Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Posting Number: 17ST1866
Job Type: Full Time
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Peer Support Specialist III for the Department of Outpatient Services at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
The Peer Support Specialist III is a member of a team offering person centered, culturally competent instrumental, information and emotional support either in person or by phone. The PSSIII uses lived experience and basic peer support skills to engage and empower persons served to support their wellness.
Uses his/her own lived experiences with mental and/or substance use recovery as a vehicle to establish rapport and build relationships with the consumer and/or family member.
Models for consumers and team good communication skills, wellness and recovery oriented coping skills, and self-help strategies.
Assists consumers in identifying their strengths and wellness needs in order to establish recovery goals; assists in setting objectives for each goal and collaborates to determine recovery and wellness supports.
Is actively involved in the development of the consumers treatment/recovery and where applicable assists in development of wellness and recovery plans.
Visits consumers in their home throughout the county as per schedule developed with supervisor.
Maintains a working knowledge of available resources in the community and communicates same to team and the consumer.
Attends scheduled team and other meetings to discuss consumer needs, status and progress.
Maintains a cooperative working relationship with others.
Demonstrates initiative and flexibility with respect to job assignments.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Home Location Campus: Downtown New Brunswick
At least three (3) years experience working in social or healthcare field and/or mental health capacity preferred. Supportive counseling and/or mental health information and referral services experience preferred. Bilingual skills (Spanish/English or Cantonese/Mandarin/English) are preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Applicants should be comfortable working independently and as part of a team in a collegial group environment. Be able to use a computer to record services and other basic office functions.
Must be certified or eligible for certification as a Peer Support Specialist or Family Advocate. If not certified, documented demonstrated progress toward completion of Peer Support Certification within 12 months is required. Valid driver's license.
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