PEER SUPPPORT SPECIALIST – CARE COORDINATION (FT)
POSITION CONTROL NUMBER:
555 STOCKTON STREET
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32204
WORK HOURS: Varies, includes evenings
This is a professional position which the candidate will provide non-clinical, evidence-based support services within the different locations by performing tasks designed to assist identified patients in wellness and recovery to promote self-advocacy. Under the supervision of the Specialty Services Manager, the Recovery Support Specialist (RSS)/Recovery Peer Specialist (RPS) will serve as an advocate and function as a role model to patients, including exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills. The candidate is responsible for establishing a rapport with patients who have complex needs, and to teach, lead, and mentor these individuals to reach personal wellness and recovery goals. The candidate will promote social learning through experiences and encourage patients to develop independent behaviors that are based on choice rather than compliance. The candidate will assist patients in establishing life skills, including personal care and social responsibility habits. They will assist patients to establish and re-establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. The candidate will help patients develop an understanding of the holistic approach to wellness/recovery, which includes physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellness. The candidate will help the patients access information and resources necessary to make informed decisions to positively affect the patients’ overall wellness and recovery. They will assist and motivate patients to navigate the array of services available to achieve and maintain recovery. Engage and assist patients to move through the stages of recovery and develop recovery and social capital. The candidate must be able to work closely with the patients’ assigned Care Coordinator, as well as with the patients’ other providers for substance abuse, mental health, medical, legal, and other services. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and participate as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary team.
Incumbent must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. Incumbent must be a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist or Certified Recovery Support Specialist through the Florida Certification Board, or be able to complete certification within first 6 months of employment. This position will require the candidate to drive to various locations, so they must have a valid state of Florida driver’s license with safe driving record based on the criteria of the organization’s insurance provider. The candidate must be able to pass the organization’s driving test to drive a company vehicle to provide services in the community.
- Must be able to pass a level II DCF background screening
- Must be able to relate to adults, adolescents, families, referral sources, Gateway Team Members, community providers, and stakeholders and must possess requisite competencies to effectively understand and provide appropriate services to the patient population served.
- Must be able to share their lived experience with patients to promote engagement, build rapport, and act as a role model for recovery