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Employment Peer Mentor / CPSS, Mental / Behavioral

Company: Monarch NC
Location: Lumberton
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

*Help Us Help People to Realize the Resilience That's Within Them.*Do you enjoy helping people to achieve their goals and dreams?Want to work for a company committed to supporting, educating, and empowering people to choose and achieve what is important to them?Monarch NC, a provider of high-quality and trauma-informed care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders, is seeking a dedicated Employment Peer Mentor to join our Lumberton, NC team.The Employment Peer Mentor will be responsible for supporting people to achieve their personal goals of employment while enhancing the development of their natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills. This position utilizes personal experience with mental health or substance abuse issues to assist others in achieving desired outcomes._*Responsibilities include: *_* Promote self-determination, recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction; assisting individuals in identifying strengths, wellness goals, setting objectives, and identifying barriers.* Assist individuals in making informed choices regarding their care and services and other life decisions affecting their illness.* Assist with self-help, advocacy, pre-crisis support, and facilitating an individual with speaking with their employer regarding reasonable accommodations for psychiatric disability.* Assist the Employment Support Professional in conjunction with the individuals supported in developing goals and areas of need and assist in developing Individualized Employment Plans.* Communicate needs and progress of the person supported to supervisor and Employment Support Professionals/other professionals as requested.* Engage in various skill-building activities such as learning how to maintain stable housing, bill paying, cleaning, organizing belongings, building social skills, locating improved housing situations, according to cultural and personal preferences of the individual served and his/her medical needs.* Attend treatment team meetings with individual to promote the individual's use of self-directed advocacy tools; teach individuals techniques for developing or rewriting PCP's and/or Employment Plans; how to ask for appropriate services in the community; support individual through the employment planning process.* Outreach to individuals in other programs and services to encourage employment.* Model advocacy skills for disclosure issues or requesting job accommodations.* Teach wellness management strategies and self-management plans/tools to use in the workplace and in personal lives.* Link individuals to support groups in the community to learn from other peers, promote hope, problem-solve through work situations, and decrease social isolation.* Provide education to Employment Support Professionals and other team members to assist in understanding in self-advocate and peer support roles, promoting a culture in which an individual's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into service.* Provide resources and teach transportation skills as necessary to secure employment.* Share own personal story to model how to choose, get, and keep meaningful employment and build community connections.* Support vocational choices made by individuals and support them in overcoming job-related concerns and building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure.* Maintain positive working relationships within the communities served, including with individuals, families, staff, monitoring and licensing agencies, organizations, and funders.* Travel extensively to community locations, various agencies, and other outreach destinations. Provide and/or arrange for transportation for people receiving support as required.* Provide support as needed to meet the emotional, physical, and medical needs of each person supported.* Complete all other relevant responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor._*To qualify, candidates must have the following: *_* A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.* Must have a current and valid North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) certification.* At least 2 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities or substance abuse issues.* A valid Driver's License is also required._*We understand that in order for our professionals to take good care of our people, we need to take good care of them too. That's why we offer the following benefits: *_* *Employee Care Fund for Monarch staff facing financial hardship as a result of unforeseen circumstances like a natural disaster, house fire or other emergencies!** Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance* Paid Time Off, including 9 company holidays* *Our company qualifies for the Student Loan Forgiveness Program!** Employee Development Program* Employee Retirement Plan* Employee Referral Program* Employee Assistance Program_*...and much more!*_Come join us in our mission to support people with disabilities in growing toward their potential, reaching their dreams, and making their own informed choices about where they live, learn, work, play and worship. _*We look forward to working with you!*_Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Professional development assistance* Referral program* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Day shiftEducation:* High school or equivalent (Required)Experience:* substance abuse: 2 years (Required)* Mental health: 2 years (Required)License/Certification:* North Carolina CPSS (listed on resume) (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Monarch NC, Fayetteville , Employment Peer Mentor / CPSS, Mental / Behavioral, Human Resources , Lumberton, North Carolina

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