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Company: WestCare
Location: Pinellas Park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


**SUMMARY**: The Peer Specialist is an individual who has real life experience and has managed wellness who mentors others. The Peer Specialist provides substance abuse promotion services including education, psycho-education, prevention and outreach.

**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES**: include the following, as well as performance of other work related duties as assigned:

* Serve as a member of the treatment team * Greets clients and assists with client inquiries * Assists team with client flow and gathers wellness information * Provides individual coaching to client in accordance with their visits either before or after * Participate in the development of person-centered Wellness and Recovery plans that integrate all clinical and non-clinical care related needs and services with the individual and the treatment team * Encourages and supports and coaches his/her peers in achieving the goals described in the individual's treatment and Recovery plan * Co-facilitates evidenced based groups/classes to support improved health outcomes * Support and encourage their peers to be effective self-advocates * Promotes and encourages recovery based on SAMHSA's Guiding Principles of Recovery * Apply Motivational Interviewing strategies to effectively engage service recipients * Assist and support consumers with referrals and linkages to community and social support services * Facilitate Psycho-educational activities for groups and individuals in accordance with the approved curriculum * Documents services provided to the consumer * Participate in Quality Improvement activities and committee assignments as requested. * Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with members of a multidisciplinary team. * Ability to organize, interpret and communicate data in a comprehensive and effective manner. * Ability to communicate information effectively in both oral and written formats. * Perform other duties as assigned

# Qualifications

**EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE**: High School Diploma or GED.

**EXPERIENCE**: Must have been current recipient of behavioral health services with a minimum of two years in recovery.


*Level:* Experienced

*Job Location:* Pinellas Park - 8800 49 N 403 - Pinellas Park, FL

*Remote Type:* N/A

*Position Type:* Full Time

*Education Level:* High School

*Salary Range:* $13.00 - $13.00 Hourly

*Travel Percentage:* Negligible

*Job Shift:* Day

*Job Category:* Nonprofit - Social Services

Keywords: WestCare, Pinellas Park , Careers, Other , Pinellas Park, Florida

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