Company: San Luis Valley Behavioral Health
Posted on: August 7, 2022
SLV Behavioral Health is a regional leader in Behavioral Health
Services. We are community based and work with many agencies
throughout the San Luis Valley. We are a non-profit with purpose -
dedicated to hope, healing and recovery.
We have a variety of employees from hybrid, fully remote and
When you join SLVBHG, you join a culture of purpose and belonging -
where you are an important part of ever-changing industry. At
SLVBHG, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters.
Your work will have a direct impact on the providers of our agency
and the people we serve. If you want to be part of the behavioral
health industry and have an impact on helping providers increase
services, this is the place for you!
Under immediate to general supervision, the Peer Specialist (PS)
provides peer support services; serves as a client advocate;
provides client information and peer support for clients in
outpatient settings. The PS performs a wide range of tasks to
assist clients in regaining control over their own recovery
process. The PS will role model competency in recovery and ongoing
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Using the goal setting process the PS will:
Assist clients in articulating personal goals for treatment and
Assist clients in determining the steps that the client needs to
take in order to reach his or her recovery goals.
Assess recovery stage and appropriate interventions for that
Serve as a liaison between the client and clinician.
Assist clinician in outreaching, engaging and re-engaging clients
The PS will provide linkages, connections, engagement and outreach
with the goal of supporting an individual or family to participate
fully in choosing the appropriate services.
Endorse harm reduction, and support connections to comprehensive
community-based services targeted to reduce harm and producing
incremental improvements to overall health.
Connecting client's professional and non-professional services and
resources available in the community.
Utilizing their specific training, the PS will:
Lead as well as teach clients how to facilitate Recovery Dialogues
by utilizing the focus conversation (ORID) method.
Provides supports to aid the long-term recovery process.
Developing a one-on one relation in which a peer leader encourages,
motivates and support clients through treatment process and
Teach clients how to identify and combat negative self-talk.
Teach clients how to identify and overcome their fears.
Support the vocational choices consumers make and refer them to
Assist non-client staff in identifying program environments that
are conducive to recovery; lend their unique insight into mental
illness and what makes recovery possible.
Attend treatment team meetings to promote client's use of
self-directed recovery tools.
Utilizing their unique recovery experience, the PS will:
Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery
Model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.
Use their own recovery story to build hope and inform clients and
The PS will maintain a working knowledge of current trends and
developments in the mental health field by reading books, journals,
and other relevant material.
Continue to develop and share recovery-oriented material with other
PSs at the continuing education assemblies and on the PS electronic
Attend continuing education assemblies when offered.
Attend relevant seminars, meetings, and in-service trainings when
The PS will serve as a recovery agent by:
Providing and advocating for effective recovery-based services.
Assisting clients in obtaining services that suit that individual's
Inform clients about community and natural supports and how to
utilize these in the recovery process.
Assist clients in developing empowerment skills through
self-advocacy and stigma-busting.
Supervision Received: Peer Specialist receives supervision from
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Certifications: Successful completion of Peer Specialist Training
and Peer Specialist
Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Must be a client or family member of a client of mental health
Knowledge of and ability to apply crisis intervention skills.
Ability to observe, report, and keep records on client's recovery
Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and
Ability to use supervision to enhance own performance.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to work to achieve the mission and goals of this
Ability to perform light physical work.
Basic computer skills.
Material and Equipment Directly Used:
Phone (Voice mail)
Electronic Health Record
General office environment, home visits, travel and meetings
throughout the San Luis Valley and state of Colorado.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list
of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with
Keywords: San Luis Valley Behavioral Health, Pueblo , Peer Specialist, Other , Alamosa, Colorado
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