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Peer Support Specialist Part-time

Company: Lifespan Services
Location: Monroe
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Type Part-timeDescriptionIf making a lasting difference in someone's life is a priority for you and your career goals, we want to help you get there. LIFESPAN Services is hiring compassionate, hardworking, friendly, and reliable Peer Support Specialists to develop relationships with perspective employers, creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities and/or mental health, providing expertise, offer hope and motivation by drawing from their own experiences and resiliency.What we do:LIFESPAN's Services mission is to empower children and adults with disabilities and/or mental health by providing education, employment and enrichment opportunities to live, work and play in their communities. We focus on the interests of each individual we support to ensure their well-being, dignity and right of choice. As a Peer Support Specialists, you work 1:1 to promote development of wellness self-management, personal recovery, natural supports, coping skills, self-advocacy skills, and the development of independent living skills for housing, employment, and full community inclusion. In addition, you will provide training, mentoring and support for your team of Peer Support Specialists. LIFESPAN Services is committed to helping you succeed by providing a supportive team environment, training, growth and development, and career advancement. Join our team of passionate and caring professionals to make a meaningful difference in people's lives.What you'll get:Competitive payPaid trainingFull time employees have access to benefits including paid time off; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; 403b retirement plan with employer match; and perks galore!What you'll do:Provide structured and scheduled activities to individuals with a mental health diagnosis or Substance Use diagnosis.Enhance the development of natural supports, as well as coping and self-management skills of individuals.Provide supportive services to assist an individual in community re-entry following hospitalization, institutionalization, incarceration, substance use treatment.Promote self-determination, recovery, self-advocacy, and self-direction.Assist individuals in identifying strengths; wellness goals; setting objectives, and identifying barriers.Attend treatment team meetings with individual to promote the use of self-directed advocacy tools.Assist with teaching individuals' techniques for developing support plans and how to ask for appropriate services in community.Support the individual through the support planning process.Teach wellness management strategies and self-management plans/tools to use in community settings and in their personal lives.Promote initiatives to decrease social isolation.Model advocacy skills for disclosure issues or requesting reasonable accommodations.Develop network of support groups in the community to learn from other peers.Seek to promote hope, ability to problem solve through situations,Provide education to other support team members to assist in understanding of self-advocate and peer support roles.Provide resources and teaching transportation skills as necessary to secure employment.Support individuals to make informed decisions and build community connections.Support the vocational choices individuals make and support them in overcoming job-related concerns and building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure.Ensure that standards are maintained. RequirementsWhat you need:Must be at least 18 years of agePass criminal record and healthcare registry checkPass driving record check if providing transportationHigh school graduate or equivalent (GED)NC Peer Support Certification Guidelines under BHRPCommitment to achieve competency in required knowledge, skills, and abilitiesNote: Current First Aid/CPR blended or classroom certification is required. If you do not currently have certification from an approved provider, our American Red Cross certified instructors will provide you the training.Ability to lift up to 40 pounds independently (per policy)Willingness and ability to work flexible hours including nights. Weekends and overtime as required.LIFESPAN Services is committed to a culture that inspires longevity, latitude, creativity, balance, and fulfillment. LIFESPAN Services is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lifespan Services, Rock Hill , Peer Support Specialist Part-time, Other , Monroe, South Carolina

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