Full-time position (40 hours weekly) or part time (20-40).
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Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually. Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers.
Position Summary (Purpose and Scope)The Peer Support Specialist is an active member of the Peer Program and provides peer support services to clients in need of behavioral health services. Under supervision of the Peer Support Manager. The Peer Support Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support for clients in outpatient and inpatient settings. The PSS performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.
Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
(Education, Credentials, Experience and Age- and/or Disability-Specific Populations)
- High School Diploma/GED required.
- Peer Support Certification required.
- Is, or has been a recipient of behavioral health services and has an experience of recovery to share
- Graduation from mental health court preferred
position is considered Safety-Sensitive by Polara health.
EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card. You may email additional questions about employment to email@example.com
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