The eligible register developed from this posting may be used to fill future FT and PT vacancies within this classification.
The Certified Peer works as part of the Adult Mental Health Unit, which provides short term and long-term care and treatment for persons experiencing significant mental health/psychiatric symptoms. In addition, we serve those who are demonstrating significant functional impairments, and who may have co-occurring substance use disorders. Certified Peers are fully integrated team members who provide individualized and group services in the individuals residence and the community and promote person-served self-determination and decision making. Certified Peers also provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each person's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities.
Assesses strengths, challenges, resources, and goals (i.e., recovery capital) across multiple life domains.
Creates goals and develops recovery plans to support clients as they transition to the community.
Uses recovery-oriented practices such motivational interviewing.
Provides peer support to those experiencing mental health symptoms.
Provides quality program services to the individuals served in a professional manner.
Completes required documentation according to program standards and timelines.
Provides guidance, encouragement, education, and skill building around wellness planning, crisis planning, and self-advocacy to support the client's recovery goals.
Acts as a liaison between the clinical team and clients to ensure each clients needs and preferences are understood and honored whenever possible.
Demonstrates leadership and advocacy skills and has a strong dedication to recovery.
Provides services that help clients identify their strengths to reach their goals.
Works the hours and/or shifts assigned and begins and ends work on time.
Requires equivalency of a high school diploma or GED and 2 years of supervised experience in the delivery of services to people with Mental Illness, DD, ID or TBI. Must have a current DHS certification as a Certified Peer Specialist OR Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. A valid driver's license and a reliable form of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities are required.
Preference given for post-secondary education in behavioral science or related field, background or experience working with individuals with a mental health diagnosis, ability to speak a second language, knowledge of and experience with person-centered strategies, demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively in cross-cultural settings, and previous experience working in an electronic health records system.
Selection for this position will be based on a minimum qualifications screening and rating of training and experience. Top candidates will be forwarded to the hiring manager or supervisor for consideration for interview and/or additional assessments. Final selection will include a background check and approval by the County Board.