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Certified Peer Specialist (PRN/temporary)

National Smart Healthcare Services Houston, TX
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

National Smart Healthcare Services is seeking a PRN (temporary/as needed) certified Peer Specialist. A Peer Specialist is a person who uses his or her lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction. In addition to skills learned in formal training, to deliver services in behavioral health settings to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

The Peer Specialist will work collaboratively with clients in the National's service community. He/she will advocate on behalf of clients and help them to navigate the health and social services systems. The Peer Specialist will act as a coach and mentor and help clients to set goals and work toward necessary developing skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a mentor for others with mental illness as each person pursues his/her individual Recovery journey.
  • Teaches others about managing their mental illness.
  • Demonstrates ways to become empowered and self-responsible.
  • Supports others in learning how to make good choices for themselves.
  • Resource acquisition including assisting consumers with application for benefits, basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, medical, dental care, legal, vocational, psychiatric services, etc.
  • Coordinate with internal and external providers to assist consumers in reaching their goals
  • Promotes consumer engagement in therapy with clinicians
  • Exhibits enthusiasm, respect, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment
  • Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for consumer
  • Demonstrates ability to work with consumers with diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications: High school diploma/G.E.D. Must have worked within the last three years with at least 12 months total of successful or part or full-time paid or voluntary work experience with people with mental illness. The Peer Specialist must have acquired or meet the qualifications for certification as a Certified Peer Specialist. Individual must have an understanding of and respect for each individual’s unique path. The Peer Specialist will serve as a role model, mentor, advocate and motivator to clients with varying states of mental illness. The Peer Specialist must demonstrate an ability to share personal experiences and to develop authentic peer-to-peer relationships.

Company Description
Since 2006, National Smart Healthcare Services, Inc. continues to meet the needs of adult consumers with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) diagnosis, enrolled in a Managed Medicaid plan and living in the following service delivery areas: Harris County, Jefferson County Nueces County, Travis County, Bexar County, El Paso County, and Hidalgo County. Our staff includes certified case managers and licensed therapists ( LCSW, LPC, LMFT) with extensive training and experience in meeting the needs of consumers with Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill ( SPMI) adults in their home or community setting.

National Smart Healthcare Services

Why Work Here?

Excellent career opportunity to join our rapidly growing company with great benefits.

National Smart Healthcare is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation organization dedicated to the SMI population in communities around Texas. Since 2006, National Smart Healthcare Services has met the needs of adult consumers enrolled in a Managed Medicaid plan and living in the following service delivery areas: Harris County, Jefferson County Nueces County, Travis County, Bexar County, El Paso County, and Hidalgo County. Our staff includes certified case managers and licensed therapists ( LCSW, LPC, LMFT) with extensive training and experience in meeting the needs of consumers with Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill ( SPMI) adults in their home or community setting.

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2420 Fannin St.
Houston, TX
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