JusticePoint Peer Support Specialist
The JusticePoint Peer Specialist (PS) engages and encourages peers in recovery. The PS will function as a role model to peers by demonstrating competency in personal recovery and the use of coping/recovery skills. The goal is to promote engagement, self-direction, and recovery skills so the peer can gain independent mastery over their own recovery. The PS works with peers as equals. The position would work with a diverse group of high-risk, high-need, justice-involved individuals.
This opening is not a general case management or social work position. It is specifically for individuals who have or are seeking Peer Specialist certification, have a history of diagnosed mental health and/or AODA issues, and are willing to openly share their recovery story. Those applying for the position should be able to understand and articulate the role and duties of a Peer Specialist.
Personal experience with successful sobriety and/or recovery for at least the last year prior to date of hire
Basic office and computer skills required, including use of Microsoft Office products and general ability to learn and utilize databases
-Preferred- Certified Peer Support Specialist through the State of Wisconsin
-Preferred- Experience in facilitation of group programming, such as Mental Health Education Groups, Medication Management Groups, Cognitive Behavioral Groups, Recovery Groups, and etc.
Be mindful of the ethics, boundaries, power and control issues unique to the PS role
Provide trauma informed, culturally sensitive, and age appropriate services specific to each peer
Maintain accurate, timely, and appropriate records as well as the privacy of those records
Engage peers individually or in groups using evidence based tools and curricula to teach social skills, problem solving, coping and recovery skills, and mindfulness or grounding skills
Model, and be willing to role-play, social and recovery skills as necessary to promote self-empowerment of peers
Share their personal experiences and the skills, strengths, and supports they use for recovery
Encourage peers to become self-directed, focus on their strengths, exercise use of natural supports, develop their own recovery goals and strengthen valued roles within their community
Research, locate, and engage resources that are beneficial to peers needs and desires
Maintain a working knowledge of trends and developments in the mental health, social work, and AODA field by reading relevant materials and/or by attending training opportunities
Other duties as assigned that are consistent with the role of a PS
Starting Pay of $14-$16/hour based on certification