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Peer Support Specialist

Description

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We are looking for a compassionate and understanding Peer Support Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing emotional and social support to individuals who are in recovery from mental health or substance use disorders. You will use your own experiences with recovery to relate to and connect with individuals who are currently going through the recovery process. You will also be responsible for helping individuals develop coping strategies, set recovery goals, and connect with other resources in the community. This role requires a high level of empathy, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to supporting others in their recovery journey.

Responsibilities

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  • Provide emotional and social support to individuals in recovery
  • Use personal recovery experience to relate to and connect with individuals
  • Help individuals develop coping strategies and set recovery goals
  • Connect individuals with resources in the community
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect for individuals' privacy
  • Participate in team meetings and case conferences
  • Document interactions and progress in individuals' case files
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Advocate for individuals' rights and needs
  • Participate in ongoing training and professional development

Requirements

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  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Personal experience with recovery from mental health or substance use disorders
  • Certification as a Peer Support Specialist
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level of empathy and understanding
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing training and professional development
  • Experience with crisis intervention
  • Ability to advocate for individuals' rights and needs

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your own recovery journey?
  • How would you handle a situation where an individual is in crisis?
  • How do you maintain confidentiality in your work?
  • Can you describe a time when you advocated for an individual's rights or needs?
  • What strategies do you use to connect with individuals in recovery?