|Position: Peer Specialist|
|Job Id: 682|
|# of Openings: 0|
Normal Work Hours/Days: Part time, 20 hours per week
Location: Blount and St. Clair Counties
The Peer Specialist supports individuals who are in the community but still receiving services from JBS with successful management of their mental health recovery. Peer Specialist will support individuals transitioning to independent living using four primary service interventions:
* Engagement in a personal, positive, supportive relationship with a peer
* Involvement in an array of Peer Support Meetings located in the community
* Linkage to a broad range of community-based service and natural supports
* Teaching community adjustment and wellness self-management skills
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Community Peer Specialist provides intensive support through a personalized balance of social, recreational, skill teaching and linkage development services for individual match relationships as demonstrated by:
The Community Peer Specialist should actively facilitate successful mutual support meetings, as demonstrated by:
The Community Peer Specialist will obtain and maintain certification as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), as demonstrated by:
The Peer Bridger will perform travel and reporting responsibilities for match relationships, as demonstrated by:
High School Diploma or GED required.
Motor vehicle required.
Valid Alabama driver's license and driving record acceptable to agency automobile insurance carrier for inclusion on agency policy. If using personal vehicle must show and maintain car insurance equal to or in excess of the State of Alabama standards for automobile insurance coverage.
Must create a recovery plan within 6 months of hire.
Must attain Certification upon hire and maintain certification.
Must demonstrate lived experience with Mental illness and be a role model to others pursuing recovery
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
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