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Peer Support Specialist

Company: Staffmark Investment, LLC - Staffmark Group
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Job Description:

Peer Support and Engagement Specialist Have you ever needed support in a crisis or recovery situation and now want to give back? We have a rewarding opportunity for someone with two years of experience active participation in the recovery process to work full-time within Crisis Services. -Crisis Services is located in the newest building on the DuPage County Campus in Wheaton and provides 24/7 crisis mental health services to county residents who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis or are in need of additional support for symptoms of mental illness. -Crisis services staff work as a team to deliver quality care, and a quick response to residents in need. Minimum of High School diploma required. This full-time position will work on the overnight shift. -The schedule includes working Monday through Thursday, -from 9:00 PM until 7:00 AM. - -Shift differentials apply to this off shift position as well as a Retention Bonus! - Can you say benefits? - This position offers a full, DuPage County, benefit package which includes -12 paid holidays, -3 weeks of paid vacation -per year and -paid sick time. - This is also a -pension eligible -position and offers eligibility for the -Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program. - - Responsibilities

  • Responds in the community to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis as a member of a two-person response team. -Referral sources may include law enforcement, hospitals, individuals or their family members, CARES/SASS. -
  • Assists in de-escalation of clients experiencing a mental health crisis through engagement with client and coordination with team member providing clinical intervention
  • Establish rapport, share experiences and strengthen engagement with the individual experiencing the crisis. -
  • Role model positive recovery behaviors with clients in Behavioral Health programs. -
  • Provides skill building and case management to clients with high need.
  • Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification
  • Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws
  • Willingness to self-disclose personal lived experience in mental health or substance use recovery (or both) for the benefit of the supporting the individuals receiving services. -
  • Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures
  • Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality
  • Completion of required documentation within established timeframes, through use of an Electronic Client Record
  • Participates in team meetings to assess clients' progress
  • Participates in emergency response activities as assigned ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Position requires individual with lived experience and will need to obtain the Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) credential within one year of hire. -The CRSS is a credential for those who provide mental health or co-occurring mental illness and substance use recovery support to others. A person with the CRSS credential uses unique insights gained through personal recovery experience.

Keywords: Staffmark Investment, LLC - Staffmark Group, Wheaton , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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