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Senior Peer Navigator - resolve Crisis Services

Description

Resolve Crisis Services has been Allegheny County’s premiere crisis program since 2008.  With expansion program in mobile and other departments, we are looking for highly skilled caring professionals to join our team!

Sr. Peer Navigators are individuals with experience providing non-clinical support as a fully integrated treatment team member and educator for staff. Sr. Peer Navigators are expert role models of recovery values and principles by helping to identify and remove barriers and triggers to treatment for individuals receiving services from inpatient or outpatient programs. The Sr. Peer Navigator independently provides consumers linkage to community resources as recommended by the medical team.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide advanced peer services as a non-clinical provider and seek clinical staff for interventions as necessary, reporting pertinent patient information to the appropriate clinical staff
  • Identify an individual program specific initiative on an annual basis.
  • Co-lead and help facilitate recovery supervisor and wellness meetings.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community-based treatment agencies and human service providers.
  • Works within the context of the interdisciplinary treatment team and/or as a member of an identified program/module and as such is expected to attend staffing, consultations, and case conferences.
  • Maintain all required paperwork and documentation in a timely manner, as directed by Supervisor.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries, as described in peer orientation trainings.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge and application of Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Personal Medicine, and Mental Health Advanced Directives documents.
  • Assist individuals to access and to coordinate appropriate drug and alcohol and related services, including 12-step programs, residential treatment programs, and inpatient programs.
  • Provide advanced peer support services to patients in the hospital or community settings.
  • Educate consumers and other staff members about your role as a Sr. Peer Navigator.
  • Act as a mentor to peer navigators thru onboarding and on the job training.
  • May provide feedback and input on peer competencies.
  • Able to function autonomously and analyze and solve moderately complicated problems.
  • Serve as an expert resource for peer navigators through participating on committees and attending conferences.
  • Work with Consumers individually to address recovery goals, including discharge planning based on the needs and goals of the consumer.
  • Consistently instills hope by keeping a positive outlook in work and in attitude and is willing to share experience as a person in recovery.
  • Serves as an expert recovery advocate by providing educational information and helping consumer to make informed choices.
  • Demonstrates expert Knowledge of Engagement Strategies such as Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Harm Reduction.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in human service field preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of sobriety/recovery is required.
  • Minimum of one year of Peer Navigator experience or applicable experience.
  • Certified Peer Specialist or Certified Recovery Specialist certification is preferred.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and mentorship skills.
  • College-level coursework in a human service field preferred.
  • Experience and a self-disclosed primary mental health diagnosis or having experienced the recovery process, and willing to share drug and alcohol experiences to the benefit of consumers served.
  • Basic understanding of mental health and co-occurring disorder conditions or substance use that interfere with the activities of daily living and mental health wellness.
  • Progressed in own recovery and have basic understanding of the recovery principles: Hope, Personal Responsibility, Empowerment Skills, Self-Advocacy, Educational Opportunities, and the importance of using personal and community Supports.
  • Able to articulate to consumers, families, and to interested stakeholders that peer support is a non-clinical service to promote recovery wellness.
  • Entry-level competency using a computer, including email use and Microsoft Word.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
  • OAPSA with renewal

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