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PARK COUNTY DROP IN CENTER Peer Support Specialist in LIVINGSTON, Montana

The brand new Park County Drop In Center (PCDIC) which has plans to open June 1st, 2024 is seeking a part time Peer Support Specialist (PSS) to support the manager in running the day to day operations at the PCDIC Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 am -1:30 pm. The Peer Support Specialist will provide community-based peer support services that are designed to promote the recovery, empowerment, and community integration of individuals who have severe and chronic behavioral health challenges. Will facilitate opportunities for individuals receiving service to direct their own recovery and advocacy process, by teaching and supporting individuals. Promoting the knowledge of available service options and choices of natural resources in the community and help facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth. Job Duties: Work with the manager of the PCDIC to help consumers to develop a personal recovery plan and identify opportunities to provide support as clients work to achieve their recovery goals. Promotes client self-determination and decision-making. Coaches and supports clients who are developing the necessary skills for integration into the community. Advocates for clients working in recovery that are developing life skills and building confidence to attain goals. Interacts with referral contacts within the community. Links clients to resources identified within the wellness recovery plan. Models competency in recovery and maintaining ongoing wellness. Monitors and supports clients through peer support and reports progress or concerns to the treatment team. Co-leading peer support group with manager. Minimum Qualifications: Must self-identify as a client of mental health and/or substance abuse. Must be a certified Peer Support Specialist (PSS) or PCDIC will pay for a training if not one. Must have some knowledge and experience of severe mental illness and treatment and its impact on consumers/survivors and their families. Must have excellent computer skills. Work Environment/Physical Demands Carry supplies needed to perform outreach up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.