Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center
Peer Specialist (Scheib MH Center, Hays County)
Job LocationScheib MH Center – San Marcos, TX
At Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center our vision is to empower people, foster hope,
support choice, and celebrate success.
Help us help others:
Peer Specialists must have personal life experience with mental illness and be active and stable in the recovery. Candidates also must be willing and able to share recovery story with incoming and current clientele. Provide practical real-world support in coping with life’s day to day demands through modeling and coaching approaches to mental health recovery.
You will get to:
Promote the value of self-help, peer support and personal empowerment to foster Recovery Coach individuals in positive skill-building techniques for improved life management (e.g., problem solving, identifying and overcoming fears and negative self-talk).
Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies
Organize, plan, and facilitate, peer support groups
Effectively manage conflict, promote change and growth, and inspire the development of all individuals served
Look for growth opportunities in the system of care, and voice growth and development ideas to supervisor to continuously improve services provided through peer support
Develop meaningful, innovative and influencing group engagement activities, based on the needs of the individuals of the group; with a “Whole Health” approach
Manage schedule to keep individuals served informed and updated on activities
Assist with outreach, request transportation or permission to provide intake, psychiatry or therapy services via tele-video or Skype.
You’ll definitely need:
Active and stable in one’s own mental health recovery for at least one (1) year
High School Diploma/GED
Current Certification as a Mental Health Peer Specialist – Preferred
Complete online self-assessment and orientation https://www.hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/behavioral-health-services-providers/peer-support-services/certification-peer-support-a-medicaid-benefit
Fill out, save, and upload the attestation that you completed the self-assessment and orientation
Bilingual (English/Spanish) – Preferred
Valid Texas driver’s license and current automobile
We’ll also want you to:
Employ excellent verbal and written communication skills to engage and report effectively.
Maintain a well-organized schedule and travel as necessary to ensure completion of duties.
Maintain accurate and timely collaborative documentation with adherence to HIPPA regulations.
Sustain a calm demeanor when under pressure to handle sometimes difficult situations.
Provide exemplary customer service and care to individuals with their best interest at heart.
Work autonomously to complete assignments within community and HHSC standards with a high level of quality.
Work cooperatively with others and be punctual and consistent in attendance because your people will rely on you!
*Hill Country MHDD Centers will assist with Peer Specialist certification
We’re excited to provide:
Employer paid PPO health insurance plan for employee making less than $40,000 per year, with option to add dependents.
PPO dental plans and vision insurance options for healthy teeth and eyes.
Employer paid life insurance.
403(b) and 457 retirement plan options with company matching (457) to build retirement savings so you can retire someday.
Generous paid time off for fun and vacations and paid sick time for when you’re under the weather.
Authentic and caring environment where folks care about each other.
We can pay you:
$15.00 – $16.48 per hour plus good karma for doing good in the world.
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