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ACT Certified Peer Specialist

Company: Mental Health Resources Inc
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Full Time Saint Paul, MN, USMental Health Resources, Inc.

Fostering hope, health and recovery for those affected by mental illness and substance use disorder.

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Mental Health Resources, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and employees who reflect the population we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


ACT PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Saint Paul Office

$20.07/hr starting pay increased based on education/experience.

As a member of the ACT team, the ACT Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist shares responsibility for providing the rehabilitation services and supports necessary to assist each person as they work toward their goal of recovery. This position promotes individualized recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction; and promotes a culture where the person's points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment. The ACT Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist provides strengths-based education and skill-building services in a variety of areas, including participating in community resources, building relationships and encouraging community-based activities.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working as a team, in concert with each person to develop an individualized plan of services and supports (Individual Treatment Plan) that will enable each person to live as independently in the community as possible. Services and supports might include activities such as assisting with skill development in the following areas: budgeting, housing, transportation, hygiene appointments, relationship building, symptom management, medication administration and obtaining or maintaining benefits.
  • Maintains awareness of each person's medication adherence plan and provides services to assist client in carrying out the plan; evaluates adequacy of plan, reports problems and recommends modifications as needed
  • To the extent requested by the person, provide collaboration and education to significant others and family members who are interested in assisting them in their recovery process
  • Advocate on behalf of each person to assure the protection of their rights and privacy, as well as assure that they understand the complaint and grievance procedures
  • Treat all people with dignity and respect, providing services that are respectful of age, gender, and culture
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and consultation to individuals and their families to promote recovery and wellness management strategies, self-advocacy, self-direction, and assist in developing advance directives
  • Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action to encourage wellness and resilience
  • Assure that all changes in the person's status or needs are communicated promptly to the team to enhance continuity of care
  • Assure that services are provided as developed by the individual and team as documented in the Individual Treatment Plan
  • In case of illness or crisis, provide coverage for team members to assure and maintain continuity of care for each person served
  • Participate in all scheduled staff meetings and trainings, unless excused by your immediate supervisor
  • Provide consultation to team members and promote a culture where the person's points of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into treatment
  • Act in a manner to assure confidentiality and privacy that complies with MHR policies and procedures
  • Assure that all MHR documentation is completed on time and within MHR policies and procedures

    Minimum Education & Experience:
    • Must be at least 21 years of age; have a primary diagnosis of mental illness; be a current or former consumer of mental health services; and have successfully completed the DHS-approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam
    • Must meet one or more of the following:
    • Is qualified at the Mental Health Practitioner level as defined by Minnesota Statute 245.462, subdivision 17
    • Has at least 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of peer services to persons with mental illness
    • Has at least 4000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness and an additional 2000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of peer services to persons with mental illness

      Benefits Offered:
      • Intensive two week initial orientation program AND on-going in-house training program
      • Health insurance (including family health coverage) with employee costs in the top 6% of most affordable health care options. Competitive dental insurance.
      • Automatic enrollment in retirement plan after 1 year with up to 4.5% employer contribution
      • 9 paid holidays and 18 days accrued PTO during your first year
      • iPhone and laptop computer provided
      • Annual performance-based pay increases
      • Mileage reimbursement at the IRS rate
      • MHR is committed to working towards racial equity and combating racism
      • MHR is a tobacco free workplace promoting health & wellness for the individuals we serve and our employees

        PM19 PI133336299

Keywords: Mental Health Resources Inc, St. Paul , ACT Certified Peer Specialist, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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