Haywood Regional Medical Center
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Peer Support Worker - Behavioral Health Support (Part-time) in Las Cruces, NM at Memorial Medical Center
at Haywood Regional Medical Center
Job DescriptionMemorial Medical Center
The Peer Specialist provides peer support services as a parent, consumer or young adult with lived experience in navigating mental health /substance abuse services. Serves as an advocate, shares coping skills, and provides recovery and resiliency related information for peers. The peer specialist performs a
wide range of tasks to assist and support people in directing their own lives and their personal recovery process. This means supporting people to live self-directed lives in self-determined roles are socially
included in communities of their choices. The peer specialist will role model competency in resiliency and recovery and ongoing coping skills.
? Will serve as member of the Care management team and will:
? Assist his or her peers to identify recovery goals
? Provide information and support to assist peers to effectively participate in developing a plan of care, engage in team-based planning and facilitate co-creating of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) as needed based on recipient choice.
? Model and collaborate to develop problem solving techniques with individuals
? Collaborate to assist peers how to:
? Identify their strengths and needs;
? Identify and combat negative self-talk
? Identify and overcome fears
? Employ coping strategies and relapse prevention skills
? Share resiliency and recovery-oriented educational materials
? Employ strategies to engage parents of children and adult peers who do not keep important follow-up appointments to identify barriers & obstacles and collaborate to find solutions
? Assist peers on inpatient units to prepare a comprehensive plan for discharge that includes relapse prevention strategies
? Link peers to community-based peer, parent, and family support services
? Serve as liaison with advocacy organizations regarding peer support training and implementation initiatives.
? Candidate must be able to work effectively and prioritize in a fast-paced environment in order to meet the demands of the organization. Candidate must role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills.