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Peer Specialist - Medication Assisted Treatment

at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 1193345
Categories: Other/General
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Job Description

  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Fort Pierce, FL, USA
  • On Call

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Peer Specialist provides peer support services to clients.  Promotes recovery, empowerment, self-determination and decision making.  The Peer Specialist  provides essential expertise and consultation to the team members and promotes a competent culture that enables each person's point of view and preferences be recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment rehabilitation, support and community self help activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be or have been a consumer of substance abuse services. Good oral and written skills.  Dependable mode of transportation for work related travel.  Ability to work independently, while collaborating with other team members.  Understanding of Recovery & Resiliency.  Valid and current Florida Driver's License required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement. 
Must be able to apply CARE techniques without limitations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1.0 Models and provides side-by-side growth to encourage member compliance with recovery plan goals. 

 
2.0 Offers peer counseling as appropriate and as documented in the treatment plan.

 
3.0 Participates in comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, physical health, social development, activities of daily living, family structure and relationships.

 
4.0 Provides individual supportive coaching and monitoring of symptom management.

 
5.0 Educates and supports clients' families and advocates for clients' rights and preferences.
 
 
6.0 Provides transportation to consumers as needed. 
6.1 Verbalizes, understands and adheres to Agency transportation policy and procedures. 
6.2 Maintains current and valid driver's license. 
6.3 Automobile insurance is maintained at 100% of time.
  
7.0 Performs other duties as requested.
7.1 Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.