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Peer Support Specialist - Wellspring

Peer Support Specialist - Wellspring

Job ID 
2017-4580
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-NE-Omaha
Category 
Social Services
Type 
Regular Part-Time

More information about this job

Overview

MISSION STATEMENT:  The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

SUMMARY:  Provide outreach services throughout the community to engage those who have been sexually exploited, sex trafficked, or have formally engaged in prostitution as well as peer support services to current program participants in Wellspring Program.  Consult with participants as needed and perform peer related services such as information, education, and assist with program goals, on-going engagement and support.  Operate as a role model in recovery.  Facilitate groups for participants and serve as a consumer advocate.  Lend unique insight to program development and administration.  Utilize trauma informed practices.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other similar and related duties may be assigned.

 

1.Assist Wellspring therapist with a trauma-informed, evidence-based curriculum for the Wellspring peer support group held once weekly.

2.Assist Wellspring therapist in outreach to engage those who have been sexually exploited, sex trafficked, or have formally engaged in prostitution.

3.Assist Wellspring therapist with facilitating the weekly peer-support group in a therapeutic and empowering process with the goal to help survivors heal from past trauma as well as establish/maintain sobriety by using healthy coping skills.

4.To assist with transportation on a case-by-case basis using the Wellspring van.

5.Assist therapist with gathering and distributing donations.

  1. Assist program participants with their recovery goals. Consistently serve as an added support and appropriate role model.
  2. Lead and teach Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups and others as needed. 
  3. Act as a consumer advocate in community relations as a Salvation Army representative. 
  4. Complete accurate and professional records and documentation regarding participants’ progress notes, program and building related incidents/activities in accordance with the policy and procedures.

10.Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.

11.Complete 12 hours of on-going job related training annually.

12.Continue to utilize and refine trauma informed skills through training and practice.

13.Driving is an essential function of this position.

MARGINAL DUTIES include those functions that must be done but could be assigned to another staff member without significantly changing either employee's job.  Participate in performance and quality improvement program and participate in trauma learning community activities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED).  You must be a current or past consumer of the behavioral health services to qualify for this position.  Peer support certification and WRAP facilitator certification preferred.

COMPUTER SKILLS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of internet and word processing software such as Lotus Notes, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Basic computer knowledge needed to access time clock and personal information via a web-based system.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Current Peer Support Specialist certification and WRAP certification or attain same within six (6) months of start date.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be a current or past consumer of behavioral health services (BFOQ).   Must pass all applicable background checks.  Must possess a valid driver’s license from the state in which you reside.  Must be approved through Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

NOTCE:  As The Salvation Army is considered a religious organization it is exempt from Unemployment Insurance and Cobra.