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Seek a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Northern New Mexico

Author: PBueno (New Mexico)
Posted: 04/17/2018 @ 9:25 am
Magellan Health currently has a position open for a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Espanola/Northern New Mexico. Here’s a link if you or someone you know is interested. https://magellanhealth.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/magellan_health_careers/job/Remote-NM-Espanola-87532/Certified-Peer-Support-Specialist-II--Northern-New-Mexico-_R00000016128-1?_ga=2.186780008.1927162306.1523981338-1627945709.1523981338 Here’s a job description for the position: • The peer specialist provides peer support services as a parent, consumer or young adult with lived experience in navigating mental health /substance abuse services. Serves as an advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery and resiliency related information for peers. The peer specialist performs a wide range of tasks to assist and support people in directing their own lives and their personal recovery process. For children and youth, this means helping them to successfully live in their family, achieve in school, and participate in their communities. For adults, this means supporting people to live self-directed lives in self-determined roles are socially included in communities of their choices. The peer specialist will role model competency in resiliency and recovery and ongoing coping skills. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Will serve as member of CMC’s high risk care management team and will: Assist his or her peers to identify recovery goals Provide information and support to assist peers to effectively participate in developing a plan of care, engage in team-based planning and facilitate co-creating of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) as needed based on recipient choice. Model and collaborate to develop problem solving techniques with individuals Collaborate to assist peers how to: Identify their strengths and needs; Identify and combat negative self-talk Identify and overcome fears Employ coping strategies and relapse prevention skills Share resiliency and recovery-oriented educational materials Employ strategies to engage parents of children and adult peers who do not keep important follow-up appointments to identify barriers & obstacles and collaborate to find solutions Assist peers on inpatient units to prepare a comprehensive plan for discharge that includes relapse prevention strategies Link peers to community-based peer, parent, and family support services Liaison with parent-run and consumer organizations and provider agencies regarding efforts to expand the use of peer specialists, achieve family/consumer-driven and youth-guided care, and support recovery-oriented programs. Serve as liaison with advocacy organizations regarding peer support training and implementation initiatives. Serve as champion for resiliency and recovery principles within the Care Management Center. Be a resource to CMC staff on recovery strategies and tools. Regularly attend and participate in CMC Consumer/Provider council meetings. NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Candidate must be able to work effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced environment in order to meet the demands of the organization. Candidate must role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Requires the New Mexico State Certified Peer Support certification. - Education: HS/GED - Experience: 1-3yrs. Industry: Health care environment Other: Knowledge of local system of services, resiliency and recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans, wraparound process, and community-based peer, family, and parent support organizations and services Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans Licenses, Certifications, etc.: Certificate of peer support training from a parent or consumer advocacy organization as available. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor degree preferred. Experience: As a mental health or substance abuse advocate preferred. Applicants must be able to draw on their own personal experience: Either parenting a child or youth with significant behavioral health challenges, or as a consumer or young adult who has experienced those challenges; Negotiating services and supports; and Be able to transcend their personal events to articulate the collective experience of their peers in the surrounding geographic area. Positive attitude that communicates hope and a recovery orientation Ability to hear anecdotal information and reframe in the context of facts and data, without losing empathy Strong interpersonal and listening skills Able to make presentations in team meetings and facilitate discussions Have a solid understanding of the recovery process and how to use their own experience to help others Have an understanding of wellness strategies, coping skills, and collaborative process WORKING ENVIRONMENT Sitting, Standing, Typing, Alternative work hours (Between 5:00p.m– 8:00a.m.) The position requires travel to the northwest quadrant of New Mexico. Qualified candidates must have reliable transportation. General Job Information Title Certified Peer Support Specialist II (Northern New Mexico) Grade 18 Job Family Care Management Country United States of America FLSA Status United States of America (Non-Exempt) Recruiting Start Date 11/9/2017 Date Requisition Created 11/9/2017 Minimum Qualifications Education Associates License and Certifications - Required CPRS/CPS/CPSS/CRPS/PRSS, Peer Specialist, State Requirements - Care Mgmt License and Certifications - Preferred Other Job Requirements Responsibilities Must be a self-identified current or former user of mental health/substance abuse or co-occurring services who can relate to others who are now using those services. Must have a vehicle in good, working condition with the ability to travel within the field regularly. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Product Suite. Knowledge of local system of services, resiliency and recovery principles and tools, such as wellness recovery action plans, wraparound process, and community-based peer, family and parent support organizations and services. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to represent strengths and needs of consumers in clinical settings; must be able to draw from your own experiences. Ability to summarize and document findings in treatment plans. Must be able to work effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced environment in order to meet the demands of the organization. Understanding of wellness strategies, coping skills and collaborative process. Competencies Language(s) Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled Porfirio J Bueno “Pilo” Director of Recovery Presbyterian Health Plan 9521 San Mateo Blvd. N.E. Albuquerque, NM 87113 505 923-7569 (Tuesdays, Thursdays Fridays) 505 288-4208 (cell)
 
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