Job Description for Certified Peer Specialist
A Certified Peer Specialist respects the dignity and recognizes the potential for growth of every individual who receives or provides services and supports, advocates for the rights of people we support, advocates for the rights of people we support to pursue their own vision, and is a responsible steward of our human and financial resources in order to create an environment committed to quality. A commitment to RHD Values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.
The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides Certified Peer Specialist services. CPS services consist of peer support services; advocacy for Persons in Recovery (PIRs); sharing of coping skills, and providing recovery information for PIRs. The CPS performs a wide range of tasks to assist PIRs in regaining control over their own recovery process. This includes but is not limited to the development of natural supports; development of social interactions in the community; and management of symptoms that challenge wellness in an individual.
Lead the implementation of WRAPs with PIRs:
Uses Motivational Interviewing in individual and groups settings:
You are expected to attend all trainings as required by regulations and as desired for professional development.
Required Qualifications: State police clearance and FBI clearance and/or
Child Abuse Clearance
Ability to utilize the RHD values and values of Certified Peer Specialists in supervision
Unconditional ability to maintain HIPPA regulations
Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
Able to communicate in written and verbal format
Ability to document daily activities and recover goals
Ability to role model recovery and hope
Ability to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data in an empathic manner
Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Ability to support and implement RHD and unit values and beliefs
Demonstrate effective time management skills and follow through.
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.