Peer Specialists work alongside professional team members to provide a living example of hope that recovery is possible for others living with disorders. Peers' personal experiences can be a valuable asset to the clinical team. Their first-person knowledge and their stories of recovery enhance and extend services, as well as infuse clients with hope and self-determination.
Peer Specialists provide flexible services that are customized to the needs of the client and that allow the peer to act as a role model of recovery. Peer Specialists assist professional team members in the delivery of conventional health services and a service model built on principles of mutuality, empowerment, and informality.
Peers in the Housing Outreach Program will assist individuals in public housing to maintain housing by engaging housing residents with assertive outreach. Peers in this program will share a vision of hope as well as resources and support. Peers will assist in connecting individuals with ongoing mental health services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS
Establishes and maintains positive, ethical, and professional working relationships with clinical team members, clients, and outside organizations. Relates to a wide variety of people including members of ethnic and sexual minority populations and is respectful of individual and cultural differences.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS
To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to sit at a desk for four or more hours a day, and use office equipment, including phones and computer keyboards, for four or more hours per day. Individuals must be able to engage vendors, team members, clients and others over the phone and in-person by voice. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential position functions.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above position description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position. Team members will be required to follow any other position-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an ?at-will? basis.Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: Recruitment@Sound.Health