Peer Support Specialist

  • Full Time
  • McKinney, TX, USA
  • Salary: $12.00 (then to $14.00 per hour after Peer Support training completed.)
  • Full Time
  • McKinney, TX, USA
  • $12.00 (then to $14.00 per hour after Peer Support training completed.) USD / Year
  • Salary: $12.00 (then to $14.00 per hour after Peer Support training completed.)

LifePath Systems

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LifePath Systems
1515 Heritage Dr.
McKinney, TX  75069

Attn: Human Resources
Fax: 972-562-8220
Email: HRDepartment@lifepathsystems.org
Employee Benefits
LifePath Systems seeks caring and innovative staff eager to respond to the challenges of a changing health care system.

Benefits include:

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Options
Designated Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Extended Illness Leave
Tuition Reimbursement
Payroll Direct Deposit
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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Peer Support Specialist
Location: McKinney, Texas, United States
Full-time
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Peer Support Specialist will work under supervision and as part of a multi-disciplinary team support team that includes LPHA’s, QMHP’s, and prescribers to assist individuals in services to move toward recovery.

Peer support Specialists are not clinicians, but work alongside, complement, and enhance the work of the clinical team. By drawing on their own lived experience navigating behavioral health systems can inspire hope and model relationships built on respect, trust and validation.  By sharing their own lived experience, peers help individuals to enhance wellness, create strategies for self-empowerment, and take concrete steps toward building fulfilling, self-determined lives for themselves. Walking alongside the individual on their journey, the peer support provider is an ally and advocate for individuals with mental health concerns. This mutuality, often called “peerness” promotes connection, builds rapport, and inspires hope.

Peer Support Specialist will be able to assist and support the individual in identifying and developing community and natural supports while also sharing community resources that are available to the youth.

Peer Support Specialist will collaborate with the team to ensure that services and agency culture are trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent, and person driven.

This is a part time position that will be office, home, and community based. Will require travel within Collin County for service delivery. Individuals may be expected to travel out of town for a week to attain Certified Peer Specialist credential, if needed. All travel will require use of personal vehicle.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE

Must have either 1) a High School Diploma; OR 2) a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) issued in accordance with the law of the issuing state.
Additionally, must have at least one cumulative year of receiving mental health community services with a primary diagnosis of mental illness or dual diagnosis.
Must have at least one year of experience working on own recovery. 
ESSENTIAL TASKS & STANDARDS

Provide Peer Support Services to eligible consumers.  Services may include skills training, peer support, medication education & support, or outreach & engagement services.
Establish and develop appropriate consumer relationships of trust, hope, and empowerment by sharing own lived experiences to facilitate achievement of consumers recovery goals.
Documentation Responsibilities
Understands and implements trauma informed care practices.
Demonstrates effective problem solving skills.
Teamwork/Cooperation
Appropriate Use of LifePath Systems Equipment and Materials
Provide crisis services and problem-solving assistance to staff and individuals in BH program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

Knowledge, experience, and proficiency in using standard Microsoft Office programs and systems databases.
Strong professional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively partner with individual and team members.
Must have a willingness to disclose their lived experience, where appropriate, for the purpose of empowerment.
Must be willing to work flexible hours that are convenient for individuals.
Just have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
Knowledge of mental health disorders and recovery concepts.
Must be willing to attend Certified Peer Specialist training and other meetings and trainings as needed.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS

Must have valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Must be able to complete all LifePath Systems training.
Must be able to provide at least 3 professional or educational references. 
BENEFITS

Salary Range: $12.00 (then to $14.00 per hour after Peer Support training completed.)       

Shift Hours: M- F Hours will vary to accomidate the needs of the individuals. 

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, FSA, 401(k), voluntary benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI), and Holidays.

If interested please complete an online application at LifePath Systems Job Openings and attach your resume

Equal Opportunity Employer

LifePath Systems is an equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans). We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement.

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To apply for this job please visit www.lifepathsystems.org.

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