Peer Support Specialist

Child and Family Guidance Center

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Salary
From $12 an hour
Benefits & Perks
Paid time off, 401(k)
Job Type
Full-time
Qualifications
Peer Support Specialists: 1 year (Preferred)
Addiction counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
Work authorization (Preferred)
 
Benefits
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401(k)
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
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Full Job Description
WE ARE HIRING AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS:

*DALLAS

*CORSICANA

*GREENVILLE

Peer Support Provider Wanted

Want to work for a company that offers a supportive environment, values a collaborative approach, and encourages autonomy? Are you looking for a job where you will know your work is important? Child and Family Guidance Center is the place for you!

About CFGC

Child & Family Guidance Center (CFGC) is a non-profit that has been dedicated to providing mental health services to both adults and children since 1896. The agency is the oldest child guidance center in Texas and 2nd oldest in the nation. CFGC has 9 locations across the DFW metroplex and is still growing.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger!

Benefits

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance
Short and long term disability
Health Savings Account (HSA)
401K
Paid vacation, sick, personal day, and 12 holidays
Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program qualification
Clinical supervision
Free CEUs
$3,000 to $5,400 Incentive can be earned per year
Job Summary:

We are looking for a full-time Peer Provider to provide services to the families we serve at our Corsicana clinic. Peers are individuals who are homeless or who have previously been homeless, and may have a history of mental illness or substance use disorder. A Peer Provider is someone with at least one year of personal experience successfully navigating the path to recovery and re-entry into the community.

Services provided by a Peer Provider include serving as a role model, conducting support groups, participating in wraparound services, and giving one-on-one support through regular meetings with clients. They also help clients navigate systems including Social Security Administration, Snap program, food banks and other community resources. Peer Providers need to be capable of exhibiting competency in personal recovery, conveyance of coping skills, and serve as an advocate by providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Access to a quality Peer Provider is instrumental in engaging clients as an active participant in their recovery process following life-changing events. A Peer Provider’s personal experience is critical to establishing a trusting relationship and earning the respect of clients while ensuring each person is heard and their individual needs are met.

Essential Duties:

1. Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of 1-on-1 and group sessions. During these sessions the Peer Provider supports clients in identifying goals, developing a recovery plan, and creating a path to achieve that plan while modeling effective coping strategies and providing resources throughout the recovery process.

2. Aid clients in working with a case manager and/or treatment team in determining the steps needed to take in order to achieve self-directed recovery goals while teaching the value of every individual’s recovery experience.

3. Independently or with periodic assistance of relevant mental health professionals; utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and/or groups where discussions may be helpful in identifying common problems in daily living and offer proven methods used to manage and cope with these problems.

4. As one who has dedicated themselves to mental health services, the Peer Provider may share their own recovery story, experiences, and what skills, supports, and resources they used in directing their own recovery.

5. Conduct ongoing individual and group sessions as a forum that allows the Peer Provider and group members to teach each other how to deter negative self-talk, identify and overcome fears, and safely express their experiences as a means to regain emotional, physical, and mental balance.

6. Support clients vocational choices by assisting them in job selection that corresponds with their strengths, and helping to overcome job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, provide insight to successful interview demeanor, and assist in building social skills that will enhance job acquisition.

7. Help obtain and instruct on how to use various support services that suit the individual’s recovery plan by providing information for staff, community resources and groups that may be useful. Community resources may include but not limited to: Social Security Office, Department of Family and Children services, local YMCA, public libraries, restaurants, service organizations, apartment complexes and other types of housing, etc.

8. Support clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy during regular meetings with individuals or group sessions. Through the use of role playing/modeling techniques, the Peer Provider presents opportunities for others to show/demonstrate how they have handled similar problems, increase situational and self awareness, and how to handle problems that may arise when interacting with others.

Job Qualifications:

1. Education: Minimum education required is a high school diploma or GED

2. Experience: Minimum of One year of experience working in a clinic or mental health facility setting is preferred.

3. Skills:

Have a working knowledge of medical terminology, recovery planning, and the ramifications of substance abuse
Excellent oral and written skills with orientation to detail
Knowledge of recovery resources available from the government and the immediate community.
Familiarity with general procedures found in mental health facility operations.
Ability to maintain detailed caseload notations and required yearly trainings.
Physical Requirements:

1. Employee must be able to frequently (up to 65% of the time) sit, stand, walk, and climb stairs (if an elevator is unavailable).

2. Must be able to frequently (up to 75% of the time) talk, listen and speak clearly in person, on the phone, and through telehealth portals.

3. Must be able to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 10 lbs. in weight on occasion (up to 35%).

4. Must be able to travel (up to 60% of the time) and provide their own transportation with valid license and insurance.

Must maintain valid Texas driver license & vehicle liability insurance. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen & background check.

Peer Support Provider Wanted

Want to work for a company that offers a supportive environment, values a collaborative approach, and encourages autonomy? Are you looking for a job where you will know your work is important? Child and Family Guidance Center is the place for you!

About CFGC

Child & Family Guidance Center (CFGC) is a non-profit that has been dedicated to providing mental health services to both adults and children since 1896. The agency is the oldest child guidance center in Texas and 2nd oldest in the nation. CFGC has 9 locations across the DFW metroplex and is still growing.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger!

Benefits

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance
Short and long term disability
Health Savings Account (HSA)
401K
Paid vacation, sick, personal day, and 12 holidays
Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program qualification
Clinical supervision
Free CEUs
$3,000 to $5,400 Incentive can be earned per year
Job Summary:

We are looking for a full-time Peer Provider to provide services to the families we serve at our Corsicana clinic. Peers are individuals who are homeless or who have previously been homeless, and may have a history of mental illness or substance use disorder. A Peer Provider is someone with at least one year of personal experience successfully navigating the path to recovery and re-entry into the community.

Services provided by a Peer Provider include serving as a role model, conducting support groups, participating in wraparound services, and giving one-on-one support through regular meetings with clients. They also help clients navigate systems including Social Security Administration, Snap program, food banks and other community resources. Peer Providers need to be capable of exhibiting competency in personal recovery, conveyance of coping skills, and serve as an advocate by providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Access to a quality Peer Provider is instrumental in engaging clients as an active participant in their recovery process following life-changing events. A Peer Provider’s personal experience is critical to establishing a trusting relationship and earning the respect of clients while ensuring each person is heard and their individual needs are met.

Essential Duties:

1. Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery through the use of 1-on-1 and group sessions. During these sessions the Peer Provider supports clients in identifying goals, developing a recovery plan, and creating a path to achieve that plan while modeling effective coping strategies and providing resources throughout the recovery process.

2. Aid clients in working with a case manager and/or treatment team in determining the steps needed to take in order to achieve self-directed recovery goals while teaching the value of every individual’s recovery experience.

3. Independently or with periodic assistance of relevant mental health professionals; utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and/or groups where discussions may be helpful in identifying common problems in daily living and offer proven methods used to manage and cope with these problems.

4. As one who has dedicated themselves to mental health services, the Peer Provider may share their own recovery story, experiences, and what skills, supports, and resources they used in directing their own recovery.

5. Conduct ongoing individual and group sessions as a forum that allows the Peer Provider and group members to teach each other how to deter negative self-talk, identify and overcome fears, and safely express their experiences as a means to regain emotional, physical, and mental balance.

6. Support clients vocational choices by assisting them in job selection that corresponds with their strengths, and helping to overcome job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, provide insight to successful interview demeanor, and assist in building social skills that will enhance job acquisition.

7. Help obtain and instruct on how to use various support services that suit the individual’s recovery plan by providing information for staff, community resources and groups that may be useful. Community resources may include but not limited to: Social Security Office, Department of Family and Children services, local YMCA, public libraries, restaurants, service organizations, apartment complexes and other types of housing, etc.

8. Support clients in developing empowerment skills and combating stigma through self-advocacy during regular meetings with individuals or group sessions. Through the use of role playing/modeling techniques, the Peer Provider presents opportunities for others to show/demonstrate how they have handled similar problems, increase situational and self awareness, and how to handle problems that may arise when interacting with others.

Job Qualifications:

1. Education: Minimum education required is a high school diploma or GED

2. Experience: Minimum of One year of experience working in a clinic or mental health facility setting is preferred.

3. Skills:

Have a working knowledge of medical terminology, recovery planning, and the ramifications of substance abuse
Excellent oral and written skills with orientation to detail
Knowledge of recovery resources available from the government and the immediate community.
Familiarity with general procedures found in mental health facility operations.
Ability to maintain detailed caseload notations and required yearly trainings.
Physical Requirements:

1. Employee must be able to frequently (up to 65% of the time) sit, stand, walk, and climb stairs (if an elevator is unavailable).

2. Must be able to frequently (up to 75% of the time) talk, listen and speak clearly in person, on the phone, and through telehealth portals.

3. Must be able to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 10 lbs. in weight on occasion (up to 35%).

4. Must be able to travel (up to 60% of the time) and provide their own transportation with valid license and insurance.

Must maintain valid Texas driver license & vehicle liability insurance. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen & background check.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $12.00 per hour

Benefits:

401(k)
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
Schedule:

8 hour shift
Ability to commute/relocate:

Dallas, TX 75235: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
Experience:

Peer Support Specialists: 1 year (Preferred)
Addiction counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location

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