Peer Support Specialist

Salary: Pending on experience

Job Description: ReDiscover is seeking a Peer Specialist to add to our Peer Services Program!

WHO WE ARE

ReDiscover has been known for over 50 years as a non-profit community mental health center in southeastern Jackson County, Missouri with a mission of delivering efficient and cost-effective treatment for the people we serve.  Our diverse team of over 700 employees is “Passionate About People” as we support our community, specifically those whose lives have been affected by a mental illness or substance use. With over 29 programs across 20 different locations in Lee’s Summit, Raytown, and Kansas City, ReDiscover offers a wide variety of career opportunities for individuals like you looking to make a difference throughout the area!

WHAT WE DO

The Peer Services program is an expansion program dedicated to outreaching and connecting clients to services for mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Our Peer Services provide support to clients using personal experiences to build rapport and engage in services that are offered.

At ReDiscover, while every day is different, a typical day may include the following roles and responsibilities:

Supports ReDiscover's Behavioral Health Urgent Care program in Raytown, Missouri. 
Shares lived experience of resilience and recovery and models successful recovery behaviors for individuals with a mental health diagnoses and/or a substance use disorder.
Links clients with support groups and other community resources, which may include connecting with health & wellness activities, finding and maintaining employment, or other activities that would support clients’ recovery goals.
Works within an interdisciplinary team to develop and modify individual client treatment plans.
May participate and/or facilitate mutual support and education groups within specific ReDiscover programs.
May assist with client transportation, which could include transporting individuals in personal vehicle.
Utilizes non-traditional means to connect with clients, which may include street outreach.
Safeguards Protected Health Information (written and electronically) and maintains confidentiality.  This may include providing written documentation.

Location: Lee's Summit, MO

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Requirements:  We are focused on your development and will spend time helping you continue to grow as a Peer Support Specialist.  However, here are some things that you will need prior to starting with ReDiscover:

High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
A valid automobile driver’s license, appropriate automobile insurance and a safe, reliable, registered automobile available for use during work.
Must have life experiences with mental illness and have received Mental Health services.
Must have successfully completed the Peer Specialist training through the Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB) and successfully passed the certification exam.  Individuals who are non-certified at time of hire may be given a specific timeframe to attend training and obtain initial certification.
Must also satisfy requirements for external community partners. 
Excellent customer service skills with a recovery focus.
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Intermediate computer skills in typing/keyboarding, Microsoft Word and Excel programs as well as GSuite.

To Apply: Please Submit a resume and cover letter to: chobbs@rediscovermh.org chobbs@rediscovermh.org