PACT Peer Specialist
HELP OTHERS, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SAVE A LIFE.
At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve." Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and motivated professional for the following position: PACT Peer Specialist.
The PACT Peer Specialist serves as a clinical member of a multi-disciplinary team providing treatment, rehabilitation, and support for clients from a lived experience perspective; Shares personal experiences as a consumer of mental health services as appropriate to promote client recovery; Conducts assessments of client functioning; Provides side-by-side support based on client treatment goals; Provides referral, linkage, and advocacy services; Conducts home visits and follow up services as defined by the PACT model; Provides crisis intervention and emergency services. Embraces the key values of case management: empowerment, normalization, rehabilitation, and continuity of care.
This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.
Education/Knowledge: High school diploma. Bachelor's degree in the field of counseling, psychology, social work, sociology, or other behavioral science field with course work and/or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide and mental retardation preferred.
Experience: Must have experience as a consumer of mental health services and a willingness to share these experiences. Practical experience working with the SPMI population preferred. Must have a strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with an SPMI to live and work in the community while having access to competent and appropriate support services. Must have a demonstrated ability to abide by professional/ethical code of conduct and to establish supportive and respectful relationships with clients.
Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. Excellent verbal, written, and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as maintaining proper documentation. Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, the ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients.
Physical: Possible exposure to biological hazards. Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent exposure to cleaning supplies. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.
Salary range for this position starts at approximately $12.75 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.
The Helen Ross McNabb Center (www.mcnabbcenter.org) is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services. The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.
HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.