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Posted May 8, 2014

Alternatives in Psychological Consultation, S.C. is currently seeking to hire part-time Certified Peer Specialists to offer peer support and wellness and recovery planning for adults in Milwaukee County.
Click here for Job Description.The Peer Specialist will use his or her own life experiences to work alongside the consumer “arm-in-arm” to help set goals and overcome challenges. Starting pay is $13.50/hour. Applicants must be a Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist. Please submit a cover letter and resume, along with a completed job application (found at http://www.altlig.com/employment.php) via e-mail to Becky Horwitz at bhorwitz@altlig.com. Questions can be directed to Becky Horwitz at 414-358-7956. The deadline to apply is June 1st, 2014.

Posted May 8, 2014
TLS Behavioral Health in Milwaukee is hiring WI-Certified Peer Specialists for their new Crisis Resource Center on the north side. Click herefor the position description.

Click on the following links to apply:

Peer Recovery Specialist – (Part Time – 1st Shift)

Peer Recovery Specialist – (Part Time – 1st Shift)

Peer Recovery Specialist – (Part Time – 2nd Shift)

Posted May 8, 2014
Certified Peer Specialist at La Causa (Milwaukee, WI)
Full-time and part-time positions available.
Full-time employees are salaried with benefits.
Click here for full job notice

Posted May 8, 2014

Chrysalis, Inc., a non-profit agency  (Madison, WI) that provides vocational support services to individuals with mental illnesses, is currently hiring for the part-time salaried position of Vocational Peer Specialist. Click here for full job notice.

Re-Posted April 7, 2014
NAMI Wisconsin along with our community partner, UW-Madison CTRI, is looking to hire two Certified Peer Specialists for a part time (15hrs/wk), temporary (15-month) positions to work on smoking cessation efforts in Community Support Programs. Click here for full job notice.

Posted March 13, 2014
NAMI Wisconsin along with our community partner, UW-Madison CTRI, is looking to hire two certified peer specialists for a part time (15hrs/wk), temporary (15-month) positions to work on smoking cessation efforts in Community Support Programs. Click here for full job notice.


Posted March 5, 2014

TLS Behavioral Health in Milwaukee is hiring WI-Certified Peer Specialists for their new Crisis Resource Center on the north side. Click herefor the position description. Click on the following links to apply:

Peer Recovery Specialist – (Full Time – 1st Shift)
Peer Recovery Specialist – (Full Time – 2nd Shift)
Peer Recovery Specialist – (Part Time – 1st Shift)
Peer Recovery Specialist – (Part Time – 2nd Shift)

Posted March 5, 2014
The Gathering Place in Green Bay has two openings for WI Certified Peer Specialists  Click here for full job notice

Posted February 27, 2014
Assertive Community Treatment Teams in Ashland and Washburn, WI are seeking an individual with strong recovery oriented skills to engage and encourage people with serious and persistent mental illness in their recovery. Interested applicants must also be certified as a Peer Specialist in the state of Wisconsin or actively working towards this certification. Click here for full job notice

Posted February 13, 2014
Grassroots Empowerment Project (GEP)
Certified Peer Specialist for DVR Peer Support Services Program Click here for full job notice


Posted January 6, 2014
Midwest Independent Living Consultants, Inc. in Stevens Point, WI has Two (2) part-time Certified Peer Specialists job-openings (Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids) Click here for full job notice

Posted December 20, 2013
Certified Peer Specialist Full-time salaried Job opening
The Guest House of Milwaukee
Click here for full job notice




Posted August 7, 2012

HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title: Peer Support Specialist - TCM  Dept: Community Services

 

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Janet Bielke

TCM Clinical Coordinator

Outreach Community Health Centers, Inc

(formerly Health Care For the Homeless)

711 W. Capitol Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53206

414-374-2400

janet@orchc-milw.org

 

Application deadline is: September 4, 2012

 

JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE: Under the direction of the TCM

Clinical Coordinator, the Peer Support Specialist assists chronically mentally ill clients to

live independently in the community, in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may

be assigned.

 

The Peer Support specialist will be an integral adjunct to the TCM program. As the TCM

Case Manager is responsible for such duties as: finding housing, medical and mental

health assistance, obtaining legal assistance and benefits, medication management,

finding employment, training and education, financial management and budgeting, ADL

assistance, development of social support systems, AODA services and support, etc. The

Peer Support Specialist will assist in this process by carrying out specifically assigned

duties.

 

Utilize their personal recovery experience as a tool in providing support to consumers,

whether through day to day wellness activities, avert potential crisis, or assist in the case

of a real crisis.

 

Expected to integrate skills, concepts and recovery models that are in line with the

Certified Peer Specialist training curriculum. As stated the Wisconsin Peer Specialist

Employer Guide, “the role of the CPS is varied and can take on several forms of support

and assistance.”

 

Use the TCM or Crisis Case Management process when planning for, obtaining and

evaluating services for the consumer.

 

Follow the TCM Care Plans or Crisis Plan when delivering services to the consumer.

 

Provide direct and indirect clinical and supportive services to consumers in the community

in an effort to minimize risk and decrease the likelihood of an escalating crisis.

 

Develop and lead a Consumer Advisory Committee. Organize social functions for the

consumers, with the input of the consumers.

 

When assigned, provide transportation for clients to and from appointments, to include

medical and mental health, shopping, housing, etc.

 

Attend and actively participate in departmental meetings.

 

Complete monthly billing for T-19 and county reimbursement of services provided to each

client, in situations of Crisis Case Management.

 

Complete special projects as assigned.

 

Maintain technical competency and remain current in technology and changes in the

industry.

 

Complete and maintain all required paperwork, records, documents, etc.

 

Follow and comply with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental

housekeeping standards.

 

Will be capable of providing Targeted Case Management Standards of Practice.

Develop a “recovery” group that would meet at the HCHM offices. This recovery group

could be utilized to promote social opportunities for current clients as well as covering

topics such as symptom management, stress management, self-management tools such

as diet and exercise, and developing WRAP plans.

 

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Back up other staff members as needed.

Organize resource book for assisting in referring clients to needed services.

 

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Requires the use of gloves as

needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: The Peer Support Specialist must complete

approved training and pass the certification examination. The Peer Support Specialist is

required to complete continuing education hours (CEH) based upon the program’s core

competencies in order to maintain his/her certification.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals,

professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to

prepare reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively

communicate with clients and other employees of the organization.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of

measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate,

ratio, and percent.

 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out

instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems

involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Requires a valid driver’s license.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Requires the ability to operate a cell phone. Requires

the ability to operate a variety of standard business machines, such as a computer and

the job related software, a keyboard, calculator, telephone, FAX, photocopier, etc.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of

those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of

this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities

to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or

feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel,

crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up

to 25 pounds.

 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral

vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are

representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions

of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with

disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or

airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed

to risk of electrical shock. The employee frequently performs work-related travel.

The noise level in the work environment is a combination of moderate and loud.

 

MANAGEMENT APPROVAL DATE: _ ____

EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGMENT DATE: _________

 

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the

occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that

may be inherent in the occupation

Posted July 10, 2012


 

LA CAUSA, INC. POSITION OPENING NOTICE

OPENING DATE: July 9, 2012

CLOSING DATE: July 24, 2012

 

POSITION TITLE: Certified Peer Specialist (Full and Part-Time positions available)

 

JOB LOCATION: Social Services, 1212 S. 70th St., West Allis, WI

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The role of a Certified Peer Specialist is varied and can take on several forms of support and assistance. Certified Peer Specialists use their personal recovery experience as a tool, present recovery information, provide information about mental health resources, assist in identifying and supporting consumers in crisis, and facilitate self-direction and goal setting.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Legend: E = Essential / NE = Non Essential / N/A = Not Applicable

 

  1. Facilitate all aspects of providing individual support to consumers identified, but not limited to: assist in developing a comprehensive safety plan to utilize during times of crisis, meet with the consumer while placed in a hospital setting to review CLASP and the supports offered, participate in the staffing with BHD, meet with identified consumer within 24 hours of receiving the referral, assist in linking consumers to resources in the community, assist in developing a team of supports around the consumer to assist through the recovery process (family support and community based), develop a Crisis Plan (within the first 30 days of enrollment, preferably within the first week of enrollment) to guide the consumer through their recovery, etc. E
  2. Provide supportive services with a person centered, trauma-informed focus. E
  3. Follow legal, organizational and contractual requirements, laws and policies. E
  4. Complete/prepare/collect and submit required items by due dates; to include, but not limited to: notes (within 24 hours of contact), reports, etc. E
  5. Establish and maintain good communication and cooperation with all stakeholders and other treatment providers. NE
  6. Attend all meetings and professional development/training, as directed. NE
  7. Perform all other duties as assigned.  NE

 

 

NORMAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is generally performed in the field and office environments. Frequent local travel to consumers homes for appointments and /or to provide support. Local travel required; some state-wide travel as needed. Flexible hours required; as dictated by program needs.

 

REPORTS TO: Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  1. High School diploma or G. E. D. required.
  2. Minimum of 18 years of age.
  3. Must be able to be certified as a State of Wisconsin Peer Specialist.
  4. Able to work and communicate frankly and effectively with applicable stakeholders to implement problem solving strategies, understand issues, and to provide crisis services in an ethical, respectful, responsible manner.
  5. Demonstrate cultural competency with diverse groups and ability to work with individuals from diverse economic backgrounds in a respectful manner.
  6. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, interpersonal relationship skills, and able to work effectively with others from culturally diverse, linguistic and economic background; both in a team and individual environment. Ability to clearly document all interventions/contacts.
  7. Excellent critical thinking; able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. To have the ability to adequately implement the Crisis plan.
  8. Highly developed organizational skills and able to manage multiple priorities.
  9. Transportation, valid Wisconsin Driver’s license, state minimum auto insurance and must meet La Causa, Inc. driving standards or able to utilize public transportation.
  10. Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends depending on needs of the youth/family and program needs.
  11. Must successfully complete and pass applicable background checks.

 

TO APPLY: A                         Apply online at www.lacausa.org under “History and Info” then “Employment App.”

 

Please know that your Public Libraries offer free use of a computer and access to internet.

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The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

Any current La Causa, Inc. employee wishing to apply for this position should notify their immediate supervisor of their intentions and must complete and submit the Job Bid Form (with an updated resume) to the Department of Human Resources for processing.

 

LA CAUSA, INC. IS AN AA/EEOC/LEP EMPLOYER AND PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY





Posted July 4, 2012



Crisis Recovery Center Certified Peer Specialist

 

Community Advocates- Apply by email to: jobs@communityadvocates.net

Or by mail to: Community Advocates, 728 N. James Lovell St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

 

Title: Certified Peer Specialist

 

Position Type: Full-time and Part-Time; up to 20 hours per week on AM and PM shifts with

variable work schedules and hours.

 

Application Deadline: July 20,2012

 

Job Summary: The Peer Specialist engages and encourages mental health service recipients

in recovery, and the peer specialists provide service recipients with a sense of belonging,

supportive relationships, valued roles and community. The goal is to promote wellness,

independent living, self- direction, recovery focus, enhancing the skill and ability of service

recipients to meet their chosen goals. The Peer Specialist works with service recipients as

equals except in having more recovery experience and training, looking for and empowering

signs of wellness and recovery, encouraging strength perspective and self-direction. Peer

Specialists are examples of recovery, meaning previous first-hand experience with some parts

of what the service recipients are experiencing at the time support services are needed. The

Peer Specialist must is supervised by a qualified mental health professional.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

The Peer Specialist will:

 

PROVIDING PEER SUPPORT

· Identify as a person in mental health recovery.

· Understand their role and fully participate as an integral part of the professional

Recovery Team.

· Be mindful of the ethics, boundary, power and control issues unique to Peer Specialists.

· Establish rapport with the service recipients.

· Provide information as to the purpose of peer support and recovery models.

· Provide service recipients with very clear definitions of recovery and its components.

· Intentionally share their Recovery Story as appropriate to assist service recipients,

providing hope and help in changing patterns and behaviors.

· Provide respect for the service recipients, for example, in viewing what traditionally is

labeled “resistance” as “self-direction”, and honor the person for taking charge of their

own life.

· Set mutually acceptable boundaries with the service recipient, especially about “help”

and “safety”; continue to ask if these are the same or changing.

· Be well informed about trauma, and explore with service recipients their experiences and

support these individuals in getting appropriate resources to help.

· Have his/her own Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) or another recovery plan

done and in current use

· Be able to assist service recipients with constructing their own Wellness Recovery

Action Plans (WRAP, or another recovery plan.)

· Help persons in crisis explore options that may be beneficial to their recovery and to

maintaining stability.

· Provide culturally sensitive and age specific services. Continue to increase knowledge in

this area.

· Surround service recipients in recovery, wellness, and hope.

· Focus positively with service recipients on emotional growth, strengths, and life

(recovery) goals.

· Encourage service recipients to become self-directed, focus on their strengths, exercise

use of natural supports and view themselves as helpful, not just helped.

· Use active listening skills.

· Provide resources that are beneficial to recovery.

· Understand rights and overcome stigma.

 

Communicating with Supervisors and Interacting with Staff

 

Peer Specialists will:

 

· Understand and utilize the established supervisory hierarchy to communicate needs, ask

questions (especially about ethics, boundaries, and confidentiality), mention concerns,

etc.

· Provide education to staff on recovery reminding them that recovery is possible, and that

peer support has become an Evidence Based Practice.

· Accurately complete and punctually turn in time sheets.

· Accurately, respectfully, punctually complete all required documentation

· Work with service recipients and staff in a manner that incorporates the policies of the

Peer Specialist Program and the responsibilities of the staff based on their policies.

· Begin work with service recipients stating that talk of harm to self or others cannot be

kept confidential. Report threats to harm self or others immediately to the staff in charge.

 

Demonstrating Confidentiality

 

Peer Specialists will:

 

· Be familiar with Wisconsin documents relating to confidentiality. Be very knowledgeable

of all confidentiality directives within CA.

· Maintain the utmost confidence concerning all verbal and written information whether

obtained from service recipients or otherwise.

· Be knowledgeable of information that should not be kept in confidence: threats to harm

self or others, and know how to handle these situations.

 

PREFERRED TRAINING/SKILLS:

 

· Group facilitation or co-facilitation experience.

· Both completion of Wellness Recovery Action Plan or another plan for self, and also

knowledge of how to run a group assisting service recipients in how to write their own

Wellness Recovery Action Plan, or another plan.

· Basic knowledge of how to assist service recipients with locating community resources

(employment, housing, health, peer delivered services including 12 step groups, etc).

· Work experience providing peer support services.



Posted June 8, 2012

(Association Disclaimer:  The following job description has several requirements that the Association feels would
breach the Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist Code of Conduct and does not follow the Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialist Job Description.  Those items point to compliance checks and power differentials, confidentiality of the communication between the CPS and the service recipient and treatment vs. recovery.  Please be aware of this when you are applying for this position.)

Peer Specialist – Journey Mental Health, Dane Cnty


Title

Peer Specialist

Categories

Provisional

Classification

Mental Health Technician

Closing Date

Ongoing

Personnel Code

12039

Program

Community Support Programs

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Team Manager and/or the Team Leader, the Peer Specialist works with the CSP team in assisting and empowering peer consumers by identifying concerns, developing strength based individual service plans (ISP) and carrying out the ISP goals with the peer consumers.  This is a part-time position of approximately 16 hours per week.

Qualifications:

Essential

  • Certification in WI as a Certified Peer Specialist
  • Commitment to work toward improving cultural competence as demonstrated by: valuing difference/diversity; recognizing personal limitations in one’s competencies and expertise, and having the desire to improve in these areas
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car as well as a good driving record

Preferred

  • Computer experience in a Macintosh system, and ability to resolve computer-related problems.
  • Experience in a mental health setting, working directly with consumers with mental health issues,
  • Knowledge or experience accessing local resources

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative (Moderate responsibility; 30% of time)
    • Serve as a recovery/peer specialist resource to the team
    • Assist in writing and updates of ISPs.
    • Document interactions with consumers within 48 hours of the contact.
    • Maintain appropriate, positive professional interpersonal relationships with staff, consumers, volunteers and other stakeholders
    • Meet regularly with supervisors and team to update and plan strategy to stay current on treatment plans, assessments, progress notes.
    • Participate in the orientation and training of CSP visitors.
  • Clinical (High responsibility; 60% of time)
    • Meet with consumers in identified locations per the ISP (their own homes, at designated medical offices, by phone).
    • Under the direction of the psychiatrist and nursing staff, monitor medication compliance and monitor the benefits and side effects. 
    • Observe consumer medical and mental status, progress, and problems, and share observations with the team.
    • Plan, attend and participate in in-service training, conferences and outside training programs as authorized and directed by supervisors.
    • Contribute to the functioning of the treatment team, supporting and covering for other team members as necessary.
    • Dispense and record consumer money and medications.
    • Specific skill training for the consumer including the areas of communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, assertiveness, conflict resolution.
    • Working with consumers in activities related to pre-employment preparation.  Skills assessment, anxiety reduction, education about workplace etiquette, arranging transportation.
    • Offering effective recovery-based services.
    • Assisting consumers in finding self-help groups.
    • Assisting consumers in obtaining services that suit the individual’s recovery needs.
    • Teaching problem-solving techniques.
    • Teaching consumers how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears.
    • Assisting consumers in building social skills in the community that will enhance integration opportunities.
    • The Peer Specialist will lend their unique insight into mental illness and what makes recovery possible.
    • Attending treatment team and crisis plan development meetings to promote consumer’s use of self-directed recovery tools.
    • Informing consumers about community and natural supports and how to utilize these in the recovery process.
    • Assisting consumers in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and stigma-busting activities.
    • Transport consumers to scheduled community activities or appointments.
  • Programmatic (Medium responsibility; 10% of time)
    • Assist in welcoming visitors to the program and educating them about the peer specialist role in CSP.
    • As directed by the Clinical Team Manager, assist in educating the public, JMHC board members and other JMHC staff about the peer specialist role in CSP.

Additional Information

Applications are available:

  • at www.journeymhc.org/careers
  • or pickup at Journey Mental Health Center, 625 W Washington Ave., Madison, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
  • or by phone at (608) 280-2677

Resumes are NOT accepted in place of completed application forms, but can be attached. Employment is contingent upon a receipt of favorable results of background history and driver’s record check.

Journey Mental Health Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the agency’s belief that staff diversity and cultural competence are the foundation for services, which are accessible, effective, and relevant to the diverse needs of Dane County children, youth, families, and adults. Women, disabled, and culturally diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Materials

Application Instructions
Application Form (PDF)
Application Form (Word)





Posted June 7, 2012


Part-time Certified Peer Specialists openings at SOAR Case Management Services Inc. in Madison, WI


SOAR Case Management Services Inc. in Madison, WI is seeking several Part-time Certified Peer Specialists for its Recovery Dane Program.


-Hours will be variable: up to ten or more hours per week.
-Working one-to-one with consumers on their mental health recovery and recovery plans.
-Peer specialist must have access to a vehicle and good driving record.
-Must pass caregiver background check.


SOAR Case Management Services Inc is an equal opportunity
employer and actively strives to embrace diversity. Individuals of all:
cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, age, disabilities
or perceived disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email
 tw@soarcms.org for an application.




Posted June 7, 2012




June 6, 2012

 

Community Care of Central Wisconsin is seeking several Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists to work with members of our MCO. We are located in Portage, Marathon, Wood, Langlade and Lincoln counties. We have members in several of these areas who would be interested in working with a Peer Specialist.

 

If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, please contact me.

 

Jill Forer

Service Coordination Supervisor

Community Care of Central Wisconsin

1200 Lakeview Dr., Suite 100

Wausau, WI 54403

Phone 715-301-1892

Fax 715-301-1898

jill.forer@communitycarecw.org





Posted May 15, 2012


WALWORTH COUNTY


 For further information please contact:


 Judy Tippel BA,CSAC,ICS, IDP-AT, SWIT
Walworth County Human Services

Phone: 262-741-3158

Email: jtipple@co.walworth.wi.us





Posted May 2, 2012


ALTERNATIVES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTATION


POSITION(S): CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST

AGENCY: ALTERNATIVES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSULTATION

PROGRAM: TARGETED CASE MANAGEMENT

LOCATION: 10045 W. LISBON AVENUE

WAUWATOSA, WI 53222

 

SCOPE: Alternatives In Psychological Consultation is excited to

welcome two part time (20 hrs/wk) Certified Peer

Specialists to its Targeted Case Management program.

Qualified specialists will work in conjunction with

respective case management staff in providing state of

the art support to adult consumers of mental health

services experiencing crisis or potential crisis. This

position is newly created and thus the role of the

Certified Peer Specialist may evolve so as to meet the

ever changing needs of our consumers and the agency.

 

PROCESS: Interested applicants may contact Clinical Coordinator

Brian Costigan directly at (414) 358-7699.



Posted May 2, 2012


New Horizons in Ashland and Washburn, WI

 

Assertive community treatment teams in Ashland and Washburn, WI are seeking two (2)

individuals with strong recovery oriented skills to engage and encourage people with

serious and persistent mental illness in their recovery. The positions would be part-time

in nature, and the goal of the positions would be to promote wellness, independent living,

self direction, recovery focus, and to enhance the skills and abilities of program

participants to meet their chosen goals. Valid driver's license required. Interested

applicants must also be certified as a Peer Specialist in the state of Wisconsin or actively

working towards this certification.

 

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

 

Application and job description available at:

New Horizons North

514 W. Main St.

Ashland, WI 54806

 

For more information contact Andrew at 715-682-7171 or Val at 715-373-5505.

E.O.E.



Posted May 2, 2012


Part-time Certified Peer Specialists openings at SOAR Case Management Services Inc. in Madison, WI


SOAR Case Management Services Inc. in Madison, WI is seeking several Part-time Certified Peer Specialists for its Recovery Dane Program.www.recoverydane.org


-Hours will be variable: up to ten or more hours per week.
-Working one-to-one with consumers on their mental health recovery and recovery plans.
-Peer specialist must have access to a vehicle and good driving record.
-Must pass caregiver background check.


SOAR Case Management Services Inc is an equal opportunity employer and actively strives to embrace diversity.

Individuals of all: cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, age, disabilities or perceived disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please email tw@soarcms.org for an application.
May 11, 2012




Posted April 25, 2012


TLS Behavioral Health

 

POSITION: Peer Recovery Specialist

REPORTS TO: TCM Program Manager

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Hourly

 

Position Summary

This position is an integral member of the Targeted Case Management Team. Utilizing their unique recovery experience, the Peer Recovery Specialist will provide a recovery perspective for the team, as well as advocate and support each Individual served in developing their goals for recovery.

 

Work Relationships and Scope: Reports directly to TCM program manager

 

Engagement

Peer recovery specialists facilitate the development of recovery skills, and act as a role model to inspire hope, share experiences, demonstrate coping skills and lessons learned from their recovery journey.

 

Peer Related Responsibilities

1. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and cultural competence.

2. From a recovery perspective, provide a strength-based assessment the individual’s abilities,

    strengths, and assets.

3. Encourage the development of a symptom management “toolkit” for individuals by providing

    recovery based education, and support.

4. Assist the individual in the development and implementation of a Wellness Recovery Action   

    Plan (WRAP).

5. Provides observation of individual’s capacity and functioning and reports any changes to the

    clinical team member.

 

Job Related Duties

 

1.  Participate in the intake process with assigned case managers upon acceptance of new

     referrals.

2. Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-service training seminars and conferences as

     required.

3. Works with individual’s collateral and community contacts to promote continuity of care.

4. Support community or office based (WRAP) planning.

5. Participate in conducting home and community visits with assigned case managers.

6. Assist clients with their process of stabilization and recovery in community based crisis

     facilities, as coordinated by assigned case manager.

7. Facilitates psychosocial or other self-help, recovery based groups to engage individuals in

    recognizing and understanding early triggers or signs of relapse, and assist in the

    development of coping strategies.

8. Other job related duties as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

 

Performance Expectations:

  •     Is friendly to and respectful to individuals served.
  •    Conducts oneself in a professional manner.
  • Adheres to policy regarding workplace appearance and dress standards.
  • Communicates respectfully and effectively with team members, and other work related contacts.
  • Is reliable and reports to work on time.
  • Understands and adheres to TLS policies and procedures.
  •  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Peer Support Specialist Certificate (preferred).
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working with Individuals affected by mental illness preferred)
  • Ability to relate to individuals experiencing mental illness, psychiatric crisis and/or other co-occurring disorders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading, writing and computer documentation.
  • Maintained at least 12 months of successful full or part-time paid or voluntary work experience
  • Within the last three (3) years.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, lift, stoop, pull and carry in order to participate in the demonstration of individual
  • training activities or to assist in fire drill or disaster procedures.
  •  Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance that meets agency guidelines
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Working Conditions:

Hours of work will vary and will be set in conjunction with the needs of TCM programming, open Monday through Friday.

 

Acknowledgement: This job describes the general nature and level of work performed by employment assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. All requirements are subject to change and subject to possible modification to accommodate an employee with a disability.

 

Dan Baker, MA

Director of Crisis Services

2057 S. 14th Street

Milwaukee, WI. 53204

(414) 643-8778 Office

(414) 643-8708 Fax



Posted April 18, 2012


INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCES, INC.


Peer Specialist


Independent Living Resources is currently hiring a part-time Peer Specialist to provide mental health recovery services to individuals in the community.    Successful candidate must possess the following: strong communication, interviewing, goal development, and documentation/data entry skills.  Applicants must have at least 1000 hours providing direct service to individuals with mental health disabilities.  Peer Specialist Certification or ability to become certified through state of Wisconsin is required for this position.  All applicants must complete an application packet and submit a resume and cover letter.  Please call 608.787.1111 for an application packet or stop by Independent Living Resources for a complete job description.  Independent Living Resources 4439 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse, WI 54601 . Application deadline is  May 4th.  www.ilresources.org . EOAAE