UnityPoint Health

Peer Support Specialist-Recovery Center-BHGMHC

Requisition ID
2017-37280
Category
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
US-IA-Waterloo
3251 W. 9th Street
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Waterloo
Department
Recovery Center
IA
FTE
.25
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Varies

Overview

The position serves as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team for the Integrated Health Home.  The peer support specialist's primary responsibility is to encourage consumers on taking control over their own health and wellness, promoting the concept of whole health. 

Responsibilities

Providing support services and serving as a consumer advocate.  The peer support specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in their own recovery process and role model competency in ongoing coping skills.

Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent.

Lived experience with a serious mental illness with demonstrated stability in recovery.

Knowledge of and experience in working with adults with mental illness.

Complete Peer support training and certification within 6months of hire date.

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