Job: Adult Outpatient Peer Specialist

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Jobing Description

To serve as a mentor for others with mental illness as each person pursues his/her individual Recovery journey.

  • Teach/mentor consumers on illness management.
  • Demonstrates ways to become empowered and self-responsible.
  • Supports others in learning how to make good choices for themselves.
  • Resource acquisition including assisting consumers with application for benefits, basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, medical, dental care, legal, vocational, psychiatric services, etc.
  • Co-facilitates groups.
  • Submit 90% of PTD forms within 3 working days.
  • Identify risk factors including lethality and/or decompensation and coordinate appropriate and timely handoff to facilitate intervention by AOP clinical staff or the emergency team.
  • Coordinates with internal and external providers to assist consumers in reaching their goals.
  • Promotes consumer engagement in therapy with clinical staff.
  • Exhibits enthusiasm, respect, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work      environment
  • Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for consumers.
  • Provide self-help recovery services (WRAP, Pathways to Recovery).
  • Demonstrates ability to work with consumers with diverse backgrounds.
  • Timely response to phone calls, e-mails and other requests.
  • Participates in team meetings and planned activities.
  • Attends all trainings and supervision sessions as requested by the supervisor.
  • Position reports directly to the Manager of AOP Peer Specialists Program.
  • Participates in special projects e.g. MHFA, CSR, Recovery survey, IDDT calls, dispatch, presentations, Recovery training for staff, meeting with new board members, etc. as determined by the Director.

Skills / Requirements

Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge of Recovery-based concepts.

Good Communication Skills. Good Organization Skills. Personal Resilience.

Personal History as Consumer of Services. Current Colorado Driver’s license and DMV Background Clearance to Transport Consumers, Basic Computer Skills.

Bilingual helpful but not required.

Important Notes

For consideration, submit a cover letter and your resume online today.

Please use the form below to apply.

 

Jefferson Center values diversity and encourages people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to apply. JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V and a TOBACCO FREE AGENCY.

 

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Tobacco cessation treatment services are available to all Jefferson Center employees and are available to Jefferson Center consumers through the Jefferson Center Wellness Department. Updated information on tobacco cessation treatment options can be found on the Jefferson Center portal (on the Radar) and website at www.jcmh.org.

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