Peer Recovery Position at TCV Community Services (Homestead)

Employer Name:

TCV Community Services

Location:

Homestead

Position:

Peer Recovery Position

Hours:

Casual

Position Description:

Models recovery philosophy and practices with consumers and staff in all interactions.
Demonstrates ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and individual differences while providing services and interacting with co-workers.
Engages and provides orientation to consumers using the DSC Clinic. Computer assistance and education about how to navigate the computer to complete the Common Ground Survey and trouble shoot printing technology issues is essential. Engage consumers in learning technology skills to interact with tutorials and web based recovery information.
Teaches/assists consumers to develop individualized “Power Statements and Personal Medicine”, utilizes decisional aid worksheets and completes the Common Ground Software Reports.
Completes consumer check in documentation via computerized Electronic Medical Record. Displays initiative, creativity, solution focus and teamwork in all aspects of job performance and fosters a culture of teamwork among staff members and consumers.
Provides Peer support focused on recovery of meaningful life roles, finding community resources, providing assistance with shared decision follow through while maintaining professional boundaries.
Facilitates or co-facilitates Common Ground and Whole Health Recovery curriculum based workshops (Pat Deegan products and services).
Completes all required direct service documentation within required agency and payer standards. Documentation would include but is not limited to: Progress Notes, Decision Aids, Encounter forms. Meets productivity standards required by the agency.
Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrates flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with agency staff and other organizations and mental health stakeholders.
Works a specific schedule (may change at times) to ensure the services mirror the doctor’s appointments when required. Needs to be available for staff coverage for scheduled absences such as vacations and personal days.
Participates in specific professional development and on-going weekly team/supervision meetings. Demonstrates flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with agency staff and other organizations and mental health stakeholders including changing regular schedule to accommodate such collaboration.
OTHER POSITION CHARACTERISTICS:
ACCURACY REQUIRED IN WORK:
Accuracy in written work is essential in maintaining continuity of care and quality of treatment provided as well as meeting county and state regulations for program operation. Accuracy in Qualifacts, documentation, including spelling and grammar, is essential. Accuracy is also required in managing time to ensure consumer Common Ground Reports are done prior to the doctor visit occurring.
CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR:
Failure to complete adequate and timely documentation can impact licensing of the program and result in loss of licensure and or funding by third-party payers. Failure to use best practices when working with consumers can result in less effective treatment for consumers and adversely affect the operations of the medication clinic. Poor time management in delivering the Common Ground Reports will interfere with the doctor’s billing and productivity and this will impact the agency financial standing.

Job Requirements:

MACHINES, TOOLS, INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS USED:
Computer, fax machine, copy machine, cell phone, pager, telephone, printer.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:This is a professional office environment with shared office space. Visiting other sites/agencies (in and out of state) for meetings and training purposes is required.
SAFTETY FOR OTHERS: This individual is required to use good judgment, as many decisions are made which will impact the safety of consumers or other staff and could defuse a potentially serious situation. All unsafe conditions should be addressed and reported as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Common Ground Report Software, Internet Searches etc; ability to make all decisions within the guidelines of the agencies mission, vision and values.Some knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects; knowledge of group dynamics and interpersonal skills; ability to navigate qualifacts documentation system; knowledge of crisis intervention skills; knowledge of universal precautions; ability to set appropriate therapeutic boundaries and to follow all agency rules, regulations and procedures; basic computer knowledge including e-mail
REQUIRED MINIMUM TRAINING:This direct service level position requires a minimum of High School Diploma and at least 2 years related work experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience). First person experience with mental health recovery and willingness to disclose is a requirement.

Instructions on how to apply:

Please submit updated resumes to aleonard@tcv.net
Contact Person – Tricia Berthold
Phone Number – 4125310222
Fax – 412-351-0180
Email – tberthold@tcv.net