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Certified Peer Support Specialist

Company: RHA Health Services
Location: Laurinburg
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

We are hiring for: Certified Peer Support Specialist Location :High Point, NC Type: RegularIf you are a positive and personable individual looking for a satisfying and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities, and people facing mental health, and substance use challenges, join our team at RHA Health Services! We are offering a $500 SIGN ON BONUS Seeking candidates with NCPSS (NC Peer Support Specialist Certification) to provide services to adults with Mental Health and or Substance Abuse issues. Prefer candidates with at least one year of direct care experience. Schedule: This position requires you to spend the majority of the time working directly with clients in Randolph, Harnett, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Anson, Richmond, and Hoke. Pay: $15.00 per hour Mileage reimbursement is provided Peer Support Certification is required

Job Requirements: High School Diploma or GED or equivalent 1 year of experience working with persons with the population supported Certified as a Peer Support Specialist or 1 continuous year as a current or former recipient of treatment (including mental health/substance abuse treatment or diagnosis) and eligibility for certification as Peer Support Specialist by the governing agency Must complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of training specific to the required components of the specific service definition including crisis response within the first 90 days of employment Valid drivers' license and automotive insurance Ability to pass background check and drug screen CPR, first aid, NCI and/or role related certification, a plus Job Responsibilities: Responsible for providing essential expertise and consultation to the entire interdisciplinary healthcare team to promote a culture in which each individual's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities while serving as an advocate for clients. Meeting with clients to provide advice and support in accordance with treatment plan Assisting in peer support groups with assigned consumers on a regular basis Supporting/assisting consumers in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems Assisting clients by finding resources, advising the consumer of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed Accompanying clients to meetings and participates in meetings of community groups to advocate for consumer needs, leading recovery dialogues/self-help sessions with clients Fostering client's development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities Observing behavior and evidence of general well-being and discusses observations with the clients Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals or groups of consumers Providing advice to clients on empowerment skills and successful community living Informing clients on community resources and how to use them appropriately, providing information to consumers and families on specific topics, as assigned Able to work as a member of a healthcare interdisciplinary team with a focus on ensuring successful recovery and overall mental health for clients. Physical requirements to perform essential functions of the job included: Regularly required to lift 10 lbs. Must be able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs. Must be able to pull minimum of 10 lbs. Must be able to squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, climb, and stoop. Must be able to regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Required to regularly stand and walk. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in CPR from the floor level requiring to work on hands, knees, bending, standing and lifting. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

We offer the following benefits to employees: Payactiv: early access to the money you've earned from hours you've already worked, before payday! Employee perks and discount program : to help you save money! Paid Time Off (full-time employees only) Health/Insurance (full-time employees only) 401(k) retirement savings program Wellbeing Programs: Physical, Emotional and Financial Chronic Disease management programs for hypertension and diabetes (for qualifying employees) Training: Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities contract/contingent workers and interns do not qualify for any of the above benefitsJob Type: Full-timePay: $15.00 per hourEducation: High school or equivalent (Required)License/Certification: Peer Support Specialist Certification (Required)Work Location: On the road

Keywords: RHA Health Services, Fayetteville , Certified Peer Support Specialist, Other , Laurinburg, North Carolina

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