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Spanish Speaking Peer Specialist - Youth and Young Adult

at AllHealth Network

Posted: 9/17/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: a7fddf98-e83f-4256-bee8-57d10922786b

Job Description

This is a part-time position, 20 hours a week, with no benefits. Flexible Schedule.  You must be fluent in Spanish.

Program Overview:

Youth and Young Adult Community Treatment Team (Y-ACT) is an evidence-based practice that uses a shared team approach to support individuals who have or continue to experience psychosis by offering assistance with early mental health intervention, symptoms stabilization, building meaningful relationships, employment, and education. Services include wraparound care navigation to assist individuals with connection to necessary community resources, skills training to help increase independent living, coordination of care with relevant supports, medication management, psychoeducation, peer support, and vocational services.

Job Purpose:

Help persons in recovery achieve their personal recovery goals by promoting self-determination, personal responsibility, and the empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery.  Expand the recovery options offered by Community Wellness Programs at AllHealth Network using an “All Paths” approach.  

Goals and Objectives:
• Provide a safe, supportive peer relationship that fosters trust and allows for discussion of recovery options.
• Provide support to the recovery path chosen by the client to include but not be limited to: self-help meetings, modeling effective coping strategies, medication assisted treatment, harm reduction,  abstinence, psychotherapeutic intervention, hospitalization, spiritual intervention, or independent recovery.
• Communicate and collaborate with colleagues, care providers and community resources to seamlessly integrate complex services
• Promote a positive culture of collaboration within AllHealth Network
• Meet productivity standards for the job role

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work closely and collaborate within a team-based model to ensure integrated delivery of care coordination and case management services.
• Motivate clients to participate in the program and in their chosen form of recovery by establishing a therapeutic relationship, early intervention and assertive outreach.
• Facilitates the following recovery support services; peer mentoring, recovery resource connecting, facilitating and leading recovery groups and helping clients to build community.
• Assist with care coordination tasks such as appointments and/or transportation, patient education and assistance with navigating healthcare systems, and facilitating communication with providers and other care team members.
• Conduct telephonic and face-to-face outreach and engagement to activate clients to be more involved in managing their recovery.
• Maintain a small caseload of clients requiring continued support in order to gain optimal functioning and sustain improvements in overall recovery from Substance Use Disorder, Mental Illness and Trauma.
• Positively contribute to the financial health of the organization by ensuring delivery of billable services and utilizing, monitoring and collecting data for decision making and program improvements. 
• Participate and contribute to departmental meetings, team huddles, rounds, supervision and other meetings, as needed, to ensure cohesive department operations.
• Enhance professional growth and development through participation in specialized training and other informal learning experiences.   Peer Recovery Coaches are encouraged to be active in a support community outside of the organization.
• Follow all AllHealth Network policies and procedures.
• Complete all required trainings as listed in Relias Learning within required timelines.
• Perform other duties as required within the scope of the position and the experience, education and ability of the employee. May include but not limited to services that promote mind-body recovery and resiliency, population health, medication management, educational groups, mentoring and coaching, and navigation of systems to promote improved health.  

Key Technical Skills and Knowledge:
• High school diploma/GED certification.
• Prefer completion of formal peer specialist training in specific content areas as outlined by the state of Colorado.

• Minimum of one year of active, engaged personal recovery from Substance Use Disorder and/or  Mental Illness.
• May require additional specialized experience and/or knowledge depending on program needs and focus (i.e., housing, vocational rehabilitation, recovery, working with special populations, etc.)

• Knowledge of multiple paths to recovery including therapeutic interventions, medication assisted treatment and different community-based self-help options.
• Ability to operate PC-based software programs including proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other computer based systems.
• Possess excellent customer service skills, strong organization skills, flexibility in responding to multiple demands, able to complete routine work with minimal direction from supervisor.
• Communicate effectively with health care team, clients and families, and community providers. 

Application Instructions

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