Peer Support Specialist, Mobile Crisis Team

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Mobile Crisis Unit
Hours: 20 Hours/Weekly
Shift: First Shift

The Certified Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) provides services to individuals with mental health/substance use disorders. Under direct supervision, the Peer Recovery Supporter will function as a role model to peers pursuing recovery; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as an advocate, provide information about peer support in outpatient and inpatient settings. The Certified Peer Recovery Supporter performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers in regaining independence within the community and ownership over their own recovery process. This position will specific work on the Mobile Crisis team, and respond to community needs as they are referred to the Mobile crisis team.

Responsibilities

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Certified Peer Recovery Supporter (PRS) provides services to individuals with mental health/substance use disorders. Under direct supervision, the Peer Recovery Supporter will function as a role model to peers pursuing recovery; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as an advocate, provide information about peer support in outpatient and inpatient settings. The Certified Peer Recovery Supporter performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers in regaining independence within the community and ownership over their own recovery process. This position will specifically work on the Mobile Crisis team, and respond to community needs as they are referred to the Mobile crisis team.
  • Case Management actively identify and support collaboration within the health system(s) of healthcare as well as community resources (communities of recovery, educational, vocational, social, cultural, spiritual resources, mutual self- help groups, professional services, etc.)
  • Actively engages supportive social networks available to individuals. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across the health system(s) and in the community resource Development/Linkage.
  • Link individuals to appropriate treatment and other professional resources Identify access
  • Adhere to the tasks and responsibilities specific to the department, service, and/or clinic.
  • Provide hope and encouragement to patients at varying levels of involvement in community-based activities (e.g., work, school, relationships, physical activity, self-directed hobbies, etc.) Provide recovery education to individuals for every phase of the recovery journey from pre-recovery engagement, recovery initiation, recovery stabilization, and sustained recovery maintenance.
  • Provide a model for people in recovery by demonstrating that recovery is possible Assist individuals to develop their own plan for recovery by identifying their personal interests, goals, and strengths regarding recovery.
  • Maintain contact by phone and/or e-mail with recovering person(s) before, during and after they leave the program to ensure their ongoing success; provide re-engagement support in partnership with others in the program(s) if needed.


Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma/GED Required