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Peer Recovery Specialist II - Crisis Stabilization

Hampton-Newport News CSB


Location:
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Date:
07/26/2017
2017-07-262017-08-25
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Categories:
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Counseling/Social Services/Non-Profit
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Peer Recovery Specialist II - Crisis Stabilization

Peer Recovery Specialist II has knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness (i.e. auditory and visual hallucinations, aggressive talk and behavior, thoughts of self-harm or harm towards others, isolation) and the ability to assist the individual to address symptoms using strategies such as positive self-talk. Peer Specialist II provides peer support; serves as a consumer advocate; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; promotes recovery from substance abuse and/or mental health conditions; promotes employment, education, health, and community integration; and serves as a role model for personal recovery. The Peer Specialist II may assist individuals with basic physical, financial, social, personal, and recovery needs. Services carried out by the Peer Specialist II include outreach, monitoring, advocacy, daily living support, and similar functions.

Salary: $27,096.00

Requirements

Must be a person who has experienced a mental health and/or substance use condition and who has made progress in learning about and managing his or her condition and in developing a life outside of, or in addition to, this condition.

AND

1. Has an Associate's degree in one of the following related fields (social work, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human services counseling) and has at least one year of experience providing direct services to persons with a diagnosis of mental illness;

OR

2. An Associate's or higher degree, in an unrelated field and at least three years experience providing direct services to persons with a diagnosis of mental illness, gerontology individuals, or special education individuals.

OR

3. A minimum of 90 hours classroom training to include certified Peer Specialist training in behavioral health and at least one year of clinical experience. AND Must provide proof of completion of 12 weeks of experience under the direct personal supervision of a QMHP-A, providing services to individuals with mental illness, within ninety (90) days of employment.

OR

4. College credits (from an accredited college) earned toward a bachelor's degree in a human service field that is equivalent to an associate's degree and one year's clinical experience.

OR

5. Current and valid state licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse from the Virginia State Board of Nursing with at least one year of clinical experience.

Valid Driver's License. Please submit your Department of Motor Vehicle driving record current within the last 60 days.

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