CFG Health Network

Peer Support Specialist

Job Locations US-NJ-Newark
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/6/2022 12:14 PM)
Job ID
2022-5454
# of Openings
1

Overview

Peer Support Specialist

 

We are seeking a compassionate peer support specialist to assist and guide our clients. In this role, you will be required to conduct regular one-on-one support meetings, develop recovery strategies, coordinate client schedules and logistics, and respond to any emergencies as needed.

 

To ensure success as a peer support specialist, you should be empathetic and possess exceptional interpersonal communication skills. A top-notch peer support specialist should be able to easily identify warning signs in clients and provide effective interventions and emotional support.

Responsibilities

Peer Support Specialist Responsibilities: 

  • Meeting with clients regularly to offer one-on-one support and counseling.
  • Conduct new client intakes.
  • Developing recovery plans, coping methods, and rehabilitation strategies with the client.
  • Arranging medical appointments, therapy sessions, support groups, and other resources to aid the client.
  • Monitoring the client's behavior, schedule, medication, and activities.
  • Reporting any unusual behavior, conflicts, or recovery deviations to the relevant professionals.
  • Liaising with family members and medical professionals regularly.
  • Coordinating the client's logistics such as medical appointments and therapy sessions, among others.
  • Conducting assessments and providing feedback to the client, medical professionals, and the family.
  • Generating recovery reviews and performance documents to track the rehabilitation process.

Qualifications

Peer Support Specialist Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Valid driver's license and own transport.
  • A clear drug test and no involvement with substances.
  • At least one year's experience as a peer support specialist.
  • Lived experience with mental health conditions, substance abuse, or trauma.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly compassionate and attentive to detail.
  • Good knowledge of recovery resources such as the 12 step program and community support groups.

Company Profile

CFG is a comprehensive healthcare provider that is dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals and families by providing innovative medical and mental health services. Our Health Network includes Center for Family Guidance, CFG Health Systems and CFG Residentials.

Job Category

Behavior/Mental Health

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