Behavioral Health Peer Specialist

Location: Atlantic City, NJ  |  Position Status: Full Time  |  Position Shift: Varies
Reports To: Unit Director

Trainings: Annual, CPI, Suicide Prevention, HSFAC, MHA training within one year from date of transfer or hire date.

Career Development: Peer Advocate Case Manager Therapist

Position Summary:
This position will provide supportive services, including coaching in skills related to the Addictions Program. Completes all required educational interventions while engaging clients. Assesses social service needs and coordinates care.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Completes all required educational interventions.
  • Engages clients in a warm and empowering manner. Utilizes a first-person approach to interactions and interventions with clients.
  • Assesses social service needs of clients.
  • Assists clients with linkage to services in the community, such as financial assistance, medical assistance, transportation, etc.
  • Coordinates clients' behavioral health and medical care.
  • Performs outreach and engagement of clients to increase compliance.
  • Completes assessments as required by the program.
  • Assists clients with scheduling of appointments for behavioral health and medical care.
  • Assists with wellness prevention interventions.
  • Participates with other team members in the completion of treatment plans for clients within established time frames.
  • Assists with maintaining compliance with DMHAS, The Joint Commission and SAMHSA contract requirements.
  • Completes documentation within the electronic medical record systems in a timely manner.
  • Establishes and maintains positive community supports.
  • Maintains compliance with the DMHAS licensing regulations, including the confidentially of drug and alcohol clients.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences to support best practices.
  • Models and supports clients and staff in health and wellness activities and with using healthy coping skills.
  • Participates in assigned meetings and staff development.

Minimal Qualifications:
  • Education: High school diploma or GED. Associate's degree in behavioral health field preferred.
  • Experience: Peer position requires that the applicant self-declare past or current treatment for a mental illness. Minimum 2 years of continuous, active recovery required. Understands and support a trauma-informed system of care. Experience with illness management and recovery (IMR) and motivational interviewing (MI) preferred. Valid driver's license required. Excellent computer skills required. Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Self-direction and flexibility required to meet the needs of administration and management. Sensitivity to a culturally diverse client population and workplace required. Supports and validates individual differences to create a harmonious work environment. Supports the organization's mission to create a healthier community.

Equipment Use: Computer, copier, facsimile

The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Nicholas Papandrew
Applicants only. We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from recruiters/search firms.

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