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Peer Recovery Coach - Mobile Mental Healthcare #369

at Telecare Corporation

Posted: 11/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1cb8ea12-5d43-4f7f-b07f-cd88aed244d2
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Job Description

Community Based Mental Healthcare

Peer Recovery Coach = Employee should have mental health history Peer Employment Training (PET) Certification

WHO IS TELECARE?
A rapidly growing mental and behavioral healthcare company. Established in 1965. 135 programs and over 4,000 employees!
Company mission is to deliver excellent and effective behavioral healthcare services to those in our community suffering from severe and persistent mental illness resulting in complex needs. We desire to de-stigmatize, to share respect, to share decision making and to provide the best care to those in need of our services.
 
WHO WILL WE SERVE?
LONG TERM CARE STEP DOWN
Individuals aged 18-59 years old who are homeless with serious mental illness and who may have a co-occurring substance use disorder, and who are not connected to outpatient services and are in long-term care (LTC) facilities and will be discharged as a step down to the community.
 
Thorough Total Rewards Package including:
  • Competitive administrative salary range
  • 401k
  • ESOP
  • Medical benefits for you dependents: United Healthcare PPO, United Healthcare HMO, Kaiser HMO
  • Aflac
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Option to enroll in personal life insurance for you dependents

Employment Status:  Full Time

Shift:  8:00 am - 4: 30 pm

Days:  Monday - Friday

POSITION SUMMARY
The Peer Recovery Coach engages, inspires, and facilitates meaningful conversations with members served that assist the members to explore, create, and meet their own recovery goals. Peer Recovery Coaches provide consultation to the team to promote and reinforce Telecare’s Recovery Culture as defined by the Telecare Recovery Centered Clinical System (RCCS) in which each member’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into services and self-help programming. Additionally, Peer Recovery Coaches respond to critical situations with high-level engagement and de-escalation skills which support a least restrictive environment for members served experiencing an emergency related to a mental health/addiction challenge.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• High School Diploma or GED required
• Certified Peer Specialist and/or completed Peer Support Training
• One (1) year or part-time equivalent of experience supporting members served with behavioral health challenges
• Experience as a beneficiary of the public Behavioral Health system of care
• Successful completion of Peer Support Training or Peer Employment Training.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply

Preferred:
• Demonstrated ability to perform at a consistently high level as a support worker in a healthcare field
• Bilingual/Bicultural a plus
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
• Draws upon own personal recovery experience with mental/addiction challenges as a basis for engagement as a peer with members served and to validate members’ own lived experiences
• Consistently utilizes recovery language and a strength-based approach to assist members served to reach their fullest potential
• Participates in the planning, organization and co-facilitation of Recovery Centered Clinical Service (RCCS) materials, self-help and recovery education groups
• Provides education and expertise from the perspective of a person with lived experience of mental illness to the team concerning various mental health/addiction recovery experiences
• Travels locally to provide outreach to members served in the community
• Participates in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and is willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe, healing environment for all
• Must evade members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.

SKILLS
• Knowledge of recovery focused, strengths based work in mental health/addiction recovery
• Be willing to seek to understand members’ unique circumstances, personal preferences and goals and incorporate them into daily work as well as any needed crisis response to help the member regain a sense of control
• Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of partnerships with members and member choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity
• Strong knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, twist, squat, kneel and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit, walk, reach, bend and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability