Pecan Valley Centers
Job LocationErath / Hood County – , TX
Position TypeFull Time
Salary Range$15.52 – $17.00 Hourly
Peer Specialist provides encouragement, hope, assistance, guidance, and understanding to support clients in their recovery. Peer Specialist provides peer support services; serves as a consumer advocate; provides consumer information and peer support for consumers in an outpatient setting. Peer Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. Peer Specialist will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Must be familiar with and/or willing to be trained in trauma-informed care. This includes understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Peer Specialist is under the direct supervision of the LPHA of the Director of Specialized Services and general supervision of the Peer Support Coordinator. Provide vision driven hope and encouragement to support clients in their recovery and assist them in connecting to the community. Share personal recovery experiences and develop authentic peer to peer relationship. Offer instructions and support to help people develop the skills they need to facilitate their individual recovery yet does not give advice to consumers. Educate and support clients in the use of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan. Complete all required documentation in the required time frame and safely transports (center vehicles will not be driven) consumers as needed and as appropriate.
Education: High School Diploma or GED
Certification: Must be able to obtain Peer Provider Certification within 6 months of employment
Experience: At least one cumulative year of mental health services for a disorder that is treated in the target population for Texas. Individual must demonstrate the ability to maintain their stability in recovery for no less than two years.
A valid Texas driver’s license and good driving record are required along with a copy of a valid auto insurance card.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, squat, lift 25 pounds, sit for an extended period, and reach overhead.
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