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Peer Support

Company: Community Medical Services Holdings, LLC
Location: lake havasu city
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITES

Uses past experiences to provide individualized, ongoing guidance, coaching, and support to individuals seeking or in active recovery.
Assists clients in identifying effective coping techniques, self-help strategies, and increasing social support networks.
Observes all rules of confidentiality relating to clinical information and treatment, both internally and externally.
Adheres to deliverable timelines, both internally and externally.
Works in a variety of settings (jails, drug courts, residential facilities, medical offices, etc.) providing support, guidance, and education for individuals seeking or in active recovery.
Maintains constant professional standards by observing guidelines established within the CMS Code of Ethics.
Facilitates or assists in group settings to promote harm reduction and recovery.
Completes necessary activities and documentation related to grant funded projects, where applicable Some travel to other clinic locations or community events may be necessary. Up to 25% travel possible. Time and travel compensated.
Some weekend and holiday shifts may be required from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Certification and Experience Requirements

Must be 21 years of age Requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. College level coursework and/or Associates degree with an emphasis in Human Services, Counseling and Psychology preferred but not required. Must have prior experience as a Recovery Coach or similar. Commensurate experience in another agency is preferred. Peer Support or RSS training certificate of completion required within 90 days of hire. An equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to behavioral health is acceptable.
Experience with substance abuse, seriously mentally ill, and/or general mental health required.
Current Driver License andMotor Vehicle Clearance (clean driving record for 39 months).
Related experiencein behavioral health either as a recipient of services, a family member of someone receiving services or primary caregiver of a service recipient is essential to this position. Knowledge of behavioral management, de-escalation methods, crisis intervention, and defusing techniques to prevent violent behavior harmful to self or others and the ability to apply these techniques to a client population in various levels of crisis.
Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.
Ability to perform duties with a minimum of supervision.
Experience working with multi-cultural and low socio-economic individuals.
General knowledge & aptitude for working independently with adults of mixed ethnic groups.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking preferred Certification through an approved Peer Support Employment Training Program or ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire.

Tools and Equipment Requirements

The ability to use a phone, computer, printer, and copier is required.
Frequent use of Microsoft office products, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The ability to use the internet and various web browser software is required. Physical Working Conditions and Office Setting Description

Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.
Manual dexterity using a calculator and computer keyboard.
Requires prolonged sitting, standing, frequent bending, stooping, or stretching.
Some lifting may be required.
Frequent and prolonged typing and frequent and prolonged operation of computer, keyboard, and telephones required.
Requires occasional use of fax machines, telephones, copiers, and other office equipment.
Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Other Conditions

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Keywords: Community Medical Services Holdings, LLC, Lake Havasu City , Peer Support, Other , lake havasu city, Arizona

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