The Sioux Falls VA is currently recruiting for one (1) permanent, full-time, Peer Specialist. This position is located in the Mental Health Service Line. Major duties include, but are not limited to: Participates in the service, training, consultation, and other professional activities of VA health care services and functions as a fully vested member of the multidisciplinary team. Completes assignments based on peer support knowledge and recognition by others of demonstrated skill and proven sound judgment. Works with Veterans with very complex mental illnesses and challenging situations that require effective communication and decision-making skills. Serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for effective wellness and holistic, recovery-based services that aid Veterans in daily living. Assists Veterans to articulate personal recovery goals through the use of individual or group meetings. Collaborates with Veterans and the treatment team to develop and implement a personal wellness and recovery plan. Assists Veterans in determining the steps needed to achieve their self-directed recovery goals and wellness. Utilizes recovery tools to coach Veterans on relevant skills needed for self-management of their health condition(s) and pursuit of their personal wellness. Observes behaviors that might indicate difficulty adapting or responding to treatment (e.g., missed assessment appointments, failure to attend or maintain abstinence, risk to self or others, disruptive behavior), completes appropriate documentation, and reports concerns to the treatment team in a timely manner. When appropriate, the position shares stories about personal recovery experiences in relation to current struggles that the Veterans report. Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Peer Specialist/PD80376-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598663600
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Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.