Peer Support Specialist

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Indianapolis, IN

Adult and Child Health - Community Based Services

<p><strong>Adult and Child Health provides&nbsp;treatment in the community for adults who experience serious mental illness. Our Therapists and Skills Development Specialists provide services in our consumers' homes and&nbsp;</strong><strong>other locations conducive to understanding their behavior and learning new skills . We continue to use a multi-disciplinary team comprised of Psychiatry, Team Leaders, Therapists, Skills Development Specialists, Nurses, Peer Specialists, and Job Coaches to engage and support our consumers</strong><strong>.</strong></p> <p><br /><strong>Find out what our Staff says about&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Working Here</a>&nbsp;and our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Application Process.</a></strong></p>

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Overview: <p>The Peer Support Specialist will provide structured, scheduled activities to clients in the community that promote socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, and development of natural supports.</p><br/><br/>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Candidates must self-identify as an individual in recovery from mental health and/or substance use.</li> <li>Candidates must be maintaining healthy recovery and have the ability to tell their story of recovery to provide hope and encouragement to others. In addition, this position will provide skills training related to managing chronic diseases.</li> <li>Due to the nature of the program, this position may include evening and weekend hours.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul><li>High school diploma or equivalent</li><li>Up to 12 months of specialized training</li><li>All applicants must be either a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) in the State of Indiana, or meet the eligibility requirements for the Certified Recovery Specialist Program for the State of Indiana. It will be required that a candidate hired without the certification must become certified with the first 3 months of employment to retain their position. Certification requires that a candidate “have lived experiences receiving mental health or substance use treatment and have been in recovery for at least one year”. More information can be obtained at</li></ul>