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Peer Support Specialist

Company: Strategic Interventions
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 Duties:
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 resilience.
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 sources.
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 assigned/required)
Occasional physical effort (e.g., continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, etc.)

Keywords: Strategic Interventions, Greensboro , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Greensboro, North Carolina

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