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Peer Support Specialist- Adult Outpatient

Company: DuPage County Health Department
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

JOBPeer Support is needed in our Adult Intensive Services unit at our Community Center in Wheaton. We have increased our starting payrate for this position to $15.00 per hour. As a Recovery Support Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting engagement and treatment for behavioral health clients by supporting our Psychosocial Rehabilitation and CST teams. The ideal candidate will be able to provide peer support to clients in order to effectively educate, mentor and link them to available social resources, skill training and healthcare resources. The Recovery Support Specialist will have the ability to role mode positive recovery behaviors and assist in identifying client's needs. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm located at our beautiful Community Center in Wheaton, Il. As a full-time DuPage County employee, you will be eligible for our full comprehensive benefit package which includes: Paid Training12 Paid Holidays per year2 weeks of paid vacationPaid sick/Personal timeHealth Insurance through Blue Cross and Blue ShieldDentalVisionIMRF Retirement AccountAdditional Supplemental Insurance AvailableFlexible spending AccountsPrescription PlansDisability InsuranceThe preferred candidate will be able to assertively and compassionately engage a population that struggles with engagement. Do you love a challenge and project the warmth and sincerity needed to work effectively with clients? Do you have a strong ability to work within a collaborative team approach? Do you have knowledge of harm reduction practices, stages of change and motivation enhancement treatment? If so, then we invite you to apply to become part of our team. EXAMPLE OF DUTIESUse one's personal recovery experiences to facilitate and support the recoveries of others.Plans and organizes social programs to benefit client needs; empowers clients to advance successfully through all phases of recovery.Encourages clients to participate in opportunities to address other healthcare needs including primary care, dental care, etc.; supports clients with establishing personal wellness and healthcare goals.Provides a supportive and secure environment for client activities; engages clients in skill training, socialization or pre-vocational activities and documents attendance and progress.Coordinates public speaking engagements for those who have recovered from illness.Integrates individuals into the community through activities geared toward improving independence and increasing socialization.Participates in client care conferences and/or interdisciplinary team meetings related to an integrated care program; takes part in the implementation of program related goals.Participates in emergency activities as assigned.Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification.Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws.Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTwo years of experience in the behavioral health field, including active participation in the recovery process; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. This position requires a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) certification upon hire or no later than 18 months after date of hire. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Designated positions may be required to obtain certification with health and recovery programming such as Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and/or Health and Recovery Peer Program (HARP), or an equivalent.

Keywords: DuPage County Health Department, Wheaton , Peer Support Specialist- Adult Outpatient, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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