UnityPoint Health

  • Peer Support Specialist-Integrated Health Home

    Requisition ID
    2018-51811
    Category
    Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
    Location
    US-IA-Waterloo
    Address
    3251 W. 9th Street
    Affiliate
    2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
    Salary Minimum
    USD $9.00/Hr.
    City
    Waterloo
    Department
    Integrated Health Home
    State
    IA
    FTE
    .60
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    M-F 8am to 12:30pm
    Work Remotely within the US
    Yes
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Part Time Benefits
  • Overview

    This position is responsible to respond 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.  The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing support services and serving as a member advocate. The Peer Support Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist members in their own recovery process and role model competency in ongoing coping skills.

     

    ThIs position requires that you have a lived experience with mental illness

    Please submit a cover letter with your personal experience with  mental health recovery.

     

    $9.00/hr

    Responsibilities

    This position is responsible to respond 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.  The Peer Support Specialist is responsible for providing support services and serving as a member advocate. The Peer Support Specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist members in their own recovery process and role model competency in ongoing coping skills.

    Qualifications

    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

     

    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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