal recovery story specific to primary mental illness.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to express ideas clearly and
concisely. Possess considerable knowledge of recovery services and
an array of intervention techniques to support each person's
personal recovery. Ability to be available for crisis situations.
Interpersonal Skills: Must possess skills in establishing a rapport
with members, applying techniques of assessing psychosocial and
behavioral aspects of a member's problems. Ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with Members being served
by the ACT Team. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and
to plan and execute work effectively. Travel Requirements: Valid
Driver's License and insurance required. Travel will vary depending
on the daily schedule for this position. All travel is in the
community where the members live and work. Essential Job
Direct Services: Provides coaching and mentoring to individuals
with severe mental illness and who may be dually diagnosed to
promote recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction. Fosters
wellness management strategies, which include delivering manualized
interventions (e.g., Wellness Recovery Action Planning or Illness
Management and Recovery). Assist individuals in developing
psychiatric advance directives, modeling recovery values,
attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and
Documentation: Completes and maintains documentation according to
federal and state guidelines. Prepares for daily interventions.
Resource Development/Community Liaison: Actively identifies and
supports linkages to community resources that support the
recovering individual's goals and interests. Arranges medical
appointments, therapy sessions, support groups, and other resources
to aid the individual. Identifies, develops, and maintains referral
Supervision and Training: Training will be provided in the areas of
Medicaid rules governing Assertive Community Treatment Team
activities, client rights, confidentiality, "Best Practice"
methods, SPMI population, Person Centered Thinking, Essential
Elements, Crisis, De-escalation, Motivational Interviewing, stage
wise treatment, behavior management techniques, the recovery
process and Strategic Interventions, Inc. policies and procedures.
Participates in regular supervision with the Assertive Community
Treatment Team Leader).
Miscellaneous Responsibilities (performs other duties as
Occasional physical effort (e.g., continuous typing, prolonged
Keywords: Strategic Interventions, Greensboro , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Greensboro, North Carolina
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