Peer Support Specialist - Behavioral Health Charlotte ACTT:
Carolinas HealthCare System

151506-en_US
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte North Carolina
Healthcare
Description

Job Req ID: 151506

Position Number: 00130470

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Day

Shift Details: Monday -Friday 8a - 5p

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: ACTT I

Location: Behav Health Charlotte

Location Details:  BH Charlotte

 

 

 

Job Summary
The Peer Support Specialist utilizes their lived experience with the healing process of recovery from psychiatric, traumatic, and/or substance use challenges to offer assistance and support to promote another peer�s own personal recovery. The Peer Support Specialist has been trained to assist others in initiating and maintaining long-term recovery and enhancing the quality of life for the individuals they work alongside. A Peer Support Specialist is assigned to a behavioral health unit and works in collaboration with the treatment team.

Essential Functions
  • Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Interacts with program participants and co-workers with empathy, and respect maintaining dignity and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the procedures for responding to a crisis both for the individuals served and person providing peer support services.
  • Uses trauma sensitive communication skills to engage clients.
  • Demonstrates the ability to conduct daily life skills groups following the guidelines and principles of Recovery and Trauma Informed Care.
  • Educates the client with treatment team input regarding potential referral sources to coordinate services for clients.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of HIPPA and obtains signed releases of information prior to sharing information.
  • Demonstrates the ability to disengage from their relationship with whom they are working.
  • Demonstrates the ability to document clearly, concisely, and accurately all individual and group meetings.
Physical Requirements
Works in various community environments (homes, hospitals, emergency rooms, group homes, assisted living facilities) and in an office setting, with exposure to potentially combative and hostile clients. Work requires frequent moving from one area to another, including use of company vehicles, answering pages, and coordinating and communicating with other staff persons in various disciplines and agencies. May transport clients to placement when appropriate to facilitate the transition.

Education, Experience and Certifications.
High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor�s degree in a relevant human services field preferred (such as social work or psychology). Successful completion of Certified Peer Support Training Program within 6 months of hire. Maintains peer support certificate per state standards. CPI and CPR required on a yearly basis for those working on an inpatient unit. Previous personal experience with the treatment of psychiatric illness is preferred. Previous experience working with the SPMI population preferred. Must have good therapeutic communication skills. Ability and willingness to work as a team member. Must have good communication skills and the ability to read and write. Must have computer skills sufficient to document in an electronic medical record. Must complete defensive driving class annually.

 

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.

 

As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.

 

Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer

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