Peer Support Specialist
Company: RI International
Posted on: January 23, 2023
$20-$23/hr. Back End Days (7am-7:30pm, every Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, and every other Wednesday) Summary of Job: The Peer
Support Specialist I provides support and recovery training to
individuals receiving services. The Peer Support Specialist I also
assists in implementing/creating a recovery environment and acts as
an advocate for the needs and rights of every individual. Essential
Duties and Responsibilities: ---Provides peer support to engage
individuals in a recovery partnership and assists in identifying
participant's hopes and dreams and the solutions they are seeking.
---Teaches recovery and life skills using recovery tools. ---Models
hope, personal responsibility and self-advocacy to demonstrate how
recovery goals can be respectfully met and how a belief in self is
maintained. ---Assists in developing natural supports and community
living. ---Cultivates connectedness in the person's life (self,
others, the environment, and to meaning and purpose).
---Coordinates with the individual's clinical team and other
supports to arrange services or resources to help the individual
achieve their goals. ---Completes clinical documentation as
required. ---Understands and adheres to RI International compliance
standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of
Interest Policies. ---Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual
must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge,
skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
---Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining
Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required. ---Basic
computer skills. ---Lived experience requiring mental health and/or
substance use services. ---Ability to teach/train recovery
information and recovery tools. ---Effective communication skills.
---High School Diploma or equivalent. Driving Requirements: ---If
driving is required for this position, must meet all requirements
outlined in RI International driving policy. ---If not qualified to
drive per driving policy, a Non-Driver Attestation form must be
signed. A Direct Service Competency Checklist must be completed as
part of the new hire onboarding process. Physical Demands: May
include work close to the eyes and substantial motions of the
wrist, hands, and/or fingers. Frequent sitting, standing, walking,
handling, finger dexterity; eye-hand-foot coordination, use of
corrected vision; color vision; use of auditory senses. May be
required to lift up to twenty (20) pounds. Work Environment May
work in an office environment or behavioral health facility. May
have contact with individuals who are agitated and/or confused.
Employment Type: Full Time
Keywords: RI International, Chantilly , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Chantilly, Virginia
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