Peer Support Specialist/Wrap Around Program
Guidance Center of Lea County, Inc. Hobbs, NM
- Posted: over a month ago
- $12 Hourly
- Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The peer support specialist serves as a member of the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Team. Peer support Specialists are those who provide peer delivered services to an individual or family member with similar life experience, under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Supervisor. The peer wellness specialist is a peer support specialists who seek to expand the role from services focused on behavioral health and addictions recovery to include physical health promotion, and disease prevention and intervention activities for individuals and their families who experience mental health and substance abuse challenges. Peer wellness specialists receive training focused specifically reduction the levels of co-morbidity and shortened lifespan that are endemic among persons with behavioral health issues, and be active participants on primary care health teams. A Peer Support Specialist must complete an Addictions and Mental Health-approved training program and be:
(a) A self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; or
(b) A self-identified person in recovery from a substance use disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs; or
© A family member of an individual who is current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services.
The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for documentation of any significant incident and will maintain confidentiality for all information regarding clients, staff, physicians, and GCLC obtained as a result of employment at GCLC. All other duties as assigned by the project director and/or clinical director.
Must be at least 21 years old. Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field from an accredited university or Associate’s degree and a minimum of one (1) years of experience working with the target population; or High School graduate of General Educational Development (GED) test and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with the target population. Minimum staff training requirements include twenty (20) hours of documented training and/or continuing education within the first 90 days of employment and must maintain twenty (20) hours of continuing education annually. Must obtain CPR and Basic Life Saving Techniques. Must be able to perform medium to heavy duty activities (i.e. physically able to perform Crisis Prevention Intervention [CPI] techniques which may require physically controlling the residents). Must have the ability to assess and utilize community resources. Must pass FBI fingerprint clearance check to maintain employment. Must pass and maintain a Driving Record clearance in accordance with GCLC policies and procedures. Preference given to qualified bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates.
Guidance Center of Lea County, Inc.Why Work Here?
If you are looking for career development and growth in an expanding behavioral health agency, come join our team!
Guidance Center of Lea County, Inc. is committed to the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed care for its staff and clientele. We believe that increasing awareness, emphasizing safety, and teaching skills to our employees that they can utilize to manage their feelings, are crucial steps in creating an environment conductive of processing change, feelings, past trauma, grief and loss. to using the trauma informed care as a guide for creating a safe and non-violent environment. We communicate using four concepts that guide the way we work. This language is called the S.E.L.F. language and each letter represents an important part of how we view trauma and change both in our organization and in our lives.
920 W Broadway HobbsHobbs, NM