Central Counties Services
Job LocationKilleen – Killeen, TX
Position TypeFull Time
Education LevelHigh School or Equivalent
Salary Range$13.74 – $14.54 Hourly
Peer Support Specialist 2
Performs complex (journey-level) peer support work. Work involves observing interactions with persons served; leading individual and group sessions; and, leading educational panels for organizational staff, committees, and communities. May train others. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Models recovery achievements and supports persons served with their recovery efforts.
Builds and maintains individual relationships, and shares recovery stories with persons served and external stakeholders.
Leads recovery individual and group sessions.
Leads and/or participates in team meetings.
Completes required documentation.
Fosters integration of persons served into communities.
Assists persons served in developing communication, social, problem-solving, and self-help skills.
May train others.
Must stay compliant with all required training.
Performs related work as assigned.
Demonstrate high ethical standards, trustworthiness, and personal integrity. Regular attendance, dependability, and promptness are required for the 8-5 work day or agreed upon hours 100% of the time, to ensure consistency and completeness of programs processes.
Professional Development – Successfully complete training required to maintain skill competency and cross training to ensure consistency across program procedures. Complete continuing education as required by professional standards and the Center.
Frequent daily driving within the catchment area is required.
Experience/Education/Licensing/CertificationHigh School Diploma or GED. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
At least one year as a consumer in a mental health system
Must be certified as a Peer Support Specialist by a State of Texas credentialing authority or obtain certification within one year of hire.
Ability to speak before groups
Central Counties Services incorporates principles of trauma-informed care, which includes cultural sensitivity, in all areas of service delivery. All job descriptions include the responsibility to learn about and implement trauma-informed practices within the scope of work for the position.
Knowledge of programs for persons with behavioral and intellectual challenges, of peer philosophy and role, of recovery models, of trauma-informed care, and of medications administered to persons being served.
Skill in the use of a computer, in sharing personal challenges, in listening, and in documenting and monitoring interactions with persons served.
Ability to see, hear and talk effectively within job requirements.
Ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods.
Ability to effectively handle potentially aggressive behavior in a positive manner.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Work behavior must be compatible with Center value statement and Policies and Procedures Manual contributing to an environment of problem solving, building trust, conflict resolution, and customer service.
Ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.
Ability to plan and schedule work and implement directives without constant supervision.
Ability to present a professional appearance and conduct when representing the Center.
Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals, co-workers, and groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a strong spirit of teamwork.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the general public using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
Must have and maintain a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record.
Regular attendance and reliability is critical to business operations.
Must stay compliant with all required training.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Central Counties Services is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
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