Youth Certified Peer Specialist-Greenville, GA

HOPE'SCorner Child and Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Unit (C&A CSU) is a twelve-bed, medicallymonitored, short term crisis stabilization program that provides psychiatricand behavioral stabilization for children and adolescents and detoxificationfor adolescents. The C & A CSU is designed to serve as a first line community basedalternative to hospitalization, offering psychiatric stabilization anddetoxification services on a short-term basis.
The Youth Certified PeerSpecialist assigned to HOPE'S Corner promotes consumerself-determination and decision-making and provides essential expertise andconsultation to the entire team to promote a culture in which each clients'point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected andintegrated into treatment, rehabilitation and community self-helpactivities. Duties include but are notlimited to the following:
Provides support to youth peers who are living with a behavioralhealth and substance abuse diagnosis.
Provides education and skills training to client,family members, and other community partners involved in client's treatment.
Participates in daily team meetings.
Assists youth, family and treatment team in individualizedresiliency planning.
Provides first-hand experience about the recovery process, symptommanagement and the persistence required by the clients to have a satisfyinglife.
Acts as liaison with community services, including warmtransitions, when appropriate, to lower levels of care.
Provides peer counseling, consultation, and support.
Acts as a consumer advocate.
Provides case management services.
Provides post-discharge follow-up calls to determine effectivenessof services and promote engagement in aftercare services. Completes documentation, asrequired, in the electronic health record
Certificationas a Youth Peer Specialist
Musthave a valid driver's license
Bachelor's degree in a social services related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience in a social services related field OR High school diploma or GED AND Three years of experience in a social services related position OR One year of experience at the lower level Social Svcs Tech 2 (SST011) or position equivalent.

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