FCC Behavioral Health
  • 27-Apr-2020 to 26-Sep-2020 (CST)
  • Poplar Bluff, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Job purpose 

The Peer Specialist helps individuals who have psychiatric disabilities develop a network for information and support. A Peer Specialist can share lived experiences of recovery, share and support the use of recovery tools and model successful recovery behaviors. 


  • Be at least 21 years of age;
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must self-identify as present and/or former person(s)-served of mental health services;
  • Must complete a State approved training program and pass a standardized examination.
  • Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health. 

Core Job Duties 

  • Provides individual assistance to person(s)-served in assessing mental health services including accompanying person(s)-served to appointments to address medical or other health needs.
  • Acts as liaison/advocate between person(s)-served and community resources.
  • Training, coaching and supporting in daily living skills, including keeping a budget, paying bills and maintaining an independent residence.
  • Accompanying person(s)-served to activities in the community, if appropriate.
  • Following-up with person(s)-served regarding appointment, completion of forms, returning forms or receipts and other similar activities.
  • Maintains and improve professional competencies through in-service training and other educational responsibilities---especially related to co-occurring.
  • Development of self-help groups outside the agency.
  • Helping individuals develop skills and resources that foster success. Progress notes written accurately using the PIRP format and in compliance with the 5-Day Rule (and/or site policy).
  • Accurate and timely completion of group counseling and group education logs.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.
  • Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
  • Maintain awareness regarding the agency vision and assist staff in continuing motivation and empowerment.
  • Consistently complies with supervisory directives as it applies to enforcement of facility policies and procedures with person(s)-served.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Listen to others to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.
  • Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.
  • Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.
  • Maintain confidentiality, at all times, within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
  • Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.
  • Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.
  • Demonstrate initiative and a "can do" attitude.
  • Other job duties and special projects as assigned.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Core Competencies/Working Knowledge                       

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Demonstrate corporate "vision" in day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrate corporate "values" in day-to-day activities (Privacy, Choice, Professionalism, Collaborative, Respect, Ethics, Competency)
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Leadership - displays a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction
  • Initiative - displays a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Analytical Thinking - analyzes information and uses logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Achievement/Effort establish/maintain personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
  • Innovation - use creativity/alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
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