Forensic Peer Support

POSITION SUMMARY

Assist adults with a mental illness and/or with a substance abuse condition to access needed treatment and services. Incorporate lived experience, knowledge of recovery principles and a trauma-informed, member-centered approach.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.  Plan, conduct, and facilitate support groups, within program guidelines using established curricula and educational materials.

2.  Provide or assist in accessing services specified in the member service plans.

3.  Work individually with members and assist them in achieving the goals established in their Service Plans.

4.  Complete concurrent/collaborative documentation, including progress notes, screening notes, staffing notes and group notes.

5.  Participate in Adult Recovery Team Meetings and other clinical staffing in order to coordinate care with care managers and other clinical staff.

6.  Accompany clinical staff on home or community visits to members to provide outreach and/or wellness checks.

7.  Complete all TGC required trainings.

8.  Assist with coordinating care between clinical departments.

9.  Conduct member drug and/or alcohol screenings.

10.  Transporting members to various recreational activities, meetings or programs.

11.  Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers (members) and stakeholders.

12.  Participate in Quality Improvement processes within TGC.

13. Participate in agency job interviews for open positions.

14.  Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Required:

Previous/current involvement in behavioral health as a recipient of or a family member of a recipient of services.

Forensic Peer Support position requires previous involvement with the Criminal Justice System.

21 years of age or older.

Able to complete Peer Support Certification within 180 days of hire (if not already completed before hire).

Current driver's license and able to pass MVR screening.

Possess skills in computer usage, active listening, reading comprehension, time management, customer service, speaking, monitoring, writing and learning strategies.

Knowledge of community resources.

Ability to obtain Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Requirements:

Able to cope with emotional demands as they arise, and be able to secure appropriate support and help.

Able to remain calm when required to do several jobs at one time.

Able to sit for extended periods of time.

ACCOMMODATIONS

TGC will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, unless it would cause undue hardship.  We define reasonable accommodation as any change in the work environment or in the way a job is performed that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.  We will make a good faith effort to list any special requirements in our job descriptions.  The physical demands of this position warrant: Sedentary Work Occasionally lifting up to 10 pounds. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.