Our Company Overview Our operational team members focus on efficiently meeting the needs of our clients across various lines of business. If your passion is to ensure quality care to help our clients live their best life we encourage you to apply today! Responsibilities The Certified Peer Specialist works as part of a Forensic Assertive Community Team that provides care and treatment for clients that are experiencing significant mental health/psychiatric symptoms, who are demonstrating significant functional impairments, and who may have co-occurring chemical dependency and or personality disorder. Peer Specialists are fully integrated team members who provide highly individualized services in the community and promote client self determination and decision making. - Peer Specialists provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each client's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities. - The practitioner has a two focused level of responsibility: First, for the care, welfare, treatment, and safety of the clients as individuals. Secondly, for the facilitation of a work and a treatment culture that promotes trans-disciplinary team work, professionalism, cultural competency, and adherence to best practice principles and interventions. - The Peer Specialist has responsibility for client specific and program outcomes. Primary duties may include providing peer support in recovery, individual counseling, skills teaching, group work, coordination with the team, participation in treatment planning, illness management and recovery. - FACT is an adaptation of the assertive community treatment model designed to serve people with a serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system. It features a collaborative relationship between the mental health professionals and the criminal justice agencies. Qualifications - Holds a bachelor's degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university. Preferred experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness. Upon completion of 4000 hours of supervised experience, the Peer Specialist would be eligible to do case management activities; such as assessment and treatment planning. - This position requires only that license which may be required based on education and standards determined by educational/degree guidelines. All Peer Recovery Specialists are supported in gaining certification as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner and Certified Peer Specialist. The agency encourages staff to seek license at the highest standard permitted by his/her education and experience. About our Line of Business ResCare Community Living has four decades of experience in the disability services field, providing support to individuals who need assistance with daily living due to an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability. Our community living services are provided in 27 states with several thousand programs and a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including: Community Living, Adult Host Homes for adults regardless of disability, Behavioral/Mental Health Support, In-home Pharmacy Solutions, Telecare and Remote Support, Supported Employment and Training Programs, and Day programs. For more information, please visit www.rescarecommunityliving.com. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Recommended Skills Mental Health Mental Diseases Radiation Treatment Planning Psychiatry Rehabilitations Peer Support Apply to this job. Think you're the perfect candidate?
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