The Peer Specialist provides peer support services, serves as an advocate for participants, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for participants. The Peer Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist participants in regaining control over their own recovery process. This includes but is not limited to the development of natural supports, social interactions in the community, and managing of symptoms that challenge wellness in an individual.
Outreach to individuals who are homeless and eligible for housing and provide information resources to connect them with housing
Build relationships with hospital Emergency Rooms and Managed Care Company liaisons.
Need to have the ability to be mobile to meet with program participants independently in the community and at their residences.
Assuring 24-hour on-call access to Peer Support services
Encounters- Must make regular visits to eligible individuals to provide wellness, skills training, socialization, and community integration services.
Encounter Notes must be entered into the database within 24 hours of the encounter
Individual Recovery Plans, Reviews, and Assessments must be completed and approved before the deadlines
Intake Paperwork must be submitted and complete for all new participants
Participant progress and Outcomes reports assigned must be completed an approved before the deadline provided by the supervisor
Training- Completing Assigned Training, quizzes, and confirmed understanding on how to implement what was learned
Disciplinary History- Adherence to Team ARRIVE and RHD policies including call outs, professionalism, and other program and organizational standards
Duties and Responsibilities
Work with Participants to Achieve Community Integration and Recovery Goals
Serve as a member of Team ARRIVE to provide supportive peer services to participants living independently in the community.
Role model wellness and recovery.
Facilitate recovery goal planning to assist participants with managing interpersonal relationships and community integration activities.
Lead the implementation and use of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP):
Engage in discussions with participants about WRAPs.
Facilitate creation and integration of WRAPs as desired by participants.
Facilitate WRAP groups as needed.
Use Motivational Interviewing in individual and groups settings.
Explore and identify problem-solving techniques with individuals.
Explore and identify skills to combat negative self-talk.
Explore and identify techniques to overcome fears.
Explore and identify coping strategies and relapse prevention skills.
Share recovery-oriented educational materials.
Share physical and mental health education materials.
Connect with healthcare providers.
Provide education about medications and support attendance to medical appointments.
Support participants through various change processes including residential, medical, psychiatric, and social.
Maintain Compliance with Funding Entities Related to Service Delivery
Complete Documentation of Quality Service Delivery
Submit documentation of services provided and activities to Supervisor daily
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.