Clay Behavioral Health Center, Inc.Job Description

TITLE: PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director

SUPERVISES: None

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Assist others identified with substance abuse issues in living their lives based on the principles of recovery and resiliency assigned to caseload  

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

SKILLS NECESSARY:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

OTHER:

  1. Abide by agency policies and procedures
  2. Promote agency goals and positive agency image in the community
  3. Work with a positive attitude and as a team player
  4. Report any community complaints or criticisms of agency or staff to supervisor immediately
  5. Other duties as assigned by supervisor
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  (R=Required  P=Preferred)
Sitting  _R__ Standing  _R__  Walking  _R__   Lifting  _P___   Carrying __P_    Kneeling  ____  Pushing/Pulling  ____   Bending/Stooping  __R__  Climbing  ____   Reaching  _P__  Crawling/Crouching  ____ Grasping  ____  Turning  ____  Repetitive Motions  ____  Color Recognition  ____  Depth Perception  ____  Reading  __R__  Hearing  __R__  Other (describe) ____
HAZARDS:  (X=Potential Exposure)
Proximity to moving mechanical parts  __ __ Electrical current  __ __  Toxic or caustic chemicals  ____  Radiation  ____ Biohazards (airborne or contact)  ____  Housekeeping and/or cleaning agents  ____  Flammable, explosive gases  _X___ Human-borne pathogens  ____ Other: 
SKILL REQUIREMENTS:  (R=Required  P=Preferred)
Drive motor vehicle _R__ Prepare food ____ Lift __P__ (State weight __<50 lbs.) Typing/Keyboard __R__  Word processing software __P__  Data base software _R___  Spreadsheet software _P___  Other software ____  Calculator ____  Operate office machines __P__ (Fax, Copier) Verbal communication (including telephone) __R__  Written communication (including composition) __R__  Public speaking/group presentations  __R__  Team-oriented and collaborative interpersonal relationships __R__  Respectful client relationships __R__  Client assessment and evaluation __R__  Retrieve and compile information __R__  Verify data __R__  Maintain records __R __ Organize and prioritize information _P___  Analyze and interpret information __R___  Investigate, evaluate and recommend action  __R__  Basic mathematical concepts (add, subtract, multiply, divide) __R __  Advanced mathematical concepts (fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, graphs) _R___  Abstract mathematical concepts (interpolation, inference, frequency, reliability, formulas, equations, statistics) ___  Reasoning and logic __R__  Sensitivity to service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics   R    Leadership/Supervisory __ __  Other (describe) ____