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Peer Support Specialist - Full Time (Week-ends)

Department: 3407 NAS-Recovery Treatment
Location: San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

PURPOSE

The Peer Support Specialist uses their lived experience in mental health recovery to assist other adults in their mental health recovery.

 
TASKS

Under supervision and as part of a support team, provide peer-to-peer services to consumers, assisting them to achieve their recovery goals 

  1. Assist consumers with linking to appropriate internal and external services (housing/employment/independent living, etc.), and navigating systems essential to recovery and growth 
  2. Establish and develop appropriate consumer relationships of trust, hope and empowerment by sharing own lived experiences to facilitate achievement of consumersí recovery goals; provide community outreach. 
  3. Ensure clinical documentation is submitted in accordance with Center standards and meets all designated requirements 
  4. Other duties as assigned

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Self-identified as having direct personal experience living with mental illness and recovery, with a primary diagnosis of mental illness or dual diagnosis, and/or with homelessness. 
  3. At least one year of experience working on recovery and able to manage own wellness 
  4. Agree to disclose own mental illness diagnosis for the purpose of educating, role modeling and providing hope to others about the reality of recovery. 
  5. Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office programs and systems databases. 
  6. Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and      CHCS policies
  7. Must maintain a valid driverís license and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the Companyís auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company business 
  8. Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting up to 12 lbs. and      supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the floor without assistance.
  9. Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in various care. The employee must be able to regularlylift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to occasionally transfer a consumer.

 PREFERRED 

  1.  Experience working in an organization providing mental health and/or homeless services
  2. Strong professional verbal and written communication skills 

 Physical Requirements/Demands = 1

 
1 = Primarily Direct Patient Care
2 = Primarily Office Work
3 = Primarily Physical Work

 Compensation Package 

Recruiting and retaining talented individuals is important to us. At the Center for Health Care Services, we are committed to providing our employees with a total compensation package that includes competitive pay, affordable health and wellness benefits, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities and generous retirement savings options.

We have wide range of career opportunities and hope you will join us in our mission!

Apply online today at: www.chcsbc.org 

The Center for Health Care Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer