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Peer Support Specialist

Company: RI International
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Full Time Shift Thursday - Saturday, Every other Wednesday 7:00a-7:30p Pay Rate $15.00 per hour Summary of Job: The Mobile Crisis Peer Support Specialist provides support and recovery training to individuals in the community where the individual is located. Peer Support Specialist uses recovery-oriented language and therapeutic engagement to de-escalate and engage individuals in their start to recovery. The Mobile Crisis Peer Support Specialist is a part of a two-person team that is called to the scene where an individual may be experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The two-person team will assess, de-escalate and connect to resources in the community or if further assessment and crisis de-escalation is needed will be driven back to the Crisis Triage Center for further stabilization. The Peer Support Specialist I also assists in implementing/creating a recovery environment and acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every individual. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ---Connects with new participants, off-site anywhere in the community or hospitalized. ---Provides peer support to engage individuals in a recovery partnership and assists in identifying participants' hopes and dreams and the solutions they are seeking. ---Teaches recovery and life skills using recovery tools. ---Models hope, personal responsibility and self-advocacy to demonstrate how recovery goals can be respectfully met and how a belief in self is maintained. ---Assists in developing natural supports and community living. ---Cultivates connectedness in the person's life (self, others, the environment, and to meaning and purpose). ---Coordinates with the individual's clinical team and other supports to arrange services or resources to help the individual achieve their goals. ---Completes clinical documentation as required. ---Understands and adheres to RI International compliance standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policies. ---Performs other related duties as assigned. Job Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must feel comfortable meeting with individuals outside of the center and in the individual's different environments where they live, work and play. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. ---Successful completion of CPSW Training through OPRE obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required. *Must be bilingual English/Spanish ---Basic computer skills. ---Lived experience requiring mental health and/or substance use services. ---Ability to teach/train recovery information and recovery tools. ---Effective communication skills. ---High School Diploma or equivalent. Driving Requirements: ---Driving is required for this position, must meet all requirements outlined in RI International driving policy. A Direct Service Competency Checklist must be completed as part of the new hire onboarding process. Physical Demands: May include work close to the eyes and substantial motions of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, handling, finger dexterity; eye-hand-foot coordination, use of corrected vision; color vision; use of auditory senses. May be required to lift up to twenty (20) pounds. Work Environment This is a position working as a crisis responder; therefore, will have contact with individuals who are agitated and/or may be confused. Will work outside in the community where the individual is located and the work environment includes driving. May work in an office environment or behavioral health facility, as mobile crisis responders are co-located at the Crisis Triage Center. Will be expected to work some hours at the facility. ADDENDUM - Arizona EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required. Licensure Certification Misc. Requirement ADDENDUM - California EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required. Licensure Certification Misc. Requirement ADDENDUM - Delaware EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required. Licensure Certification Misc. Requirement ADDENDUM - North Carolina EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required. Licensure Certification Misc. Requirement ADDENDUM - Washington EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required. Licensure Certification Misc. Requirement

Keywords: RI International, Las Cruces , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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