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Title:Peer Specialist
Location:Sheridan (1), Buffalo (1), Sundance (1), Newcastle (1), Wyoming
Description:

To apply and for more information please visit Indeed at:

https://www.indeed.com/job/peer-specialist-sheridan-buffalo-sundancenewcastle-

wy-56c9541b86405b82

 

Outpatient Offices – 4 positions in 4 locations available

Sheridan (1), Buffalo (1), Sundance (1), & Newcastle (1)

$17.00 per hour plus benefits

 

Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center is seeking compassionate, self-motivated,

customer service driven, organized individuals who embody our values of compassion,

integrity, and respect.

 

Overview

Peer Specialists share their own unique experience of living with mental health and/or substance abuse conditions to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a role model and mentor to people working toward recovery.
  • Informs, trains, supports, and empowers clients who directly or indirectly receive mental health services, including co-occurring clients.
  • Communicates, represents, and promotes the client’s and family/caregiver’s perspective within the mental health system.
  • Provides education to clients about recovery, peer support, consumer advocacy organizations, and illness management.
  • Strives to maintain client-centered practices by integrating family and positive support systems; effectively facilitate groups to promote mutual learning, engagement, and integration of community resources such as cultural activities, spirituality, and other positive support groups.
  • Attends and participates in special events, workshops, and training events within the mental health system and community.
  • Develops activities, programs, and resources that support clients in achieving their goals.
  • Develops effective working relationships with agencies and organizations to advocate for client empowerment.
  • Provides outreach to engage prospective clients in services or existing clients in increased community involvement.
  • May prepare and support clients at case staffing and at a variety of formal and informal hearings.
  • Provides peer support to isolated clients by developing a trusting relationship for accompanying client in the community as needed.
  • Understand the impact of trauma and responses to trauma, demonstrate sensitivity and acceptance of individual experiences.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations including health service standards and certifying agency standards.
  • Completes paperwork requirements to maintain quality, up to date clinical records, including progress notes and other relevant information, and enters the necessary information into the electronic health record system.
  • Adheres and abides by the Wyoming Peer Specialist Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Practices and maintains appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all interactions related to the agency, i.e., any records or client related information.
  • Demonstrates flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Travel to surrounding small rural communities to connect with and provide services to clients and potential clients.
  • Participate in peer support “warm line” call rotation.

 

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Personal lived experience with mental health experiences and/or substance use and in recovery for at least 2 years
  • Ability to obtain and maintain the Wyoming Peer Specialist Certification administered through Recover Wyoming & IC&RC
  • Proficient in basic computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite/365 and willing to learn other applications.
  • Ability to satisfactorily pass a comprehensive background screen
  • Valid driver’s license

 

Perks

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Extensive Benefit Package
  • Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurances
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wyoming Retirement System (State Pension Program)
  • Online learning system and much more!

 

To apply and for more information please visit Indeed at:

https://www.indeed.com/job/peer-specialist-sheridan-buffalo-sundancenewcastle-

wy-56c9541b86405b82

Salary:$17.00 per hour
Hours:Generally Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm with a one hour designated lunch. Hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the clients and organization.
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