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||PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST ACT
||ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT PROGRAM
||$33,207 - $40,719 ANNUALLY
|General Statement of Duties
||Under the direction of the ACT Supervisor, performs responsible tasks in providing comprehensive, intensive, off-site services to Genesee Health System clients in the ACT program, designed to meet the individualized needs of the clients. Consumers served are assigned to the ACT team as a whole, thus, a good deal of sharing of information, feedback, and teamwork is required. Most consumer contacts will be off-site, either in consumers’ home or mutually agreed upon site. Persons must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision. Will need to facilitate the exchange of information between various programs, hospitals, and interested parties. In addition to ACT specific services, may also assist with housing, entitlements, skill building and ongoing peer support; responsible for significant liaison and consultation work with families, ancillary agencies, courts, hospitals, police, guardians and natural support systems. Will provide direct ACT intervention to consumers assigned to the program. Provides activities in
partnership with consumers served for the specific purpose of achieving recovery, including increased community inclusion and participation, independence and productivity; performs related work as required.
||High school diploma or equivalent, ability to read and write, AND current or previous recipient of verifiable mental health services, substance use disorder (SUD) services (must attest to remission or recovery with no abuse for at least one year). If in current services, must have achieved a level of recovery consistent with performance of the job duties.
Must have achieved Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) status through the Michigan Department of Community Health’s certification program. Will consider a candidate eligible for the CPSS training/examination. A candidate without the CPSS must take and pass the exam within twelve (12) months of hire to retain employment in this position. A candidate with SUD only treatment must be a current CPSS.
||One (1) year post completion of ACT or other intensive mental health services.
Computer knowledge and data input ability.
Two years of college, or (A minimum of 1 year) work experience with the target population (persons with severe and persistent mental illness, personality disorders, and/or substance use disorders.
||Must have a valid driver’s license, current insurance and the use of a vehicle during program hours. Must be willing to work weekend, holidays and irregular hours. Ability to physically perform the tasks.
Applicants who are current or previous recipients of GHS services must complete an authorization form to verify consumer status. Forms can be obtained in the Human Resources Department. Applicants who have received services outside of GHS are required to obtain and submit proof of such services (including diagnosis and dates of service) in writing to the Human Resources Department in order for consumer status to be verified.
Veterans must submit Form DD214 to determine eligibility for Veterans’ Preference
Interested applicants may apply online at www.genhs.org/employment or submit an application to the Human Resources Office, 5th floor, 420 W. Fifth Avenue, Flint, MI 48503
AND must clearly show they meet the minimum qualifications