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Peer Engagement Specialist

Peer Engagement Specialist

Category 
Clinical
Type 
Regular Part-Time
Department 
Madison Outpatient
Work Schedule 
20 hous/week

More information about this job

Overview

The Peer Engagement Specialist position will provide structured, scheduled activities that promote socialization, recover, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.

Responsibilities

  • Create a plan with clients and families to overcome barriers and challenges in engaging in services
  • Refer and link clients to appropriate resources that can aid in removing barriers to treatment
  • Engage clients and families in a discussion regarding lack of participation in treatment and assist in identifying barriers to participation and possible solutions
  • Complete required documentation and data entry in a clear, accurate, and timely fashion

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus up to 12 mos. specialized training
  • CHW/CRS Certification or able to obtain within 6 months of employment. For details of the certification requirements go to http://www.certifiedrecoveryspecialist.org/ and www.chwcrs.org 
  • Previous directly related work experience desired but not required for job