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Peer Support Specialist, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Company: CNS Healthcare
Location: Waterford
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

CNS Healthcare complies with federal, state, and local laws in regard to COVID-19 vaccination. Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for medical or religious exemptions to these requirements in accordance with applicable law.The ACT Peer Support Specialists is a certified peer support specialist and works closely with persons who have psychiatric disabilities. The ACT Peer Support Specialist acts as a mentor while providing support and assistance to individuals in the following areas: achieving community inclusion, participation, independence, recovery, resiliency and/or productivity.The successful candidate will:Support individuals in acquiring and practicing all activities of daily life.Connect individuals to medically necessary and clinically indicated services including DHS, Social Security, food and clothing banks and other community resources using agency or personally owned vehicle, as assigned.Facilitate wellness groups including WRAP, WHAM, Smoking Cessation, among others, and support individuals in those groups in gaining access to community programs and services as they are indicated, especially physical health care and dental services.Ability to work closely with persons with mental or physical limitationsPromote client decision-making that support self-determination and participate in the Person-entered-planning (PCP) process.Assist individuals with the implementation of their goals and objectives identified in the PCP.Attend outings intended to enhance socialization and provides instruction-based assistance including teaching, prompting, modeling, monitoring encouragement and general support to persons served.Utilize a Trauma-Informed approach to deliver servicesIntermediate level experience with computers and Microsoft office productsWhat's in it for you:As a member of our team, you will have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our community and the lives of the individuals that we serve. CNS Healthcare provides a robust total rewards program to support our team members and their loved ones.We've shared some highlights below, but you can visit the benefits guide posted on our careers page to learn more!Comprehensive medical insurance optionsEmployer-paid benefits including dental, vision, life, and short-term disability insuranceRetirement program with generous company default contribution and matchGenerous PTO program starting at 18 days annually15 paid holidays, including 3 floating holidaysPaid parental leaveStudent loan forgiveness eligibility, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), HRSA, and moreAbout CNS Healthcare:CNS Healthcare (CNS) is a non-profit, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) with seven clinics and two clubhouses in Southeastern Michigan. CNS employs approximately 400 employees, paraprofessionals, and support staff, delivering services to more than 7,000 people annually.CNS provides comprehensive integrated health services in partnership with several community organizations, and uses a patient-centered approach to identify, support, and promote the overall health of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.Visit our website to learn more about our mission, vision, and values!Qualifications:Education:Required:High School diploma or equivalentExperience as a recipient of mental health servicesPreferred:Experience in working with persons who are mentally ill in either a hospital or community settingLicenses & Certifications:Required:State certified peer support specialistValid and unrestricted driver's licenseEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: CNS Healthcare, Waterford , Peer Support Specialist, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Other , Waterford, Michigan

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