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Peer Support Specialist

Company: Carolinas HealthCare System
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Peer Support Specialist Date: Nov 13, 2019 Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Company: Atrium Health Job Req ID: ****** Position Number: ******** Employment Type: Full Time Shift: Variable/On Call Shift Details: 4 days 10 hours shifts including weekends Standard Hours: 40.00 Department Name: CMC Emergency Medicine Location: GME - Acute Adult Location Details: CMC Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit ************************************ Job Summary The Peer Support Specialist utilizes their lived experience with the healing process of recovery from a substance use challenges to offer assistance and support to promote another peer's own personal recovery and assist them in entry to treatment through work in the emergency room. The Peer Support Specialist will be assigned to the emergency medicine team of a counselor, manager, and medical director to collaborate on assisting patients to accept and gain entry to treatment direct from the Emergency Room. Essential Functions Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Interacts with program participants and co-workers with empathy, and respect maintaining dignity and confidentiality. Demonstrates an understanding of the procedures for responding to a crisis both for the individuals served and person providing peer support services. Uses trauma sensitive communication skills to engage clients. Demonstrates the ability to conduct daily life skills groups following the guidelines and principles of Recovery and Trauma Informed Care. Educates the client with treatment team input regarding potential referral sources to coordinate services for clients. Demonstrates an understanding of HIPPA and obtains signed releases of information prior to sharing information. Demonstrates the ability to disengage from their relationship with whom they are working. Demonstrates the ability to document clearly, concisely, and accurately all individual and group meetings. Physical Requirements Works in the emergency room with exposure to potentially combative and hostile clients. Work requires being on the floor answering pages, and coordinating and communicating with other staff persons in various disciplines and agencies. Education, Experience and Certifications. High School diploma or GED required. Bachelors degree in a relevant human services field preferred (such as social work or psychology). Successful completion of Certified Peer Support Training Program within 6 months of hire. Maintains peer support certificate per state standards. Previous personal experience with the treatment of substance use illness is preferred. Must have good therapeutic communication skills. Ability and willingness to work as a team member. Must have good communication skills and the ability to read and write. Must have computer skills sufficient to document in an electronic medical record. Must complete defensive driving class annually. Position is grant funded and person will sign a statement that they understand the job ends June 30th 2020 , although efforts are being made to secure additional long term funding for the position. At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations. As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve. Posting Notes: Not Applicable Atrium Health is an EOE/AA Employer Nearest Major Market: Charlotte Job Segment: Medical, Social Worker, Emergency Medicine, EMR, Healthcare, Service

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