SUMMARY: The Certified Peer Specialist withina community setting providing evidence-based practices,best practices and peer support to individuals that meet criteria set forth by stakeholders in Middle Tennessee. All applicants must be a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist or have the ability tomeet the TDMHSAS Certified Peer Recovery Specialist qualifications within a twelve month period.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Must be a mental health consumer.
• Must be willing to publicly self identify as being in recovery from a mental health, substance abuse or addiction diagnosis.
• Must be a self-starter and exhibit strong time management skills with the ability to work independently with little direct supervision
• Ability to work effectively and respectfully with mental health members.
• Must have proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs,Outlook Mail, multipledatabases, etc.).
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Extensive knowledge and experience in the mental health recovery delivered services.
• Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and community engagement skills.
• Understanding of Mental Health issues,trends,concerns, and activities.
• Ability to reach out and work with diverse groups, individuals, ideas and opinions.
• Ability to be flexible and adapt to ever-changing conditions.
• Demonstrated self-confidence and sound judgment sufficient to handle challenges.
• Exhibit vision, zeal, and decisiveness to enhance agency principles.
• Must have skills and be proficientwith the techniques, concepts and principles to maintain recovery.
• Must have the ability to safely manage crisis situations.
Utilizesone’s unique recovery experience to:
• Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience through use of active listening skills.
• Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
• Leadaswell as teachmembers how to facilitate recovery dialogues through the use of appropriate techniques.
• Teach members relevant skills needed for self-management of symptoms.
Utilize a person-centered approach to:
• Assist members in articulating personal goals and objectives for recovery.
• Assist members in creating their own recovery plans.
• Ability to build rapport with members through active engagement.
• Must maintain quality documentation to accurately reflect members progress of ongoing care in electronic health records and other designated places within required timeframes.