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Addictions Peer Support Specialist (Garrard County)

Company: Mountain Comprehensive Care Center
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center


POSITION: Addictions Peer Support Specialist

Community Support Program

FLSA: Exempt






PURPOSE: To provide inspiration, hope, guidance, and support to individuals with a mental health condition who wishes to make a desired social or personal change. Function as a role model of competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills.


1. Coordinate with treatment coordinators to assist with the development and success of treatment goals.

2. Facilitate/ Co-Facilitate both in a group and individual setting

3. Maintain and submit all required records, documents, and reports on a timely basis.

4. Attend staff meetings and training conferences as required.

5. Maintain contact with community agencies to facilitate collaboration

6. Adhere to all standards for quality of care for clients. This includes, but is not limited to treating clients with respect, maximizing continuity of care, seeking supervision as necessary, arranging for coverage for periods of absence, and maintaining all professional ethics

7. Two years of continuous sobriety is required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or G.E.D. Peer Support Specialist Certification required. Experience with leadership and advocacy in the field of mental health, as well as the ability to demonstrate efforts at self-directed recovery. Must have valid Kentucky motor vehicle operator's license. 2 years of continuous sobriety required.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of and personal experience with public mental health services. Strong reading comprehension and written communication skills. Demonstrates the ability to communicate with others in a professional manner.

EEO/AA RESPONSIBILITIES: MCCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunity is offered based on job qualifications regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's or victimization status. MCCC actively seeks to enhance career objective of minorities, women, older people and people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

For more information about this position, please contact James Oney Regional Director of Peer Support Services at 859-497-1649 or Kathy Goble, Human Resources Director at 606-886-8572.

All persons seeking employment at MCCC must complete and submit an Application for Employment and a Criminal Records Check form. To download an employment application, visit www.mtcomp.org/careers

Completed forms may be emailed, faxed, or mailed/delivered to Kathy Goble, Human Resources Director at Central Office, Prestonsburg, KY.

Fax: Attention Kathy Goble, 606-886-4433
Mail/Deliver: Mountain Comprehensive Care Center - ATTN: Human Resources - 104 South Front Avenue - Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center is a behavioral health center providing services throughout Kentucky. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefits and Professional Liability Insurance.
* Supplement and enhance the work of the Therapist, Peer Support Groups and be a liaison with the community.
* Provide highly individualized services in the community and promote individual self-determination and decision-making to individuals with Mental Heath issues.
* Perform a wide range of tasks to assist individuals supported in regaining control over their own recovery processes. Interventions are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and achievement of the highest level of functioning in the community.
* Provide peer support services.
* Help individuals create strategies they can use when their illness may have an impact on their employment.
* Participate in Treatment Team meetings upon request of the individual.
* Participate in monitoring of individual satisfaction with supports, services and programs.
* Maintain a working knowledge of current trends and developments in the field.
* Maintain compliance with Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities and Mountain Comprehensive Care Center's Policies and Procedures.
* All other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $13.00 per hour

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 10 hour shift
* 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):
* Do you have 2 years of continuous sobriety?

* High school or equivalent (Required)

* recovery: 2 years (Preferred)

* Peer Specialist Certificate (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Lexington , Addictions Peer Support Specialist (Garrard County), Other , Lancaster, Kentucky

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