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Peer/Family Support Specialist

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Peer/Family Support Specialist in Placer County

  • Granite Wellness Centers
  • Full time
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  • Placer County
  • 20/12/2019
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We are seeking Peer/Family Support Specialists to assist Prop 47 clients and their families in articulating their goals, support learning and practicing new skills, monitor client/family progress, model effective coping techniques, promote problem-solving and communication skills and assist in other self-strategies based on the specialist’s own recovery experience.  Assist in supporting and advocating to obtain effective services and to maximize the services they are receiving.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Primary
1. Must be a previous consumer of MH/SUD services as the result of emotional
and/or behavioral challenges with sufficient recovery to provide peer/family
support to clients and their families.
2. Empathy with alcoholics, drug abusers, mental health clients and prison
population
3. Knowledge of resources, methods and techniques for all stages of change in drug
and alcohol counseling.
4. Competence in Motivational Interviewing techniques as they apply to Prop 47
clients.
6. Ability to communicate in writing and verbally.
7. Knowledge of legal confidentiality and ethical requirements.
8. Ability to present professional image to the community.
9. Ability to perform case management and administrative duties as required.
10. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with peers and supervisors and
organization authorities.
B. Education/Licenses/Certifications
1. High school diploma or GED
2. General knowledge of 12-Step Programs preferred.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
Under general supervision of Program Manager, designee, or CEO:
1. Establish rapport by demonstrating and maintaining clear, consistent and appropriate
therapeutic boundaries.
2. Demonstrate alignment with the philosophy of Motivational Interviewing and be able to
collaboratively solve problems in a team setting.
3. Concisely and thoroughly document daily clinical information. Provide timely accurate
documentation to meet billing requirements.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of substance use, recovery, wellness, community resources,
support services and referral systems.
5. Demonstrate knowledge and experience applying principles of peer/family support.
6. Maintain communication with treatment team regarding client/family needs and
treatment plans.
7. Attend weekly staff meetings to collaborate on treatment progress and/or emerging
issues and be able to articulate the client’s perspective.
8. Partner with young adults to cultivate goals and analyze progress toward vision and
goals,
9. Work with young adults to ensure their voice is included in discharge planning and
advocate to ensure support services and community resources are in place upon
discharge.
10. Assist young adults in crisis/emergency planning and interventions.
11. Assist young adults in accessing and scheduling appointments and obligations when
applicable.
12. Abide by ethical codes, mission, values, and professional standards, including
confidentiality.
13. Actively utilize, reference and follow agency policies, procedures and guidelines.
14. Present a positive attitude, professional demeanor and demonstrated respect with
young adults, families, staff and community partners.
15. Comply with all federal, state and agency health and safety reporting requirements.

$13-16 per hour DOE, differential for bilingual applicants

Please email resumes to [email protected] or fax to 530-435-5106

Granite Wellness Centers

Granite Wellness Centers, formerly Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) is a non-profit organization. We've been improving lives through substance abuse treatment and mental health services since 1974. Growing over the years to meet the needs of the community, Granite Wellness Centers now provides...

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