UnityPoint Health

Peer Support Specialist-Recovery Center-BHGMHC

Requisition ID
2021-91866
Category
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
3251 W 9th St
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
Salary Minimum
USD $15.20/Hr.
City
Waterloo
Department
Recovery Center
State
IA
FTE
.3
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
varies, weekday and weekend hours about 25 hours for 2 weeks
Work Remotely within the US
No
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time No Benefits

Overview

The peer support specialist for the Mental Health Recovery Center is responsible to support and enhance the lives of those diagnosed with Mental Illness by providing empathy, hope and support for peers on a mutual journey of recovery.

Responsibilities

Patient Education

  • Utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups.
  • Teach peers how to identify and combat negative self-talk and teach them how to identify and overcome fears.
  • Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience.
  • Lead as well as teach consumers how to facilitate recovery dialogues and/or self-management plans for that members can attain personla Health goals.

 

Relationship Building

  • Greet peers when they enter the Recovery Center.
  • Promote healthy, positive and recovery oriented peer to peer interactions.
  • Visit one on one with peers for extra support as needed.
  • Support peers in crisi

 

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. Write, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
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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