Peer Specialist

Pennsylvania

Remote position available

Job Description

This position provides non-clinical, evidence-based peer support services, serves as a member advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for members. This position performs a wide range of tasks to assist with care coordination designed to assist members in regaining control over their own lives through individual recovery planning, wellness self-management, and strengthening resilience to improve personal health outcomes. This position will role model competency in recovery, resiliency, and wellness practices.

This is a remote and field based position working in the community daily.

•Assists in identifying recovery goals to help members realize improved personal health outcomes through shared decision making and health literacy/education activities.
•Provides information and support to assist members in effectively participating in developing a plan of care, engaging in team-based planning and facilitating co-creating of 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 members.
•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.
•Promotes community participation/inclusion as a strategy to prevent avoidable hospital admissions.
•Links members to community-based peer, parent, and family support services.
•Serves as champion and a resource for resiliency and recovery principles, strategies and tools.
•Documents all interactions according to company standards.
•Travels to meet members within the community.


Minimum Requirements:
- HS /GED diploma
- PS State Peer Support Certification
- PS State driver's license and a vehicle with the ability to drive in the position.

General Job Information

Title

Peer Specialist I

Grade

17

Job Family

Clinical Services Group

Country

United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date

10/1/2018

Date Requisition Created

9/28/2018

Minimum Qualifications

Education

High School (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

CPRS/CPS/CPSS/CRPS/PRSS, Peer Specialist, State Requirements - Care Mgmt

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements

Responsibilities

- Knowledge of local system of services, resiliency and recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans, wraparound process, and community-based peer, family and parent support organizations and services.- Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.- Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings; must be able to draw from your own experiences.- Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans.- Have an understanding of wellness strategies, coping skills, and collaborative process.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

“I receive a high level of support from our Senior Management Team to execute on our vision. They are always accessible and approachable, something I’ve found to be very unique to Magellan.”