Job Function: Peer Support Services are consumer centered services with a rehabilitation and recovery focus designed to promote skills for coping with and managing psychiatric symptoms while facilitating the utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of community living skills. Activities included must be intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the consumer’s individualized treatment plan. The structured, scheduled activities provided by this service emphasize the opportunity for consumers to support each other in the restoration and expansion of the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in recovery. Peer Support Service is a face-to-face intervention with the consumer present. Services can be provided individually or in a group setting. The majority of Recovery Specialist contacts must occur in community locations where the person lives, works, attends school, and/or socializes. Hours of Peer Support Services will be in response to client need. The Recovery Specialist will receive training that includes, but is not limited to, an orientation to mental illness, medications, general treatment approaches, attendant care activities, dealing with emergency needs, basic counseling skills, CPR, First Aid, MAB, Suicide Assessment, Working with Addicts and Professional Standards and Ethics. In addition must complete a state approved standardized basic training program. Individual must self-identify as a present or former consumer of mental health services.
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Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Valeo Behavioral Health Care, Human Resources, 5401 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Valeo gives an incentive for Spanish speaking applicants. Valeo is an EOE.