NHS Human Services, Inc.

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Peer Support Specialist

at NHS Human Services, Inc.

Posted: 10/24/2017
Job Reference #: 5000240213106
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Job Description

Requisition Number

26836

Job Title

Peer Support Specialist

Location

1010 Commons Street-2550C

City

New Orleans

State

LA

Shift

Rotating Shift

Schedule-Week 1

8 am-4:30 pm with occassional week ends on call

Schedule-Week 2

8 am-4:30 pm with occassional week ends on call

External Description

  • Coach program participants on how to develop and practice skills needed to achieve goals outlined in their recovery plan and for maintaining personal wellness.
  • Teach self-advocacy skills. 
  • Willing to share his or her own recovery experience while being aware that each person's road to recovery is unique.
  • Participate in team meetings and promote a recovery perspective.
  • Keep team and supervisors informed of problematic issues, obstacles, and accomplishments experienced by individuals in working toward their respective recovery goals.
  • Initiate and complete WRAP plans
  • Support individuals in the performance of ADLs

Requirements

Minimum -- High School Diploma, l year clinical experience working with adults with severe mental illness. Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system. Will complete Certified Peer Specialist Training. Ability to establish professional relationships with peers. Valid LA Drivers License and appropriate state and federal clearances.