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Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist

Company: Mental Health Resources
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Job Description:

Mental Health Resources, Inc. Fostering hope, health and recovery for those affected by mental illness See what employees have to say about working at MHR www.mhresources.org/careers Mental Health Resources, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and employees who reflect the population we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people who have disabilities. MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALIST Dakota ACT Are you interested in assisting your peers in their mental health recovery goals? MHR is looking for you As a member of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team you will share responsibility for the rehabilitation services and supports needed to assist each individual as they work toward their goal of recovery. This position promotes individualized recovery, self-advocacy, and a culture where the individual's preferences are integrated into treatment. In this position you will provide strengths-based education and skill-building services in a variety of areas including participating in community resources, building relationships, and encouraging community-based activities. In this position you will: Work as a team with each individual to develop plan of services and supports in areas such as housing, transportation, budgeting, hygiene appointments, relationship building, symptom management, medication administration, and obtaining/maintaining benefits Provide collaboration and education to significant others and family members who are interesting in participating in the recovery process Advocate on behalf of each individual to assure the protection of rights and privacy Provide coaching, mentoring, and consultation to individuals and their families Model recovery values, attitudes, beliefs, and personal action Assure services are provided as developed by the team in the Individual Treatment Plan Travel to meet with individuals in the community as needed Minimum Education and Experience Must be at least 21 years of age; have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent; have a primary diagnosis of mental illness; be a current or former consumer of mental health services; and have successfully completed the DHS-approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam. In addition, must meet one or more of the following: Is qualified at the Mental Health Practitioner level as defined by Minnesota Statute 245.462, subdivision 17. Has at least 6,000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of peer services to persons with mental illness Has at least 4000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of services to persons with mental illness and an additional 2000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of peer services to persons with mental illness A few of the benefits offered by MHR include : Intensive two week initial orientation program AND on-going in-house training program 100% employer-paid health insurance for employee and employee children coverage $720 annual employer contribution to a Health Savings Account Up to 6% employer contribution to retirement plan 9 paid holidays and 18 days accrued PTO during your first year iPhone and laptop computer provided Pay starting at $17/hour mileage reimbursement MHR is a tobacco free workplace promoting health & wellness for the individuals we serve and our employees.

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