This is a Part-Time Temporary PRN position.
Certified Peer Support Specialist with their own personal history of recovery as a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness. An undergraduate degree in a human service field or at least 2 years of paid or volunteer work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
Be a part of a team working with mentally ill adults and providing peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to validate clients’ experience and to provide guidance and encouragement to clients to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery.
Provide peer counseling and support, drawing on common experiences as a peer, to validate clients’ experiences and to provide guidance and encouragement to clients to take responsibility and actively participate in their own recovery. Serve as a mentor to clients to promote hope and empowerment. Act as an interpreter to help non-mental health consumer team members better understand and empathize with each client’s unique and subjective experience and perceptions. Provide expertise and consultation from a mental health consumer perspective to the entire team concerning clients’ experiences on symptoms of mental illness, the effects and side-effects of medications, clients’ responses to and opinions of treatment, and clients’ experiences of recovery.
Collaborate with the team to promote a team culture in which each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences are recognized, understood, and respected, and in which client self-determination and decision-making in treatment planning are maximized and supported. Help clients identify, understand, and combat stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and develop strategies to reduce self-stigma. Help other team members identify and understand culture-wide stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness and develop strategies to eliminate stigma within the team. Collaborate with the team to ensure the protection of clients’ rights in order to help clients to improve their knowledge of client rights and grievance or complaint procedures. Collaborate with the team to help clients learn about pertinent grievance procedures and support clients with filing, mediating, and resolving complaints. Increase awareness of and support client participation in consumer self-help programs and consumer advocacy organizations that promote recovery. Serve as the liaison between the team and consumer-run programs such as self-help groups and drop-in centers.
Danielle Kincaid; Fax: (828) 433-7605 or Danielle.Kincaid@eastersealsucp.com
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - 12 months ago