Peer Support Specialist – Port Angeles, WA 98362

REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE:


Education:
Minimum High School Diploma/GED.


Licensure:
Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration and must complete training for certification as a Peer Counselor within 12 months of hire date.

Experience: Must be a person who has direct experience receiving services for a mental illness.


Other:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and an acceptable motor vehicle report and reliable, insured transportation.


PREFERRED ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS/EXPERIENCE:


Experience:
Experience as a Peer Support Specialist


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:


ESSENTIAL:

  • Able to identify client capabilities regarding education, work, and leisure activities.
  • Able to identify individual coping strategies and supports.
  • Able to elicit client choices.
  • Able to use sound judgments in intervention, support services and problem solving.
  • Able to manage crisis effectively to ensure safety.
  • Able to use sound judgment in intervention, support services, and problem solving.
  • Able and willing to work independently and as a team member.


PREFERRED:

  • Able to help clients transition from clinical services to natural supports.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of work in recovery.
  • Able to advocate effectively with community partners.
  • Basic knowledge of psychotropic medications and their possible side effects.
  • Able to assist clients with development of recovery values and principles.

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