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Peer Leader - Common Group Wellness Center

 

20493

Family Services, Inc.

Part Time (Non Benefits Eligible)

Days with some evenings and weekends

Varies

High School/GED


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide Wellness and Recovery groups/activities to peers to develop peer cohesiveness, engagement, and social support. Services provide rehabilitation and support to individuals to develop and enhance community and independent living skills. Services are provided on and/or offsite at Common Ground Wellness Center and/or other appropriate locations in the community, according to peers' needs. Schedules may include days, evenings, and weekends.

  1. Provide group facilitation to Common Ground peers, onsite at the center and/or off-site in the community.
  2. Provides basic case management functions, but not limited to:
    1. Identifying peers' needs and linking peers with community services.
    2. Completion of assigned administrative tasks
    3. Other case management functions assigned by supervisor.
  3. With guidance from supervisor, facilitate groups and activities related to peers needs. May include, but not limited to:
    1. rehabilitation coordination
    2. self-care skills
    3. social skills
    4. independent living skills
    5. health promotion
    6. crisis intervention
    7. supportive employment skills
  4. Prepares reports and documentation, as required, in a thorough and timely manner.  
  5. Assists in orientating new peers to the center upon admission.
  6. Secures and maintains equipment/supplies and inventory lists.
  7. Accurately reports to the Group Leader peers' issues related to progress, and any program needs.
  8. Report to the Group Leader any issues related to the Peer Leader successfully completing job duties.
  9. Attends required trainings and treatment team meetings as scheduled.
  10. Provides group coverage as needed.
  11. Responsible for addressing immediate health/safety concerns and reporting cleanliness issues to the Group Leader.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors. 
 
Qualifications:
 

Competencies: Organizational and time management. Ability to establish rapport and to assist peers to identify his or her own needs (i.e.,self-care skills, social skills, independent living skills, medication management, health- mental and somatic, entitlements, and vocational)

Education: High school Diploma required. CertifiedPeer Support Workers and Certified Wellness Recovery Specialists preferred or BA/BS in Human Service and/or related work experience.  Additional certifications/trainings required (or provided during orientation, or shortly thereafter)

Language and Communication Skills:Good oral and written communication.

Technical Skills: CPR/First Aid, Infection Control, Food Safety and Handling, and Crisis Intervention/Suicidal Protocol.  A current, valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance (which meets minimum MD state requirements).