| On Location / In Office
$18 - $18/hr.
The Jewish Board’s Community Behavioral Health treatment programs provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based services to individuals and families in the communities we serve. Our staff use a culturally affirming, person-centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall functioning, to instill hope, and to strengthen resiliency. Our programs work closely with community partners to address health disparities in our neighborhoods while also celebrating the strengths and resiliency of our communities.
The Peer Specialist provides PROS program participants with supportive psychiatric rehabilitation services that facilitates their full integration into the community. The program aims to help each participant achieve their chosen life goal related to housing, work, education and/or building their socialization skills. The services are provided using a recovery-oriented, person-centered, strengths-based approach with the goal of empowering individuals to improve their quality of life, achieve personal life goals as they take a more active role in their community. The Peer Specialist will draw on their lived experience with mental illness to model the recovery process for program participants by supporting them to articulate their goals for recovery, learn and practice new skills and monitor their progress in effectively overcoming mental health barriers.
Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide concrete service delivery to clients as per program needs.
- Lead and co-lead a variety of recovery-oriented groups, especially on topics of self-advocacy, work and entitlements, daily living skills, independent housing skills, prepare participants for employment and support their ability to maintain employment
- Meet individually with participants as needed to provide additional support, facilitate problem-solving and implementation of tasks
- Communicate with collaterals and other agency staff to support consistent and effective service delivery
- Participate in team meetings, supervision, Initial Case Conferences and discharge planning meetings
- Complete all documentation for services provided, outreach efforts and collateral communications within program time-frames.
- Develop, implement, coordinate and monitor a range of client-centered activities
- Develop and maintain a Participants’ Resource Manual of community based recovery resources.
- Take a leading role with the Consumer Advisory Board to train, model and support program participants to develop and practice their own peer advocacy skills.
- May be assigned additional tasks and duties as needed for the program and participants’ service needs
- Ability to articulate the program’s philosophy, mission and goals to a varied audience via presentations and meeting participation.
- Demonstrate sound judgment and good decision-making skills to reasonably manage unexpected events
- Ability to effectively present information to clients and staff in verbal and written formats.
- Attend trainings, meetings, case conferences
- Other duties as assigned