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Behavioral Health Peer Specialist

Company: San Ysidro Health Center
Location: chula vista
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) will provide 1:1 support and education to individuals with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED). The PSS will provide support and recovery training to individuals receiving services. The PSS will also assist in the implementing/ creating a recovery environment and acts as an advocate for the needs and rights of every individual. The PSS is expected to demonstrate his/her abilities, education, work ethics, and life skills with peers. Provides general office support as assigned. Works with individuals to assist them in accessing appropriate support services and entitlements, medical care, community resources, and family support systems in an effort to facilitate recovery and rehabilitation.

Essential Functions of the Job:

* Is well versed in resources available in the region. Supports the "No Wrong Door" philosophy. * Acts as program ambassador. Performs collateral interviews as indicated. Assists clients with intake packet materials. * Provides peer support to engage individuals in a recovery partnership and assists in identifying participant's hopes and dreams and the solutions they are seeking. * Teaches recovery and life skills using recovery tools. * Models hope, personal responsibility and self-advocacy to demonstrate how recovery goals can be respectfully met and how a belief in self is maintained. * Assists in developing natural supports and community living. * Cultivates connectedness in the person's life (self, others, the environment, and to meaning and purpose). * Coordinates with the individual's clinical team and other supports to arrange services or resources to help the individual achieve their goals. * Completes clinical documentation as required. * Facilitates Peer to Peer Recovery Groups or Patient Advisory Groups. * Collaborates to foster a team culture that respects, recognizes, and acknowledges each client's point of view. Ensures client choice and self-determination in treatment planning. * Provides peer counseling and consultation to clients, families, and team members. Informs/consults program management regarding crises and/or unusual or critical incidents. Responsible for documentation specific to services provided. * Assist and support outreach activities in the community as directed (i.e. Health Fairs, School Based Events, etc.) * Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

* Attends trainings offered by SYHC's Training and/or Behavioral Health Department to improve and increase competencies in the areas identified by the Program Manager and/or Lead staff. * Attends trainings on Cultural Diversity to identify personal cultural values, assumptions and beliefs; understands how these beliefs may lead to stereotyping various cultural groups and affect client care and decision making; demonstrates competency in this area. * Attends training on the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC) model as directed. Shows competence with the model and its principles and welcomes and serves individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD). * Documents training in the Center's training log. * If driving is required for this position, must meet all requirements outlined in our driving policy. * Performs other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

Job Requirements:

Education Required (Minimum level of education):

High School Diploma or GED

Certifications/Licenses Required:

California Drivers' License in good standing & proof of insurance

Experience Required (Minimum level of experience):

Must have lived experience: you are living with behavioral health challenges and are grounded in your recovery.

Verbal and Written Skills Required to perform the Job:

Bilingual (English and Spanish). Good written and verbal communication.

Working Traits:

Superb organizational ability and exceptionally analytical.

Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:

Experience and knowledge with Microsoft Office software.

Equipment Used:

Computers, phones, vehicles, copy machines and fax machines, etc.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

Long Irregular hours. May work in an office environment or behavioral health facility. May have contact with individuals who are agitated and/or confused. Prolonged periods of sitting, and constant walking and standing. Driving and occasional travel required.

About Us

San Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire family.

The organization was founded by seven women in search of medical services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later, San Ysidro Health now provides innovative care to over 92,000 patients through a vast and integrated network of 34 program sites across the county. San Ysidro Health could not serve our patients without the dedication of our passionate and hardworking employees.

Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!

San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to reace, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

* Pay Type Hourly

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* 1061 Tierra Del Rey, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA

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