The CSU Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS) is supervised by the Manager, Outpatient Nursing Services Psychiatry and CSU and provides care to patients in crisis utilizing the Robert Young Center principles of Trauma Informed Care. The PRS provides acute care to individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis and uses their own unique, life-altering experience in order to guide and support others who are in some form of recovery. The PSR promotes hope through positive self-disclosure, they role model self-care and the effective use of recovery skills, and they help patients overcome discrimination, stigma and/or trauma. They assist patients in obtaining resources, overcoming barriers, and building protective factors.
COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment.
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Crisis Counseling Support
Coordination of Patient Logistics
Experience: Must able to read, write, and communicate effectively. Must have a lived experience with mental illness. Prefer two years supervised experience in mental health or human services.
License(s)/Certification(s): Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training within 6 months of hire.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving abilities to a wide range of client situations. Able to accurately collect and assess information, understand ethical standards of behavioral healthcare, and utilize teaching/learning theories. Demonstrated excellent communication skills (orally and in writing) and presents self in a professional manner. Able to establish effective consultative relationship with health care providers, outside agencies, co-workers, and the community. Able to work sensitively with clients. Able to handle multiple priorities, maintain composure under stress, and adapt to a fast paced changing environment.
Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) applications