Peer Support Specialist at Merakey

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana





Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career while working with an extraordinary team? At Merakey, we put heart and soul into everything we do.


We are seeking Housing Specialist to join our team at our program in Lake Charles, LA.


Earn $13-$14 hourly + $6,750 yearly mileage stipend


The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) performs a range of tasks through individual and group encounters to assist consumers in regaining control over their own lives and over their own recovery process. The PSS will role model competency in recovery and ongoing coping skills, serve as a consumer advocate, provide information, and peer support in their communities, inpatient or emergency settings. The PSS also provides essential expertise and consultation to other team members in promoting a recovery-oriented culture and practice of service provision and in understanding the consumers' perspective and subjective experience. Services are provided in accordance with all existing policies, procedures, and regulations and in accord with the mission and value of the company. This position will require travel within the region as well as an on-call rotation.


BENEFITS


Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plan, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement and much more!


To fill out an on-line application: www.merakey.org/careers


Requisition number: 72627


ABOUT MERAKEY


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve. Merakey strictly follows a zero-tolerance policy for abuse.


Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:


• Must have an active driver's license and be willing to work within a community setting with member who are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.


• Lived Experience: Peer Support Specialists must have lived experience with a behavioral health diagnosis.


• A behavioral health diagnosis can include a diagnosis with mental health challenges, addiction challenges, or co-occurring disorders.


• Peer Support Specialists must have at least twelve (12) months of continuous demonstrated recovery.


• Be able to complete a 2 week training/76 hour training (locations alter/may be virtual due to COVID)


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled


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