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Peer Educator - Peer Re-Entry


The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD ("The HARRIS CENTER") is looking for a Peer Educator to join our team! Supports the treatment team in providing medication training and support to consumers.

This includes developing and maintaining peer programs

peer lead education groups

and other peer to peer initiatives that build resiliency an develop and enhance consumer skills.

Assists trainers in developing and maintaining training materials for new and existing staff.

What you will do:

* Develops

coordinates and implements the provision of peer group meetings and peer to peer discussion groups that will enhance consumer's ability to better manage their needs.

* Works collaboratively with trainers and clinical staff to enhance the overall quality of the clinical care and incorporate peer groups into the clinical care of the consumers.

* Ensures all services provided meet eligibility criteria and are authorized in accordance with agency and regulatory guidelines.

* Provides skills training and psychosocial rehabilitation services that address the severe and persistent mental illness and symptom related problems that interfere with the individual's functioning.

* Provides interventions in response to crisis to reduce symptoms and avoid admission to a more restrictive environment.

* Performs activities to assist consumers in gaining and coordinating access to necessary care and services based on individual needs

* Provides training/education on the nature of mental illness

the importance of medications

and other medication related information as outlined in the MTS/DSHS curricula.

* Monitors consumer progress with treatment goals.

* Provides communication to all staff on ongoing efforts to develop peer to peer programs and consumer led education groups

and coordinates access to these groups through all providers.

* Meets divisional productivity standards as outlined in the mental health division's operational guidelines

* Performs related work as assigned.

Adapts to changing work requirements.

* Demonstrates ethical conduct in all clinical and professional activities.

* Complies with agency policies and procedures accrediting/regulatory bodies and performance contract documentation requirements.

What qualifications you will need:

* Bachelor degree in human services (e.g.


social work

sociology) required.

Advanced degree preferred.

* Must be a Certified Peer Specialist / have equivalent certification or must take the Certified Peer Specialist training within 8 months of hiring.

* Must have at least 12 months treatment history for one of the severe and persistent mental illnesses

and be willing to provide consent for confirmation of current or history of mental illness.

* Basic understanding of mental illness

common signs and symptoms and able to identify difficultie...

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