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Certified Peer Support Specialist / QP

Company: RHA Health Services
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

We are hiring for:
Certified Peer Support Specialist / QP

If you are a positive and personable individual looking for a satisfying and fun opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people with intellectual, developmental disabilities, and people facing mental health, and substance use challenges, join our team at RHA Health Services!

Provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues. Certified Peer Support Specialists also provide essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each individual's point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation , and community self-help activities. This position may serve as an advocate for the person supported. Performs a wide range of tasks to assist the people supported in regaining control over their own recovery processes. These interventions are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and achievement of the highest level of functioning in the community. Functions as a role model of competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills.

Pay: $18

Schedule: Flexible

Job Responsibilities

  • Modeling effective coping and self-help techniques to individuals
  • Providing empowerment skills and support in successful recovery living
  • Assisting individuals in finding resources, advising of processes, and encouraging follow through with proposed resolutions, locating social activities, or provide other assistance as needed
  • Leading peer support groups with individuals served
  • Supporting/assisting individuals in daily decision making and resolution of minor problems
  • Facilitating social opportunities in the community
  • Fostering development of healthy relationships by encouraging participation in community activities
  • Sharing personal story of recovery and resilience to instill hope Position Requirements:
    • Must be a Certified Peer Support Specialist in NC or PA
    • 2 years experience working with individuals with behavioral health issues preferred
    • Bachelor degree in Human Service and 2 years experience or Bachelor degree in non human service and 4 years of experience.
    • Valid driver's license, auto insurance and reliable transportation Pre-employment screening:
      • Complete criminal background
      • Name checked in the registries. (OIG exclusions database, Child Abuse Registry, and Offenders Against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities)
      • Drug testing
      • Education verification and other credentialing based on position requirements.
      • Proof of employment history or references (if required)
      • Positions that require driving Proof of driver's license, driver's insurance, and vehicle, IF required for providing transportation for individuals. We offer the following benefits to employees:
        • Payactiv: early access to the money you've earned from hours you've already worked, before payday!
        • Employee perks and discount program: to help you save money!
        • Paid Time Off (full-time employees only)
        • Health/Insurance (full-time employees only)
        • 401(k) retirement savings program
        • Wellbeing Programs: Physical, Emotional and Financial
        • Chronic Disease management programs for hypertension and diabetes (for qualifying employees)
        • Training: Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities
          *contract/contingent workers and interns do not qualify for any of the above benefits

          EEO Statement RHA is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, we provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our solutions center.

          About RHA:

          At RHA Health Services, we help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and/or substance use needs live their best lives. Our mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment while creating opportunities for personal outcomes.

          For over 30 years, the people we serve and support have remained at the very center of everything we do. RHA currently provides services in North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and New Jersey.

          If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.

Keywords: RHA Health Services, Winston-Salem , Certified Peer Support Specialist / QP, Other , Lexington, North Carolina

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