Adult Peer Support Specialist

RiverValley Consulting Services - Owensboro, KY, 42302
June 25, 2020
Full-time Service/Skilled Workers
Job Description
Age Requirement: All applicants must be 18 years of age or older to be considered for employment with RiverValley or its affiliates.
Adult Peer Support Specialist
Acumen Counseling Services
Owensboro, KY 42301
Job Summary:
+ Utilizes and shares personal experiences as a recipient of mental health services to benefit the team and its Participants.
+ Provides peer counseling and consultation to Participants, families and team staff.
+ Acts as a liaison with community resources.
+ Assists in treatment, education, support, and consultation to families and individuals.
+ Participates in the In-Reach Program with the coordinator at various personal care homes.
Minimum Qualifications:
+ Experience working (either in a paid or volunteer position) with individuals with mental illness or similar populations (i.e. homeless, individuals with severe addictions).
+ Associates or Bachelor's degree in human services or related field: OR
+ At least 2 years paid or volunteer work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
+ Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and have access to reliable means of transportation fot job-related use.
+ Current CPR/First aide certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of beginning employment.
+ Peer Specialist Certification strongly preferred or ability/willingness to obtain certification within 6 months of employment.
+ Must have been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness with strong self-knowledge and sufficiently progressed in their own recovery in order to be able to effectively manage their mental illness.
+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
+ Problem solving and conflict resolution/mediation skills.
+ Clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of adults with severe mental illnesses.
+ Computer literate, including basic Microsoft word applications
+ Must be able to hear and communicate effectively in person and over the phone.
Location ID – Cigar Factory Complex (CFC)
Relocation is not provided and travel within the 7-county service region is occasionally required
Eligible for Over-Time: YES
Eligible for Shift Differential: NO
Full-time employees are eligible for: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, and Long-term Disability
Part-time (0.6 and above) and Full-time employees are eligible for: Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, and 403b
Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, and Criminal Background Check
Additional Information: EOE/M/F/VET/