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Peer Specialist

Company: Tri County Human Services
Location: Bartow
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Attends and participates in community forums dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues and concerns.
* Speaks to individuals regarding services received and provides feedback to both the department and providers.
* Assist providers in developing role recovery objectives that meet individual progress towards their goals.
* Will discuss with individual's areas within the provider's service delivery that needs to the targeted for improvement.
* Engages individuals to talk about their experiences to promote understanding of life experiences and its effects on functioning and to promote hope for recovery.
* Is able to develop rapport with persons involved in the criminal justice system, who have alcohol or drug problems, or who have other behavioral/emotional difficulties.
* Assists with enrollment for services provided by community behavioral health providers.
* Assist provider staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recovery; lend their unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible.
* Assists in peer group support utilizing the Illness Management and Recovery model to facilitate problem solving, communication skills development and personal growth.
* Provides services with area/s of competency, i.e. life experience, training, certification, education or other background in the service area. Seeks direction from clinicians when needs fall outside areas of competency.
* Assists in completing and maintaining a personal recovery plan which includes identified person centered strengths, needs, abilities, and goals, interventions to assist the veteran in reaching these goals and progress made toward these goals.
* Attend treatment teams meeting as requested to promote and support consumer's insight to recovery as directed.
* Provides specific community liaison services as assigned by supervisor.
* Performs other reasonable and related duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and Experience

Requires a high school diploma or G.E.D. and at least one (1) year of full-time experience in a mental health or addictions treatment setting. Obtain certification as a Peer Specialist by the Florida Certification Board.

Keywords: Tri County Human Services, Lakeland , Peer Specialist, Other , Bartow, Florida

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