New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
  • Adult Services Unit
  • Fort Pierce, FL, USA
  • Full Time

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Peer Specialist provides peer support services to clients.  Promotes recovery, empowerment, self-determination and decision making.  The Peer Specialist  provides essential expertise and consultation to the team members and promotes a competent culture that enables each person's point of view and preferences be recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment rehabilitation, support and community self help activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be or have been a consumer of mental health and/or substance abuse services. Good oral and written skills.  Dependable mode of transportation for work related travel.  Ability to work independently, while collaborating with other team members.  Understanding of Recovery & Resiliency.  Valid and current Florida Driver's License required.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement. 
Must be able to apply CARE techniques without limitations.
 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1.0 Provides peer support services for an assigned group of clients coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team (ITT).  Provide individual supportive coaching and monitoring of symptom management.  Educates and supports clients' and families, and advocates for clients' rights and preferences.

1.1 Models and provides side-by-side growth to encourage client achievement of treatment goals.  Offers peer counseling as appropriate and as documented in the treatment plan.
1.2 Documents client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
1.3 Participates in daily scheduled staff organizational meetings and treatment planning review meetings.
1.4 Participates in recreation/social activities with clients.
1.5 Participates in providing mental health and substance use treatment services.
 
 
2.0 Offers peer counseling as appropriate and as documented in the treatment plan.


3.0 Participates in gathering information to include in the inpatient assessment of psychiatric history, physical health, social development, activities of daily living, family structure and relationships.

 
4.0 Provides individual supportive coaching and monitoring of symptom management.

 
5.0 Educates and supports clients' families and advocates for clients' rights and preferences.
 
 
6.0 Provides transportation to consumers as needed.
6.1 Verbalizes, understands and adheres to Agency transportation policy and procedures.
6.2 Maintains current and valid driver's license.
6.3 Automobile insurance is maintained at 100% of time.
 
 
7.0 Performs other duties as requested.
7.1 Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.

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