Description of Position
The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) provides care coordination to identified Enrollees; facilitates the development of a Care Planning Team (CPT); helps to convene CPT meetings; coordinates and communicates with the members of the CPT in order to ensure the implementation of the Patient-Centered Treatment Plan (PCTP); works directly with the identified Enrollee to implement elements of the PCTP; coordinates the delivery of available services; monitors and reviews progress toward PCTP goals; and updates the PCTP in concert with the CPT. The CPS works intensively with identified Enrollees to support their access to services and supports and help to coordinate the services across systems and providers. The CPS facilitates care planning and coordination which is driven by the needs of identified Enrollees.
- Outreach and engage assigned Enrollees using techniques of Motivational Interviewing.
- Work collaboratively with other Care Coordinators, BH CP Supervisor, Enrollees, family, behavioral health providers, and Primary Care Clinicians to complete Comprehensive Assessment (CA) and with Care Team to complete Patient-Centered Treatment Plan (PCTP).
- Follow up with Enrollee, provider, family, social service providers, and natural community supports to ensure PCTP is implemented.
- Attend discharge planning meetings when Enrollee is at Emergency Department or inpatient settings.
- Advocating for the Enrollee’s access to services.
- Facilitate sharing of CA and PCTP in addition to updating progress in conjunction with members of the care team using available technology and adhering to CCBC, State and Federal policies and regulations.
- Documenting activity in the CCBC Care Management EMR Module.
- Facilitate Enrollee peer support groups involving discussions, guided discussions, and group activities.
- Providing telephone peer support to Enrollees in crisis, as needed.
- Other duties as defined by agency and/or program leadership.
There is no specific educational requirement for this position but certification as a Certified Peer Specialist is expected within one year of hire; Certification as a WRAP trainer a plus; a degree in human services and/or relevant experience working with mentally ill adults preferred. Knowledge of recovery process and core values of the recovery movement is essential.
Must have possession of good organizational skills, plus effective written, verbal and computer skills; experience navigating serving systems and the ability to teach identified Enrollees how to have their medical and psychiatric needs met; experience working with consumers with chronic medical conditions and consumers with co-occurring substance use disorders; recognition of individualized path to recovery; ability to use personal experience appropriately; and recognition of personal limits and stressors as a Peer Specialist.
Knowledge of Core-Competencies as identified by the employee’s assigned department; must have a valid driver’s license in the state of residence and submit a copy of satisfactory record of driving from the state of residence of registry of motor vehicles, as determined by the department vice president; must complete MA and ADP Criminal Offense Record Information (CORI) process; and must have computer literacy as related to the requirements of the position.
Date posted: 3/12/2018
For more information about this position, or to send your resume:
Community Counseling of Bristol County
1 Washington St. Taunton, MA 02780