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Peer Support Specialist; Trauma; 335

12201 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA Req #598
Monday, May 18, 2020

The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) offers peer support to individuals as someone who has similar life experiences and acts as a positive role model of someone in trauma recovery. The PSS is a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in assessment of needs and development of treatment plans. The PSS will also do the following.

 

  • Support the individual being served with creating their own person directed recovery plan.
  • Provide a listening, supportive presence for those working with the ACT, IPS Supported Employment, and EASA Teams and will offer follow-up support to connect individuals with a full range of resources in the community.
  • Provide services in a variety of settings, which may include home visits, community, treatment facilities, office visits, and other related settings.
  • Offers follow-up support to connect individuals with a full range of resources in the community to assist individuals in maintaining stability and control over their own lives.

 

General Description:

  • Meets with peers in the community setting and their homes to establish and maintain positive, trusting relationship; attends group sessions, if available, for clients to support client growth and recovery.
  • Assists clients in identifying their personal recovery goal.
  • Assists peers in exploring strategies that increase satisfaction and wellness with SAMHSA’s eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual.
  • Models and teaches communication skills, recovery-oriented living skills, effective coping skills, and self-help strategies to individuals and groups.
  • Assists peers with identifying and engaging various community resources and supports.
  • Documents peer support work, including up-to-date documentation associated with assessment, treatment, patient’s progress and other activities.
  • Assists in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for client and staff.
  • Practices and is competent in preventing escalation, and works to prevent physical and mechanical restraint techniques, avoiding crisis situations or neutralizing crises in progress.
  • This position will not participate in mechanical restraint or restraint training.
  • Transport patients to and from the trauma recovery center.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and insurance coverage with limits of $300,000.
  • Ability to provide full copy of insurance policy to review any exclusion. Attend community fairs and collaborate with other agencies to gather information about referral sources and distribute information about Circle Health Services.
  • Promotes effective communication within and between departments through teamwork.
  • Attends departmental and Circle Health all staff meetings.
  • Contributes to departmental and organizational decision-making through active participation.
  • Works effectively and positively with co-workers, and volunteers. Other duties, as assigned.

 

Work experience and requirements

  • Meets with peers in the community setting and their homes to establish and maintain positive, trusting relationship; attends group sessions, if available, for clients to support client growth and recovery.
  • Assists clients in identifying their personal recovery goal. Assists peers in exploring strategies that increase satisfaction and wellness with SAMHSA’s eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual.
  • Models and teaches communication skills, recovery-oriented living skills, effective coping skills, and self-help strategies to individuals and groups.
  • Assists peers with identifying and engaging various community resources and supports.
  • Documents peer support work, including up-to-date documentation associated with assessment, treatment, patient’s progress and other activities.
  • Assists in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for client and staff. Practices and is competent in preventing escalation, and works to prevent physical and mechanical restraint techniques, avoiding crisis situations or neutralizing crises in progress. This position will not participate in mechanical restraint or restraint training
  • Abide by all regulations that govern Circle Health Services

 

 

Education/License Requirements

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 12201 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA