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Peer Specialist.

Company: LSS
Location: Madison
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details Description In addition to base pay, this position qualified for a $3/hr. hazard pay through July 2021.--The Peer Specialist-In Training is responsible for teaching, promoting and role modeling recovery and daily life skills that allow clients the ability to successfully manage mental health and addiction issues, overall wellness and independence. Advocacy and support is offered to individuals through the lens of an individual with lived mental health and/or substance use experiences. Examples of services Expected may include (These are examples, not all inclusive, and all services may not be provided by an individual employee.): Peer Support - Peer support services include a wide range of supports to assist the person and/or the person's family with mental health and/or substance abuse issues in the recovery process. These services promote wellness, self-direction, and recovery by enhancing the skills and abilities of members to meet their chosen goals. The services also help people negotiate the mental health and/or substance abuse systems with dignity, and without trauma. Through a mutually empowering relationship, Certified Peer Specialists and the person/people served work as equals toward living in recovery.Individual Skill Development and Enhancement (e.g. daily living skills - cleaning, hygiene, mentoring of youth, teaching of parenting skills, community engagement) - Individual skill development and enhancement services include training in communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, decision-making, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and other specific needs identified in the member's service plan. Services also include training in daily living skills related to personal care, household tasks, financial management, transportation, shopping, parenting, accessing and connecting to community resources and services (including health care services), and other specific daily living needs identified in the member's service plan. Advocacy - Work with the individual to support and empower their engagement with their treatment and the system.Participation on recovery teams. (provide feedback around service delivery and progress)Crisis assessment and stabilization services - Skill development to reduce or eliminate an individual's symptoms of mental illness so that the person does not need hospitalization. Assist in the transition to a less restrictive placement or living arrangement when the crisis has passed. AGENCY REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees): Must comply with applicable service regulations as well as agency and departmental policies and procedures.Must relate to people of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity.Must support the Mission, Vision and Values of the Agency.Represent LSS internally and externally as a servant leader in thought, words and actions. DIRECT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS (Required of all employees providing direct services): Promote client independence and growth, consistent with the service plan. Provide services using a trauma-informed and person and/or family-centered model. Provide services utilizing agency approved and supported evidence-based practices that have been indicated by the funder and/or agency. Accurately complete time reporting. Essential Duties and responsibilities:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.Under the direction of a supervisor or Certified Peer Specialist the Peer Specialist-In Training will: Develop and teach strategies to promote skills in coping with mental illness or substance abuse, to promote recovery principles, and to wellness and independence.Observe and influence members' behaviors by listening, communicating, and acting as a role model to help improve symptoms of mental health crisis. This may include offering hope through appropriately sharing personal recovery story.Mentoring and group facilitation on specific areas of mental health.Problem solving with members on issues of daily life.Provide support with maneuvering through the county and city systems in order for members to gain independence and become socially/financially responsible in their own treatment. Work in conjunction with other staff to provide basic case management duties to help members find housing and work opportunities.Support and mentor peer specialist's in-training as applicablePerform role in a respectful manner toward internal and external stakeholders Expected to understand productivity expectations and meet those standards that have been established for the role and the programPerforms other duties and special projects as required. PERKS Mileage reimbursementAbility to Contribute to 403BEmployee Assistance ProgramService Awards and Recognition QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.-- EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED Equivalent.Working knowledge based on the area of service focus: omental illness; and/or osubstance use disorder; and/or ocrisis intervention; Knowledge of independent living and recovery philosophyKnowledge of social services in the County and City where services are provided. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Currently enrolled, or eligible to be enrolled, in Wisconsin Peer Specialist Certification course.The incumbent of this position must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret to complete required documentation by established timeframes.--Ability to document in a neat, legible, accurate, objective and consistent manner to reflect the services provided. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels of LSS management and employees, as well as the individual, family, and circle of support. COMPUTER SKILLS/TECHNOLOGY: Working knowledge of computers to allow employee to access computer systems and applications to complete timecards, read and respond to email, and complete required on-line training.--Ability to utilize efficiently an electronic health record(s) for documentation of direct services.Must be able to work on computer and utilize computer applications and programs to effectively complete the job.Ability to work within a variety of ever-changing software packages and computer systems. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to frequently bend/stoop, crouch, climb stairs and kneel. This position will require the ability to access a variety of locations in the community. The employee must react appropriately in times of crisis that may include verbal aggression. The incumbent of this position works in a community environment (home, office, community, etc.). The incumbent will also be exposed to outdoor conditions when traveling on company business. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. TRAVEL: Daily travel may be required. Some overnight travel may be required.LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Qualifications Skills Behaviors : Motivations : Education Required High School Diploma/ GED or better. Experience Licenses & Certifications Required Driver's License Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: LSS, Madison , Peer Specialist., Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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