The Peer Support Specialist I provides support and recovery training to individuals receiving services. The Peer Support Specialist I also assist in implementing/creating a recovery environment and acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every individual.
• Provides peer support to engage individuals in a recovery partnership and assists in identifying participant’s hopes and dreams and the solutions they are seeking.
• Teaches recovery and life skills using recovery tools.
• Models hope, personal responsibility and self-advocacy to demonstrate how recovery goals can be respectfully met and how a belief in self is maintained.
• Assists in developing natural supports and community living.
• Cultivates connectedness in the person’s life (self, others, the environment, and to meaning and purpose).
• Coordinates with the individual’s clinical team and other supports to arrange services or resources to help the individual achieve their goals.
• Completes clinical documentation as required.
• Understands and adheres to RI International compliance standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
• Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required.
• Basic computer skills.
• Lived experience requiring mental health and/or substance use services.
• Ability to teach/train recovery information and recovery tools.
• Effective communication skills.
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• If driving is required for this position, must meet all requirements outlined in RI International driving policy.
• If not qualified to drive per driving policy, a Non-Driver Attestation form must be signed.
A Direct Service Competency Checklist must be completed as part of the new hire onboarding process.
May include work close to the eyes and substantial motions of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, handling, finger dexterity; eye-hand-foot coordination, use of corrected vision; color vision; use of auditory senses. May be required to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
May work in an office environment or behavioral health facility. May have contact with individuals who are agitated and/or confused.
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Education High school diploma or equivalent
Successful completion of Peer Employment Training thus obtaining Certification as a Peer Support Specialist required.