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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: PT Certified Peer Specialist
Salary: $11.36 Hourly


Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Provide goal-directed, medically necessary peer support services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness and experiencing homelessness to assist them to remain in the least restrictive environment.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.

Essential Job Functions:

Service Provision Case Management Services

  • Peer Support using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being.
  • Help consumers regain the ability to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in treatment.
  • Help consumers connect to community resources so they can resolve homelessness and transition into stable housing.
  • Share “lived experience” and model successful behavior and strategies.

Peer Support Group Facilitation

  • Peer Support will make sure that groups are self contained and goal directed to assist consumers in minimizing or resolving the effects of mental and emotional impairments.
  • Peer Support will make sure that group facilitation is conducted with a recovery focus and using strategies for effective facilitation.

Documentation

  • Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed treatment and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines.
  • Complete Notes for Record, Precautions statements and authorizations for release of records as required and/or recommended.
  • Enters no show and cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record.
  • Enter AIMS data as needed.

Competencies:

Collaboration & Cooperation:  Builds constructive working relationships with clients/consumers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.

Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral and listening skills.

Detail Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures. Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise. Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions completed.

Resilience & Adaptability:  Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.

Time Management:  Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work or self and others. Balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one’s self. Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve.

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   High school diploma or equivalent.

Years of Experience:  Must self-identify as a present or former consumer of mental health services who has been impacted by homelessness.

License, certifications, etc…    Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Physical Requirements of Position:

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and using measurement devices.

Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI & DCF child and adult abuse registry. • Driver’s license check • Pre-employment urine drug screen.

Equipment:

Computer, complex electronic medical record, basic office equipment

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Varied schedule Monday - Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Location of work:  402 E 2nd St

 May work in adverse conditions.  Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20003070

Open Date: 8/30/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/1/2018 11:59:59 PM