Certified Peer Support Specialist - Las Cruces, NM

Remote NM Las Cruces 88011

Remote position available

Job Description

The peer specialist provides peer support services, serves as a consumer advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for consumers. The peer specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. The peer specialist will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills.

Minimum Requirements
Education: HS/GED
Experience: 1-3 years: Health care environment
Licenses, Certifications, etc.: Certificate of peer supporttraining from a consumer advocacy organization
Other: Knowledge of recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal. Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings. Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans

Preferred Qualifications
Education: Bachelors degree preferred.
Experience: As a mental health or substance abuse advocate preferred. Positive attitude that communicates hope and a recovery orientation. Ability to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data, without loosing empathy. Able to make presentations in team meetings and facilitate discussions. Have a solid understanding of the recovery process and how to use their own recovery story to help others. Received and completed training as peer specialist through a training organization Have an understanding of wellness strategies and coping skills

The peer specialist provides peer support services, serves as a consumer advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery information for consumers. The peer specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. The peer specialist will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills.

Minimum Requirements

Education: HS/GED

Experience: 1-3 years: Health care environment

Licenses, Certifications, etc.: Certificate of peer supporttraining from a consumer advocacy organization

Other: Knowledge of recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal. Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings. Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree preferred.

Experience: As a mental health or substance abuse advocate preferred. Positive attitude that communicates hope and a recovery orientation. Ability to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data, without loosing empathy. Able to make presentations in team meetings and facilitate discussions. Have a solid understanding of the recovery process and how to use their own recovery story to help others. Received and completed training as peer specialist through a training organization Have an understanding of wellness strategies and coping skills

General Job Information

Title

Certified Peer Support Specialist - Las Cruces, NM

Grade

17

Job Family

Clinical Services Group

Country

United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date

4/19/2019

Date Requisition Created

4/11/2019

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Associates

License and Certifications - Required

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

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Must be a self-identified current or former user of mental health/substance abuse or co-occurring services who can relate to others who are now using those services.
  • Must have a vehicle in good, working condition with the ability to travel within the field regularly.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Product Suite.
  • 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.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced environment in order to meet the demands of the organization.
  • 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. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

“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.”