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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

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: J3W7SS5XSPB38V4VZP6

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Job Description

Memorial 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.