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Peer Specialist - Buffalo, Sundance, & Newcastle WY

Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center
Montana
Up to $17 an hour - Full-time

Location

Montana

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

1 Position available in Buffalo, WY

1 Position available in Sundance, WY

1 Position available in Newcastle, WY

Peer Specialists share their own unique experience of living with mental health and/or substance abuse conditions to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation.

We are seeking a individuals who embody our values of compassion, integrity, and respect and will be a fit for our culture! If you are hard-working and love making a difference in your community, this position is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a role model and mentor to people working toward recovery.
  • Informs, trains, supports, and empowers clients who directly or indirectly receive mental health services, including co-occurring clients.
  • Communicates, represents, and promotes the client’s and family/caregiver’s perspective within the mental health system.
  • Provides education to clients about recovery, peer support, consumer advocacy organizations, and illness management.
  • Strives to maintain client-centered practices by integrating family and positive support systems; effectively facilitate groups to promote mutual learning, engagement, and integration of community resources such as cultural activities, spirituality, and other positive support groups.
  • Attends and participates in special events, workshops, and training events within the mental health system and community. · Develops activities, programs, and resources that support clients in achieving their goals.
  • Develops effective working relationships with agencies and organizations to advocate for client empowerment.
  • Provides outreach to engage prospective clients in services or existing clients in increased community involvement.
  • May prepare and support clients at case staffing and at a variety of formal and informal hearings.
  • Provides peer support to isolated clients by developing a trusting relationship for accompanying client in the community as needed.
  • Understand the impact of trauma and responses to trauma, demonstrate sensitivity and acceptance of individual experiences.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant regulations including health service standards and certifying agency standards.
  • Completes paperwork requirements to maintain quality, up to date clinical records, including progress notes and other relevant information, and enters the necessary information into the electronic health record system.
  • Adheres and abides by the Wyoming Peer Specialist Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Practices and maintains appropriate professional and personal boundaries.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all interactions related to the agency, i.e., any records or client related information.
  • Demonstrates flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Travel to surrounding small rural communities to connect with and provide services to clients and potential clients.
  • Participate in peer support “warm line” call rotation.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Personal lived experience with mental health experiences and/or substance use and in recovery for at least 2 years.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain the Wyoming Peer Specialist Certification administered through Recover Wyoming & IC&RC. (For more information about the WY Peer Specialist Certification please visit https://recoverwyoming.org/peer-specialist-training-certification/)
  • Proficient in basic computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite/365 and willing to learn other applications.
  • Ability to satisfactorily pass a comprehensive background screen.
  • Valid driver’s license

Perks:

  • Competitive Compensation Plan
  • Extensive Benefit Package
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Wyoming Retirement System (State Pension Program)
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • and much more!

Learn more about Buffalo, WY

https://www.buffalowyoming.org/

Learn more about Sundance, WY

https://www.sundancewyoming.com/

Learn more about Newcastle, WY

https://www.newcastlewyo.com/

Our Communities:

Both Buffalo and Sheridan are nestled at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains of northern Wyoming. Located along interstate 90, each community offers ease of access to outdoor living as well as travel and tourism with the ability to jump on the highway to visit Yellowstone National Park or venture east to Mount Rushmore. Both family-friendly communities have excellent school districts, low crime rates and a “small-town feel” still packed with activities, culture, and fun for any outdoor enthusiast, arts and humanities devotee, or eclectic shopper. * *1 Position available in Buffalo, WY**

Newcastle and Sundance are both just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beautiful Black Hills in South Dakota and embody the true spirit of the west. From the scenic rolling prairie to the small-town friendly culture, you and your family will feel a sense of community. *1 Position available in Sundance, WY, 1 Position available in Newcastle, WY*

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $17.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
The health and safety of our clients and staff is our number one priority. We are taking various measures to ensure we do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For more specific information, please reach out to our HR Manager.

Application Question(s):

  • Having a personal lived experience with a mental health or substance use condition and being in recovery or in a state of stability for at least two years is a requirement for this position. Please provide a very brief explanation of how you meet this requirement.
  • Which location are you interested in regarding our open positions (Buffalo, Sundance, and/or Newcastle)? If you are interested in multiple locations, please provide each location you are interested in.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)
  • or are eligible for the WY Peer Specialist Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations