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Position: Peer Support Specialist

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor

Supervises: None

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Position Description

The Peer Support Specialist is an active member of the Eugenia Behavioral Health Center Team. For this position, we are requiring the successful candidate to already have completed the Peer specialist training and have a Peer Specialist Certification.

This candidate will provide peer support services to clients while under the supervision of the Clinical Supervisor. The Peer Support Specialist will function as a role model to peers; exhibit competency in personal recovery and use or coping skills; serve as a consumer advocate, providing consumer information and peer support to clients in outpatient SUD or MH services at Eugenia Center.

Duties

  • Assist clients in articulating personal goals for recovery with individual and group sessions. During these sessions, the Peer Support Specialist will support clients in identifying and creating goals and develop recovery plans with the skills, strengths, and support resources to aid them in achieving those goals.
  • Assist clients in working with their case manager or counselor in determining the steps he/she must take in order to achieve their goals.
  • Assist clients in setting up and sustaining self-help (mutual support) groups, as well as helping them locate and join existing groups.
  • Utilize tools such as the Wellness Recovery Action Plan to assist client in creating their own individual wellness and recovery plan.
  • Independently or with periodic assistance of higher graded treatment team members, utilize and teach problem solving techniques with individuals and groups; discussions will be utilized where clients will share common problems in daily living and methods they have employed to manage and cope with these problems. As one who has availed themselves to mental health services, the Peer Support Specialist will share their own experiences and what skills, strengths, supports and resources they use. As much as possible, the Peer Support Specialist will share their own recovery story and as the facilitator of these sessions, will demonstrate how they have directed their own recovery.
  • Use ongoing individual and group sessions to teach clients how to identify and combat negative self-talk and how to identify and overcome fears by providing a forum, which allows group members and Peer Support Specialist to share their experiences.
  • Support clients’ vocational choices and assist them in choosing a job that matches their strengths, overcoming job-related anxiety by reviewing job applications, and providing interview tips.
  • Assist clients in building social skills in the community that will enhance job acquisition and tenure.

Knowledge Required by the Position

  • Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using established standardized mental health processes.
  • Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support individual clients in self-directed recovery.
  • Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of mental illness (i.e. auditory and visual hallucinations, aggressive talk and behavior, thoughts of self-harm or harm towards others, isolation) and the ability to assist the client to address symptoms using strategies such as positive self-talk.
  • Knowledge and skill sufficient to use community resources necessary for independent living and ability to teach those skills to other individuals with severe mental illness. The PS may accompany clients to community resources to assist them in accessing these resources.
  • Knowledge of how to establish and sustain self-help (mutual support) and educational groups by soliciting input from the mental health consumers on their strengths and interests.

Qualifications and skills

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Identify as a consumer of mental health services as defined by WAC 388-865-0150
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain Certified Peer Counselor Certificate and Agency Affiliated Counselor Registration
  • Be in Mental Health Recovery for at least one year
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proof of a safe driving record (which meets established MHS Standards)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Proficient in spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Excellent time management skills; organized and able to prioritize
  • Comfortable with building relationships and dedicated to helping others
  • Empathetic and supportive with mentorship and leadership skills
  • Motivated to take on additional community involvement projects and solve problems

 

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Position: Mental Health Provider II

Reports to: Mental Health Clinical Supervisor

Supervises: None

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Position Description

 

The Mental Health Provider (Level II) will have the opportunity to use therapeutic skills to provide outpatient mental health treatment, as well as supportive counseling, case management, skill teaching, and family support while gaining the supervised experience necessary to become a licensed independent clinical Mental Health Provider (Level III). In this position, you will have the ability to work with a dynamic team, who is in the process of modeling the way towards integrated healthcare. You will promote learning and development opportunities, flexible scheduling as needed, and a supportive work/life balance.

 

Duties

  • The ability to provide social work, mental health counseling or marriage and family therapy under the supervision of the mental health clinical supervisor or mental health provider III;
  • Identify potential health problems through assessment of participant’s physical and mental status, daily living skills, coping patterns, strengths and supports;
  • Develop with the individual an assessment and comprehensive treatment plan that identifies the unique needs of the individual and may provide individual, couples, family, and group therapy;
  • Develop and implement behavior plans for individuals in services with behavior problems due to personality disorders or cognitive deficits with clients and/or caregivers;
  • Assure participants understand their rights to confidentiality and the limits of confidentiality;
  • Provide individual supportive therapy (i.e. problem solving, role-playing, modeling and support, social skill development, and assertiveness training) to increase client social and interpersonal activities in community settings;
  • Provide ongoing treatment measurement of individual’s outcome in services;
  • Address barriers and potential health problems that impede the development of skills necessary for independent functioning in the community;
  • Complete and ensure the maintenance of all required clinical and administrative documentation;
  • Represent the agency in coordination of service plans with other community providers;
  • Participate in quality improvement and assurance process for cases;
  • Participate in a unit team and provide team coverage as necessary;
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Possess a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Services, or other related field;
  • Eligibility for or license in Washington State is required.
  • Willingness to collaborate and work as a team.
  • Experience with EMR medical software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office Suite.
  • Task oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, clinical staff and administrative Staff.
  • Must maintain CPR certification, and any other necessary certifications (such as First Aid)

 

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Position: Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP)     

Reports to: SUD Clinical Supervisor

Supervises: None

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Position Overview

As a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP) you will have the opportunity to provide individualized substance use disorder (SUD) treatment while championing assertive outreach and engagement of integrated dual disorder treatment. In this position, you will have the ability to work with a dynamic team, who is in the process of modeling the way towards integrated healthcare. You will promote learning and development opportunities, flexible scheduling as needed, and a supportive work/life balance.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess and identify the treatment services each client should receive and recommend treatment objectives for the client’s individual treatment plan;
  • Contribute to the program’s ongoing assessment of client’s mental illness symptoms and client’s response to treatment;
  • Develop comprehensive service plans that include built in review and evaluation points, and modify the service plan in collaboration with the client’s support system;
  • Organize and lead group meetings and incorporate findings into service plans;
  • Document client’s progress to maintain a permanent record of activity per the agency’s established methods and procedures;
  • Provide individual mental health, relapse prevention, harm reduction, and substance abuse counseling based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral responses to mental illness and substance abuse;
  • Work effectively with the individual in services support systems, education and vocational training providers, and self-help groups providing services to individual client’s
  • Connect clients to services in self-helps recovery groups;
  • Direct standards for toxicology screens in accordance with Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) orders;
  • Assess and provide supportive services to address needs for problem-solving, wellness self-management, housing, income support, educational and vocational training, social supports, employment, and primary care;
  • Evaluate on a continuing basis;
  • Be an advocate and liaison in securing emergency detox and rehabilitation care and other community supports for individuals in treatment;
  • Participate in Team coverage;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possess a Washington State Behavioral Health Professional SUDP license;
  • Must not have committed, permitted, aided or abetted the commission of an illegal act or unprofessional conduct as defined under RCW 18.130.180;
  • Proficient in computer use/applications commonly used;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under state and federal contracts.
  • Professional personal presentation;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Reliability;
  • Proper time management

Required Qualifications

  • Two (2) years’ experience working as a SUDP, preferably in a behavioral health and/or substance use setting;
  • Associates, Bachelors, or Master’s Degree in Social Services, Counseling, or related field
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Position: Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT)

Reports to: SUD Clinical Supervisor

Supervises: None

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Position Overview

As a Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee (SUDPT) you will have the opportunity to provide individualized substance use disorder (SUD) treatment while championing assertive outreach and engagement of integrated dual disorder treatment. In this position, you will have the ability to work with a dynamic team, who is in the process of modeling the way towards integrated healthcare. You will promote learning and development opportunities, flexible scheduling as needed, and a supportive work/life balance.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess and identify the treatment services each client should receive and recommend treatment objectives for the client’s individual treatment plan;
  • Contribute to the program’s ongoing assessment of client’s mental illness symptoms and client’s response to treatment;
  • Develop comprehensive service plans that include built in review and evaluation points, and modify the service plan in collaboration with the client’s support system;
  • Organize and lead group meetings and incorporate findings into service plans;
  • Document client’s progress to maintain a permanent record of activity per the agency’s established methods and procedures;
  • Provide individual mental health, relapse prevention, harm reduction, and substance abuse counseling based on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral responses to mental illness and substance abuse;
  • Work effectively with the individual in services support systems, education and vocational training providers, and self-help groups providing services to individual client’s
  • Connect clients to services in self-helps recovery groups;
  • Direct standards for toxicology screens in accordance with Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) orders;
  • Assess and provide supportive services to address needs for problem-solving, wellness self-management, housing, income support, educational and vocational training, social supports, employment, and primary care;
  • Evaluate on a continuing basis;
  • Be an advocate and liaison in securing emergency detox and rehabilitation care and other community supports for individuals in treatment;
  • Participate in Team coverage;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • Possess a Washington State Behavioral Health Professional SUDPT license;
  • Must not have committed, permitted, aided or abetted the commission of an illegal act or unprofessional conduct as defined under RCW 18.130.180;
  • Proficient in computer use/applications commonly used;
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Pass and maintain a clear background record as required for healthcare organization under state and federal contracts.
  • Professional personal presentation;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Reliability;
  • Proper time management
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Eugenia Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Eugenia’s policy to seek and employ the best qualified individuals who are the best match for the position(s). We are committed to providing equal opportunity and access regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, or presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other status protected by law.