Mobile Crisis Peer Specialist
Company: Solvista Health
Posted on: November 18, 2022
The Peer Specialist uses own lived experience of recovery from
mental illness and/or addiction, in addition to skills acquired
from formal training to deliver services in behavioral health
settings to promote recovery and resiliency of others. Peer
Specialists perform a wide variety of non-clinical tasks to assist
clients in regaining control over their own lives and the recovery
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Ensures clients are fully educated on their rights.
- Advocates for clients by reporting unresolved issues.
- Improves client service experiences to promote engaged
- Supports clients in the process of resolving complaints.
- Attends local recovery meetings.
- Develops and oversees advocacy and peer support activities at
the outlying offices.
- Develops and co-facilitates education activities with
designated clients and families.
- Facilitates strength-based recovery group meetings for adult
- Maintains a professional demeanor and confidentiality during
the problem-solving process involving clients and co-workers.
- Schedules and coordinates appointments for clients with
- Serves as a source of general information regarding recovery
for mental health and substance abuse issues.
- Participates in required training and attends staff
- Maintains regular and predictable attendance of assigned work
- Performs various advocacy or peer support tasks as
- Works closely as a part of a clinical team, coordinating client
interactions with the team and following the client treatment plan,
- Uses system data to make decisions in client advocacy and
activity facilitation in the best interests of the clients.
- Communicates peer perspective with diverse clinical team
- Provides consultation and support to other peer specialists
regarding ethical decision-making, advocacy boundary challenges as
- Reviews peer specialist documentation and provide training as
needed to build skill level.
- Participates in treatment plan development as required.
- Participates in activities and initiatives to eliminate
prejudice and discrimination surrounding mental illness and or
substance use disorders.
- Facilitates recovery focused support groups.
- Assists in the coordination of department goals and work
assignments of other peer specialists.
- Helps frame questions for analysis, provides input into report
design and reports and extrapolates system data to provide
data-based input for department-level decisions related to client
advocacy and engagement activities.
- Helps set department goals, provides input for budget,
staffing, and assignments in support of department leaders.
- Oversees peer specialist documentation in support of department
- Represents the agency at local and state events to positively
impact policy-making efforts.
- Works with community partners to conduct needs assessments and
identify resources regarding client service needs.
- Designs and/or participates in small studies to build peer
- Utilizes experience and education to design client intervention
Supervisory Duties for Level III
- Trains and supervises peer specialist regarding the integration
of symptoms/behaviors with client recovery goals.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
- Possesses personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and
commitment to organization's mission.
- Ability to comprehend and adhere to company and department
practices, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Ability to operate phone, computer, and other office
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of programs, specifically
Word and Outlook.
- Ability to communicate professionally, speak, read, write,
interpret and follow instructions in English.
- Ability to work and interact professionally with a diverse
population of groups and individuals.
- Ability to engage with clients under all circumstance in a
calm, professional, friendly and patient manner.
- Ability to respond timely and effectively to challenging or
- Possess effective time-management, prioritization and
organizational skills to ensure work is completed accurately and
- Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a
- Ability to accurately type, track and record important
- Knowledgeable of mental illness and Substance Use Disorder
(SUD) from academic study and prior work experience.
- Ability to provide perspective in the development of treatment
- Knowledgeable of culture and culture identity as it pertains to
- Knowledgeable of current research practices and trends mental
health and SUD.
- Ability to interpret and translate clinical policies and
procedures in support of ethical practice for peer
- Knowledgeable of ADA, HIPAA, 42CFR
Education Training and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of a Peer/Advocacy Training program (Peer
- 3 years of experience in a human services field.
- Bachelor's degree in health, social science or combination of
education and experience (2 years of experience for 1 year of
- 5 years of experience in a human services field.
Working Conditions and Other Conditions of Employment
This job operates in a fast-paced, professional office environment
and routinely requires the use of standard office equipment such as
computers, phones, photocopiers. The position may require travel to
conferences, meetings, and branch locations on a regular or
intermittent basis. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual
elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke,
unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. In the health center
environment, there is potential for contact with blood-borne
pathogens and communicable diseases, as well as potential for
contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals. There could be
interaction with persons who are mentally ill, disabled, elderly
and emotionally upset.
These are representative of those which must be met to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job.
This is a sedentary role but can involve standing or sitting for
extended periods of time, bending at the waist, and using hands and
fingers to handle and file papers or operate assigned equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and
ability to adjust focus. Employee may also have to lift 10 to 25
Conditions of Employment:
- Annual TB federally required drug screening, and Influenza
vaccination or compliance with policy and procedure.
- Required possession of a valid state driver's license.
- Successful candidate must submit to and pass, post-offer drug
In accordance with the Colorado Board of Health regulations, 6 CCR
1011-1, Chapter 2, Part 12, all Solvista Health employees, direct
contractors, and support staff must be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the American with
Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. * 12101 et seq..), Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. * 2000e et seq.), the Colorado
Anti-Discrimination Act (C.R.S. * 24-34-401 et seq.), and any other
relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a
position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination
prior to starting employment.
Keywords: Solvista Health, Aspen , Mobile Crisis Peer Specialist, Other , Salida, Colorado
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