Provides peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to validate clients’ experiences and to provide guidance and encouragement to clients to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery. This member of the multidisciplinary team has responsibility to carry out rehabilitation and support functions and assist in treatment; provides education, support, and consultation to families; and provides crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of staff with professional degrees. Provide mentor and outreach services to Respite clients.
20 hours per week:
- Sunday 12 PM – 8 PM
- Monday 12 PM – 6 PM
- Friday 12 PM – 6 PM
- Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services
- Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential
- Bilingual skills and/or experience with multicultural populations preferred
- Has experience with recovery from psychiatric disabilities
- May have related training (certified occupational therapy assistant, home health care aide) or work experience (teaching) and life experience.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, access to personal vehicle and a safe driving record for transporting clients
- Peer Specialist Certification preferred