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Peer Support Specialist - Fellowship

Company: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

Why work at Bert Nash Center: Caring. Hope. Giving back. Do these words resonate with you? If so, please keep reading. Our goal at the Bert Nash Center is to build a healthier community by responding to needs and working to restore lives. We accomplish this by believing in our team. Each person that works for the Bert Nash Center contributes directly to the success of our clients, organization, and community. Our values of compassion, integrity, and equity reflect in everything we do. We want our team members to excel at work and thrive away from work. Because of this belief and our value for each of our team members, the Center offers the best benefits package possible at a very reasonable price. Our benefits program's flexibility recognizes diversity as it encourages each employee to design their own benefits plan based on their individual needs. The following information describes the fringe benefits available to full-time and part-time (working 20 hours or more) employees. Your Benefit Choices include:

  • Tobacco Free Campus
  • Fitness Club Membership discounts
  • 401k
  • Medical/Dental/Basic Vision Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Optional Vision
  • Optional Accident Insurance
  • Optional Cancer Policy
  • Optional Short-Term Disability
  • Optional Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Retirement (KPERS)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Personal, Holiday, Bereavement) What to expect: The primary responsibility of the Peer Support Specialist - Fellowship will be a contributor to the development of peer support services in a variety of settings/agencies in Douglas County as a part of the Douglas County Peer Fellowship Program. The Peer Support Specialist Fellowship will provide engagement, support, intervention, and coordination of care to patient/client/clients through a multidisciplinary collaborative service approach. Some responsibilities include:
    • Provide peer support to patient/client/clients who present for services primarily related to mental health and substance use disorder in different agencies across the county to include but not limited to: a) Provide information and facilitate development of relationships with individuals, support/mutual aid groups, and service providers when appropriate. b) Follow up via phone, email, or in person when peers agree. c) Manage Boundaries in relationships and make adjustments in accordance with treatment team.
      • Provide support to families and allies of patient/clients who present for services primarily related to mental health and substance use disorder including providing information and education about the treatment and/or recovery process to these individuals when appropriate and other services in accordance with treatment team/agency goals.
      • Collaborate, advocate, and provide consultation to members of the identified team, including all staff to enhance skill and effectiveness in treating patient/clients. Honor professional boundaries with these individuals and provide education about the treatment and/or recovery process.
      • Provide timely care coordination, treatment recommendations and progress of patient/clients including documentation in patient/client charts, and through verbal feedback.
      • Advocating and assisting in the coordination of integrated out-patient/client care needs and make appropriate referrals and follow up as needed.
      • Assisting clients by promoting engagement in treatment.
      • Complete all paperwork and electronic medical record (EMR) entry associated with services provided as indicated. We want you: To be successful in the job, we are looking for a person with the following:
        • High School diploma or GED;
        • Ability to pass required security background checks;
        • Reliable transportation and a valid, unrestricted driver's license;
        • Be a consumer of behavioral health services
        • Thorough understanding of confidentiality and the unique issues that this entails in "peer to peer" relationship

Keywords: Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence , Peer Support Specialist - Fellowship, Other , Lawrence, Kansas

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