ADULT PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST – FT DAYS - ADVENTHEALTH MANCHESTER
All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
Benefits from Day One
Paid Days Off from Day One
Student Loan Repayment Program
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
The community you’ll be caring for:
Clay County has relied on AdventHealth Manchester, formerly Manchester Memorial Hospital, in Kentucky since 1917. Today, our hospital in Clay County serves more than 60,000 patients every year, while staying true to our community-focused, patient-centric model of care.
The role you’ll contribute:
Through health, home, purpose and community we will work to guide clients toward the identification and achievement of specific goals defined by the client and specified in the Treatment Plan. Peer Specialist Services is a structured and scheduled therapeutic activity with an individual client or group, provided by a trained, self-identified consumer of mental health services.
A Peer Support Specialist is designed for an individual who has been in receipt of mental health services for serious mental illness or chemical dependency and is willing and purposeful in sharing and using their experiences, knowledge, and first-hand insight regarding behavioral health recovery and hope to the benefit of the clients served.
As a Kentucky Peer Specialist (KPS) you must complete 30 hours of training and passes both a written and oral test. The job of a KPS is not to replace current clinical mental health staff but to offer additional and/or alternative options to help people in their efforts to recover.
Regular supervision is required, and each qualified Kentucky Peer Specialist must earn at least 6 hours of continuing education each year.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
Provides peer counseling and consultation to individual clients, families, and team staff; acts as a liaison with community resources; carries out rehabilitation and support functions; and assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families, and crisis intervention under the clinical supervision of a Qualified Mental Health Professional.
Attend selected RIAC, LIAC and SIAC meetings, when appropriate or required.
Maintain appropriate documentation and records for Medicaid billable service
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
High School Diploma or GED (Required)
Prior Case Management Experience (Required)
Currently certified in good standing as a Kentucky Adult Peer Support Specialist OR must complete and receive certification for a Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health Adult Peer Support Specialist training within three months of employment. (Required)
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable operating transportation. (Required)
Adult Peer Support Specialists must successfully complete the core competency training administered by the State of Kentucky. (Required)
Be a self-identified consumer of mental health services. (Required)
Maintain professional status and meet Medicaid and/or SIAC requirements. (Required)
Must maintain yearly Continuing Education for Kentucky Adult Peer Support Specialist certification as outlined by the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health. (Required)
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.