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Peer Support Specialist- First Psychosis Program

Company: Careerbuilder US
Location: Orlando
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

As a Peer Specialist at Aspire Health Partners, your job purpose will be to provide multitude of essential functions regarding assistance of Clients in a non-restrictive environment. These functions includebut are not limited topromoting recovery and resiliency through providing individual and group peer support services to Clients & families, and maintaining necessary documentation, records and communicating effectively verbally and in written format. Most importantly, all functions must be completed while maintaining high standards of ethical and professional conduct while adhering to agency policies and procedures. The Peer Specialist works closely with INPSYTE participants and family members, is fully integrated into the multidisciplinary team, and is familiar with the guiding principles and components of the INPSYTE model described in the Team Manual. While the Peer works closely and jointly with other team members and attend team meetings, their primary role is to support program participants through direct engagement and through advocating for them in the context of the team. Peer Specialists are not junior clinicians. Instead, the frame of what peer support can specifically contribute in a given situation guides our work. Due to their life experiences, Peer Specialists in an INPSYTE team have a unique skillset and frame of reference for working with participants and families that should complement the other clinical roles on the team. Peer Specialist Roles : 1. Outreach/Engagement/Bridge Building : Helping to facilitate engagement with the INPSYTE team by forging strong connections with participants and families, undertaking outreach activities designed to promote community awareness of INPSYTE services, encouraging help-seeking, and at times serving as a bridge between team members and participants when they experience ambivalence about treatment. 2. Relationship Building : Developing authentic, meaningful relationships with individuals and families through empathy, sharing experiences, listening and collaborating with genuine curiosity and interest. 3. Embracing Creative Narratives : Peer Specialists need to be able to understand, share and discuss multiple frameworks for understanding life experiences such as psychosis with participants and the rest of the INPSYTE team. We will intentionally use language in the service of listening to understand and making space for complex personal stories of recovery and resilience. 4. Co-Creating Support and Wellness Tools : Collaborate with participants to clarify their personal visions and develop their wellness toolkit. Along with other team members, support participants in strengthening their self-awareness, building life skills, and connecting to resources and community outside of the INPSYTE team. 5. Influencing Team Culture : Whenever possible, positively influencing the team culture by advocating for clients, promoting a youth friendly approach and encouraging the use of recovery oriented language. INPSYTE Peer Specialists also work actively within the team itself to help build an environment that operates from a belief in the human potential to grow and an understanding of human diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled Job Requirements: Position qualifications: Ability to receive and maintain a(n) Level II Background clearance Acceptable Motor Vehicle Registration driver's license record in accordance with the underwriting guidelines set by Aspire insurance company as described in the AHP Corporate Transportation Policy 3.9.1 High School Diploma Must be eligible for certification as, Certified Recovery Support Specialist within 1 year of employment, certified preferred Other qualifications: Have progressed in their own recovery from alcohol or other drug abuse or mental disorder and is willing to self identify as a peer

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