Job requires travel within a 50 mile radius of Orlando. Must live in Orlando, FL.
Serves as an advocate and role model by sharing coping skills and providing recovery and resiliency related information. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist and support members in directing their own lives and their personal recovery process. The ideal candidate is working towards becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS) through the state certification board.
Essential Functions: -Works in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge to complete the qualification towards becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. -Provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services by performing tasks designed to assist members in navigating multiple systems and regaining control over their lives through individual recovery planning and wellness self-management. -Assists in identifying members’ recovery goals to help members realize improved personal health outcomes through shared decision making and health literacy/education activities. -Provides information and supports to assist members in effectively participating in developing a plan of care, engaging in team-based planning, and facilitating a Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) and Peer Support Whole Health and Resiliency (PSWHR) as needed based on member’s choice. -Models and collaborates to develop problem solving techniques with individuals. -Shares resiliency and recovery-oriented educational materials. -Employs strategies to engage members who do not keep important follow-up appointments to identify barriers and obstacles and collaborate to find solutions. -Meets members in inpatient settings and assist in identifying what lead to the crisis and in implementing relapse prevention strategies and assist in transitions from different treatment settings and levels of care. -Links members to community-based peer, parent, and family support services. -After completion of training, manages a roster of members independently under the guidance of management. -Serves as champion and a resource for resiliency and recovery principles, strategies and tools. -Other duties as assigned.
Experience / Education Required
Peer Specialist Apprentice, work under the guidance of a Recovery Support Navigator (RSN) that is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS). Serves as an advocate and role model who shares coping skills and provides recovery and resiliency related information. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist and support people in directing their own lives and their personal recovery process. The ideal candidate is working towards becoming a CPRS through the state certification board, and working toward full-time Peer Specialist employment in community based agencies.
Additional Job Description
-Must have a vehicle in good, working condition with the ability to work in the field regularly.
-Must be able to pass a drug test and background screening
-Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
-Ability to summarize and document findings in electronic health record.
-Must be in recovery from a mental health/substance use condition. This means you have the ability to talk about your condition, to live independently in the community, and to offer helpful tools and resources you have used. It often means that you haven\'t been hospitalized or had legal problems as a result of your mental health condition for more than one year. You may experience symptoms, however, those symptoms no longer interfere with major functioning in most life activities in a significant way.
Hours / Days: 20 hours/week - Part Time Wages: $15+/hour Start Date: ASAP