Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Mental Health/Social Services
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the leading provider of health services in Wake County. With a mission to improve the health and well-being of our community, we are committed to providing outstanding and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
The Peer Support Specialist will work with WakeMed and other providers to ensure implementation of the individualized treatment plan (with active patient involvement) through appropriate linkages, referrals, coordination, follow-up to needed support services, and direct care services. A fundamental feature of peer support is that the services are provided in the natural environment, thus these services may be provided in any location except the Peer Support Specialist's home. Additionally, the Peer Support Specialist must have lived experience for the population they will be supporting. Specific activities include: assisting patient in their community, follow-up care to assess adherence to medical recommendations, assisting patients with travel in reaching important meetings and appointment as indicated in the treatment plan, and assisting patients with managing their multiple health issues. Through an integrated approach, the Peer Support Specialist utilizes their own experiences to offer individuals assistance in achieving stability and obtaining and maintaining the level of coping and basic life skills that is consistent with their treatment goals.
1 Year Behavioral Health Or Equivalent Experience Required
High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Peer Specialist Certification Required - Within 6 Months of Hire And Maintain Vehicle Operator Insurability Required
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