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Mental Health/Peer Specialist

Requisition #: 192216
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Sept. 16, 2019

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Under the supervision of the Director of the Mobile Treatment program, provides direct mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness using the Evidence Based Practice and Recovery Model. Works as a member of the treatment team. Prefer experience with adults suffering from mental illness and substance abuse. Responsible for providing peer counseling and case management services to patients/clients in a Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program.

Full Time (40 hours)

Day Shift 8:30 to 5:00

405 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

The Peer Specialist may have a college degree in a human services field, or in another area, have a high-school diploma, or have at least two years of paid or volunteer work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Minimum of one year experience working with adults with mental illness.


Knowledge:
1. The Peer Specialist, who is or has been a recipient of mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness, should have self-knowledge to manage their mental illness and be well along in their recovery.
2. Must have a strong commitment to the right and the ability of each person with a severe mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous support and services

It is essential the Peer Specialist have skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for clients' rights and personal preferences in treatment is essential. Typically, must have a valid driver's license for the state in which the program operates or effectively uses transportation to travel independently in the program's service area.

Skills: Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team in the provision of support services to adults and their family. Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate services, disseminate information and maintain regular contacts with service providers.

Works in patient care areas where there are no physical discomforts due to dust, dirt, temperature and the like

PayGrade: CG

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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