DSRIP Peer Support Specialist
JPS Health Network
Req #: 23872
Category: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Division: Behavioral Health
Employment Type: Full Time
Compensation Type: Hourly
Facility: Trinity Springs Pavilion for Psychiatric Services
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX
Job Description:Description: The DSRIP Peer Support Specialist will serve as an advocate; provide consumer information and peer support services to consumers and their families in order to assist in the process of patients maintaining their personal recovery and wellness.
Supports consumers in articulating the objectives necessary to reach their recovery and wellness goals.
Supports consumer in determining recovery and wellness interventions based on consumers’ life goals.
Utilizes peer oriented techniques with patients. Techniques could include: teaching patients techniques, such as keeping wellness journals or recovery inventories; meeting with patients individually and in recovery support groups, conducting panel presentations to provide the patient perspective to physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students and other hospital staff; conducting evidence?based self-help training sessions with patients. (Examples of EBPs include Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), Chronic Disease Self-Management).
Supports non-consumer staff in identifying program environments that are conducive to recovery; lend their unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible.
Informs consumers about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process.
Works collaboratively with treatment team members.
Refers and assists clients in obtaining necessary supportive services and provide input concerning service shortfalls and successes.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:Self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; or a family member of an individual who is a current or former recipient of addictions or mental health services.
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
Certification in Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) required but may be obtained 90 days subsequent to hire.
BCLS certification required but may be obtained 90 days subsequent to hire.
Required Specialized Training:
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
Preferred Education and Experience:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
Certification as a Peer Support Specialist.
1500 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76104
To apply for this job please visit jobs.jpshealthnet.org.