Do you have a desire to work for an organization driven by empowerment and full inclusion? Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is one of the largest employers in the region; with the mission to empower those with disadvantages and disabilities to improve their quality of life. We employ over 600 associates just in our retail stores alone. GESMV also offers over 40 programs and services to the community ranging from job readiness programs to assistive technology services. We are always looking for driven, enthusiastic people to join our team.
Peer Recovery Supporter
The function of this position is to provide Peer Recovery Support to people experiencing mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Collaboration and communication with Montgomery County ADAMHS, OMHAS, community behavioral health providers, and GESMV staff is essential in this position. Employees are expected to value highest ethical standards, quality clinical care, and good customer service. We also value quality communication skills in a collaborative, multidisciplinary and often multi-agency environment.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Responsibilities supervised by an appropriately licensed practitioner include:
1. Informs clients of limits to confidentiality and rights regarding services delivered.
2. Provides Peer Recovery Support services within supervised scope of practice in collaboration with clients.
3. May refer clients for emergency consultation and crisis assessment intervention.
4. Maintains efficient and timely documentation of services within GESMV Behavioral Health guidelines.
5. Integrates services and/or makes referrals to appropriate professionals or outside agencies as indicated.
6. Participates in the assessment of programs needs and peer review, as well as cooperates with performance improvement and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) as defined.
7. Performs community outreach, information and referral, and education assignments, as well as consultation services as approved by supervisor.
8. Complies with confidentiality and protected health information rules including HIPPA.
9. Attends community meetings, GESMV staff meetings, in-services, case conferences, supervision sessions, etc., as scheduled.
10. Complies with all Agency policies, procedures and safety standards throughout work areas and maintains same to meet CARF, Department of Labor, and other regulatory standards.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned, including support activities as needed to augment functioning of the agency.
Must be certified as a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter. Must maintain up-to-date CPR and First Aid certifications.
Experience as a person with the lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorder. One year of experience providing Peer Recovery Support services is preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee must maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record acceptable to Goodwill's liability insurance provider. If at any time the employee is unable to maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to GESMV’s liability insurance provider, they must immediately notify Human Resources. Must maintain proof of having auto insurance.
Must maintain the ability to pass a criminal background check and random drug screens.
Skills & Abilities
1. Excellent Peer Recovery Support skills
2. Must possess the ability to evaluate and advocate for the behavioral health needs of clients
3. Familiarity with and/or interest in furthering understanding of mental health related issues and recovery principles as well as the impact on the individual and surrounding community
4. Leadership and mentoring skills
5. Strong verbal and written communication skills
6. Excellent interpersonal skills
7. Computer skills, including WORD, Excel, and ability to use an electronic health record (CareLogic)
8. Demonstrate initiative, as well as, the ability to work cohesively within a team
9. Ability to show care, warmth, patience, and nurturing to the target
10. Displays good customer service skills with clients, internal colleagues, and our community at large
11. Ability to work within budget and funder guidelines
12. Ability to assist with publicity and outreach activities
13. Skill in collecting the necessary data for outcome reporting
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all employment decisions, including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions, and terminations.