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CBCS Peer Support Specialist

Location: Klamath Falls
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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Job Title: CBCS Peer Support SpecialistFull time: Day ShiftIntro and job overview: Join our KBBH team and find meaningful work, inspiring colleagues, career growth, great compensation, and excellent benefits. Located in beautiful Southern Oregon.Join an outstanding multi-disciplinary team including an on-staff psychiatric team and licensed clinical staff. Klamath Basin Behavioral Health is an accredited NHSC facility. The NHSC Loan Repayment Program is open to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who are employed by accredited sites.CBCS Peer Support Specialist Benefits and Pay range:Salary: $18.38 - $21.14 DOEMedical Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance403 (b) & up to 8% MatchingPaid Vacation & Wellness DaysLife InsuranceDisability InsuranceFlexible Spending Account (FSA)Health Savings Account (HSA)Employee DiscountsEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Wellness ProgramTuition Reimbursement Program CBCS Peer Support Specialist Summary: A certified peer support specialist, is a person with significant life-altering experience. This is also referred to as "lived experience". These specialists support individuals with struggles pertaining to mental health, psychological trauma, or substance use. Because of their lived experience, such persons have expertise that professional training cannot replicate. Peer Support Specialist (PSS) are past or present clients of mental health and/or substance use disorder services who has experienced significant recovery to provide peer services. The PSS offers peer support to individuals who have similar life experiences and acts as a positive role model to aid in recovery. The PSS is a member of an interdisciplinary team and participates in development of personal recovery plans.CBCS Peer Support Specialist Responsibilities and Qualifications: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.Meets with assigned peers in a variety of settings which may include home visits,community setting, treatment facilities, office visits, and other related settings to establish and maintain a positive, trusting relationship.Attends group sessions for clients to support patient growth and recovery.Assists clients in identifying their personal recovery goal through the development of a Personal Recovery Plan.Assist clients in working on overcoming barriers to maintaining independence and may help with skill building in budgeting, setting up transportation, making health careappointments, and connecting with benefits.The PSS offers follow-up support to connect individuals with a full range of resources in the community to assist individuals in maintaining stability and control over their own lives.Certified Peer Support Specialist must conduct themselves in accordance with the NCCAP.NCPRSS Code of Ethics outlined below: Agree to maintain a minimum of two (2) clinical supervision sessions per month totaling at least 2 hours of documented clinical supervision.Accurately identify my qualifications, expertise, and certifications to all whom I serve.and to the public.Make public statements or comments that are true and reflect current and accurate.information.Remain free from any substances that affect my ability and capacity to perform my duties as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist.Recognize personal issues, behaviors, or conditions that may impact my performance as a PSS.Maintain regular supervision and ongoing support so I have a person with whom I can address challenging personal issues, behaviors, or conditions that may negatively affect my own recovery. I understand that misconduct may result in the suspension of my credentials.Respect and acknowledge the professional efforts and contributions of others and not declare or imply credit as my own. If involved in research, I shall give credit to those who contribute to the research.Maintain required documentation for and in all clients, records as required by KBBH or the Federal requirements making certain that records are documented honestly and stored securely. Agency disposal of records policies shall be adhered to.Protect the privacy and confidentiality of persons served in adherence with Federal Confidentiality, HIPAA laws, local jurisdiction and state laws and regulations. Thisincludes electronic privacy standards (social media, Texting, Video Conferencing etc.).Use client contact information in accordance with agency policy.Not to create my own private practice.Conflict of Interest as a Peer Support Specialist: Reveal any perceived conflict of interest immediately to my professional supervisor and remove myself from the peer recovery support specialist relationship as required.Disclose any existing or pre-existing professional, social, or business relationships with person(s) served. I shall determine, in consultation with my professional supervisor, whether existing or pre-existing relationships interfere with my ability to provide services person(s) served.I will not sponsor individuals with whom I have previously served or currently serve as a Peer Support Specialist.Support Specialist/Client Relationship as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist: Clearly explain my role and responsibilities to those I serve.Terminate the relationship with a person(s) served when services appear no longer of benefit and to respect the rights of the person served to terminate services at his/her request.Request a change in my role as a PSS with a person being served if the person served requests a change.Not engage in sexual activities or personal relationships with persons served in my role as a PSS, or members of the immediate family of person(s) served.Set clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries with all persons served.If at any point I feel I am unable to meet any of these requirements, I will immediately cease performance as a Peer Support Specialist and seek professional assistance.CBCS Peer Support Specialist Education/Experience: OHA Certified Peer Support Specialist Requirements:Be at least 18 years of age.You must Not be listed on the Medicaid provider exclusion list.You must identify as a peer under one or more of the following:A self-identified person currently or formerly receiving mental health services; orA self-identified person in recovery from an addiction disorder, who meets the abstinence requirements for recovering staff in alcohol and other drug treatment programs (2 years); andSuccessfully complete the required training offered by an OHA approved training program for Peer Support SpecialistComplete an OHA application and send it to the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI)Pass a criminal history background check administered by the OHA background check unit (BCU)Complete an Oregon Health Authority approved, 40-hour PSST training to be eligible to become an Oregon State Certified Peer Support Specialist under the Traditional Health Worker (THW) program. Other Considerations: Klamath Basin Behavioral Health celebrates diversity and is committed to creating inclusive and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Our employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and agency need.COVID-19 Vaccination or medical or religious exemption PI208176107

Keywords: KLAMATH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER, Medford , CBCS Peer Support Specialist, Other , Klamath Falls, Oregon

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