UnityPoint Health

Peer Support Specialist-Integrated Health Home

Requisition ID
2021-104081
Category
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
3251 W 9th St
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
City
Waterloo
Department
Integrated Health Home
State
IA
FTE
.5
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
M-F, 1st shift, 20 hours per week
Work Remotely within the US
No
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint Health - Allen

Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center

Part-time; 20 hrs./wk.; 1st shift; Monday - Friday

 

The Peer Support Specialist - Integrated Health Home responds to the needs of adults with a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) using a patient-centered approach which removes silos of care and supports an integrated system.  Responsible for providing support services and serving as a member advocate. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist members in their own recovery process and role model competency in ongoing coping skills.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

Responsibilities

  • Utilizes and teaches problem-solving techniques with individuals and groups.
  • Teaches consumers how to identify and combats negative self-talk and teaches how to identify and overcome fears.
  • Teaches and role models the value of every individual’s recovery experience.
  • Leads and teaches consumers how to facilitate recovery dialogues and/or self-management plans so that members can attain personal health goals.
  • Documents services using the Center’s Electronic Health Record and other Provider Portals as required.
  • Completes of health assessments and other requirements outlined by funders
  • Maintains patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Participates in meeting performance measures and continuous quality improvement activities, including data collection, tracking, and analysis.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures set forth by UnityPoint Health and other funding sources.
  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
  • Develops and assists with monitoring care coordination plans.
  • Promotes patient’s health and ensure that all personal health goals are included in person-centered care management plans.
  • Conducts home visits, contact members by phone, attend meetings, staffing, care plan conferences, etc. related to enrolled members.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Lived experience with a serious mental illness with demonstrated stability in recovery.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Complete Peer Support Training
  • Write, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

Preferred:

  • Experience in working with adults with mental illness. 
  • Certified as a Peer Support Specialist or Peer Recovery Specialist through the Iowa Board of Certification. 
  • Knowledge of community resources.

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