Counselor, Peer Support Specialist, OLOP-Adult Outpt Svcs, Part Time, Days
Catholic Health Initiatives - Louisville, KY

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Our Lady of Peace (OLOP) is a private, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital in Louisville, KY. The hospital was originally founded in 1951 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. With 396 beds, Peace is one of the one of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the nation. The Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace is the largest and most comprehensive private provider of child/adolescent inpatient psychiatric care in the country. Our Lady of Peace operates a full continuum of services for patients from young children to seniors, with a special emphasis on psychiatric care for children and adolescents, including several special needs programs. Patients come to Peace from all over Kentucky and the surrounding region, including eleven other states. Visit .

A Peer Specialist is responsible to work in a Peer Specialist Service, supervised by a Mental Health Professional, and provide a structured and scheduled therapeutic activity with an individual client or group as a trained, self-identified consumer of mental health services. A Kentucky Peer Specialist (KPS) guides clients toward the identification and achievement of specific goals defined by the client and specified in the Individual Treatment Plan.

This position is supervised by a Mental Health Professional who assures that all services rendered by the Peer Specialist are provided in accordance with the certification training standards and within accepted standards of clinical practice

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field required OR High School Graduate or GED and completion of a Peer Specialist Training Program.

Required Experience : Two years experience in a clinical setting preferred A Peer Specialist must have a current or past diagnosis of the mental health concern related to the client served and have or had treatment for that diagnosis. A Peer Specialist must have successfully completed the Peer Specialist training program, successfully passed the examination and have six hours of job related training.

Licensure/Certification: Successful completion of the Peer Specialist examination with six hours of job related training or education in each subsequent year of employment.

Skills: Must demonstrate knowledge and competency in the following areas: A Peer Specialist is a paraprofessional who can assist their client with socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, preservation and enhancement of community living skills through development of a WRAP plan.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
  • Adheres to and exhibits Catholic Health Initiatives core values:
    Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
    Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
    Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
    Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Mental Health (Non-Nursing)
Primary Location KY-Louisville-Our Lady Of Peace

Shift 1
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 40
Weekends Required Occasional
Status Part Time

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