14 paid holidays.
Full-Time - After the first year there is an additional 2 weeks paid vacation. After 60 days there is paid medical, dental and life insurance, plus 401k and vision is available.
Part-Time - After the first year there is a prorated paid vacation. Paid dental and life insurance, plus 401k and vision available.
No previous experience is needed, since the company does the necessary training. There are multiple career paths for growth. Where you start with the company is just were you can go from you choose your path.
This is an entry level position into the behavioral health field with a company that grooms it team to grow in their positions and income.
Job Summary / Overview:
Provide recovery support services in various settings to peers within the community to support, educate and provide services to advance recovery and wellness.
Peer Support Specialist is a role model to peer member’s; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serves as a peer advocate, supporter, also providing information and peer support for people in outpatient and inpatient settings.
In this position you will perform a wide range of tasks to assist adult Peers in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process. You will understand how the services provided impact recovery and assist a peer to advance in recovery and self-manage their recovery. You will be able to document the value of the services provided to provide evidence of outcomes in recovery.
Work will be performed in a wide range of settings.
Success in the role is measured on:
Provide quality services without judgment or personal agenda.
Model recovery and set appropriate boundaries.
Identify a peer’s unique strengths and pathway to recovery.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Teaching and role modeling.
Articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions and during these sessions support peers in identifying and creating goals and developing wellness plans with the skills, strengths, supports and resources to aid them in achieving those goals.
Sustaining and joining self-help (mutual support) groups, including existing groups in wellness center, the community and clinics.
Working with their case manager or treatment team to determine the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve their goals needed for their self-directed recovery
Assisting members on building social skills with other peers to shape a support network in the community and build citizenship and if needed the skills that would enhance job acquisition and tenure.
Help the peer members develop empowerment skills to use in fighting stigma through self-advocacy, accomplished through regular meetings, individual or group sessions.
Develop the member’s ability to role play and model techniques to provide opportunities to show/demonstrate how they have handled related recovery problems and were able to present themselves in certain situations, or how to handle problems that may arise in interactions with others.
Minimum Qualifications / Experience:
Valid Arizona Driver’s License.
Clear a background investigation and drug test.
Free from tuberculosis.
If in recovery, must have one year of stability.
Education / Certifications:
HS Diploma or GED
CPR/1st Aid a plus
Current Peer Support Specialist Certification a plus.