Certified Peer Support Specialist

  • Houses of Hope of Nebraska, Inc.
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Case Management Licensed Professional Licensed Substance Abuse Professional Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

Houses of Hope is hiring for a full time Certified Peer Support Specialist at our short term residential program at Touchstone. The Peer Support Specialist serves as a member of the Touchstone team who has experience as a recipient of behavioral health services and offers insight as an expert in the recovery process, symptom management, and client choice. The ideal Peer Support Specialist will model appropriate skills and behaviors while working actively at a team member.

Job Requirements

 **Per Executive Order 14042 all of House of Hope employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination is required. 

Qualifications: 

High school diploma and two years of experience working with adults with severe and persistent behavioral health challenges. Educated in recovery principles (formal training in a recognized peer support program (CPS) preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and possess excellent organizational skills. Interpersonal skills must reflect a tolerance and understanding of people with varied backgrounds, and the ability to build strong relationships while maintaining appropriate work boundaries. Must have received services for diagnosed behavioral health issues and have a well-established program of own recovery. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.

Physical Requirements: Professional/office job involving sitting (some walking or standing), movement around between program facilities, and minor exertion of up to 10-15 pounds to lift, carry, push pull or otherwise move objects commonly found in an office setting.

General Duties: Serve as a member of the Touchstone team who has experience as a recipient of behavioral health services. Offer insight as an expert in the recovery process, symptom management, and client choice. Model appropriate skills and behaviors. Work actively and cooperatively as a team member. Ensures consumer confidentiality and accurate electronic medical record documentation.

Specific Duties:

1. Provide peer counseling and support, promote hope, empowerment, advocacy and problem solving with clients.

2. Suggest appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided. Provide vision driven hope and encouragement to support people in their recovery.

3. Inform persons in service of available service options and choices. Promotes the use of natural supports and resources in the community and assists with creating those connections.

4. Assists individuals in navigating the behavioral health services system.

5. Provide support, outreach and resources to individuals waiting to enter the program.

6. Work with individuals one-on-one and in groups to provide recovery training and outreach. Facilitate peer focused, supportive, recovery oriented groups (WRAP, Resiliency, Community Connections, etc.)

7. Assist with waitlist, intake orientation, and consumer engagement.

8. Attends ongoing training and staff development opportunities to keep abreast of current issues related to job responsibilities. Maintain compliance with agency trainings/certifications.

9. Demonstrate knowledge of HIPPA requirements and confidentiality regulations. 

Loan Forgiveness?

Yes