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NCDHHS Grant Funding Period: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
**Serous candidates should complete the application at www.cabarrushealth.org**
HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; some evening and weekend work
DEPARTMENT: Public Health Solutions
The Certified Peer Support Specialist should be able to draw upon personal life experience in his/her work with clients and feel comfortable with the self-disclosure of some aspects of those experiences with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and/or treatment and recovery, while maintaining appropriate boundaries. The Certified Peer Support Specialist is a fully integrated team member who provides highly individualized services in the community and promotes individual self-determination and decision-making. The Certified Peer Support Specialist also provides essential expertise and consultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each individual’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected and integrated into treatment, rehabilitation, and community self-help activities.
Education/Experience: Certified as a Peer Support Specialist or currently working towards certification as Peer Support Specialist by the governing agency required. High school or equivalent required. Must be comfortable discussing social, sexual, drug-related, and other harm reduction issues and experiences in a non-judgmental manner with both individuals and groups. CPR certification desirable. Valid NC driver’s license required.
Knowledge: Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of harm reduction principles and syringe exchange laws preferred. Basic knowledge of personal safety standards, safety techniques and safety principals that guide home visits. Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, with the ability to work as a team member. Must maintain professional boundaries while working with sensitive issues and must be comfortable working with diverse group of people using a harm reduction framework. Must be comfortable with public speaking and group presentations. Should have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $15.61 to $24.36 /hour