CommonBond Communities

Certified Peer Specialist

Location
Fort Snelling, MN
Posted
Dec 22, 2017
Closes
Dec 22, 2018
Ref
17-0130
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Healthcare
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Certified Peer Specialist

20 hours a week
some evenings and weekends


CommonBond is excited to announce a brand new position a Certified Peer Specialist. The Certified Peer Specialist will work in independent supportive housing setting with military veterans transitioning from homelessness, providing recovery focused mentorship.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Facilitate and elicit recovery skills development in mental health and chemical dependency
• Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and competency as related to the targeted clients and recovery
• Coaching, model, and provide feedback for independent living skills
• Function as the peer based bridge for transitioning into stable housing and community resources
• Provide recovery education and planning in the residential community setting to support autonomy, personal responsibility, self-control, and independence
• Willingness to utilize evidence based practices and person centered rehabilitation approaches to assist residents with transitioning integration into the community

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Qualified peer support specialist with certification required or willingness to obtain within 6 months of employment
• Experience with mental health recovery, dual disorders/chemical dependency
• Knowledge of needs for individuals with mental illness and chemical dependency
• Ability to demonstrate interpersonal communication, team work, and professionalism with residents and team members
• Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities, which include people of various ages, gender, sexual orientations, national origins, income levels, ability levels, religious affiliations, races, and languages.
• Be at least 21 years of age.