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Peer Recovery Educator (Part-Time .6) - Behavioral Health 107
at Telecare Corporation
Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations, and have over 122 programs and over 3,680 employees across the country. And we're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.
Telecare is proud to have been recognized By The Bay Area Business Times as the 13th Best Place To Work In the Bay Area for 2019!
As a part of the Telecare Family, La Paz is a 130 bed Gero-Psychiatric center which serves adults 65 and older.
Employment Status: Part-Time .6
Shift: AM, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Days: Monday - Friday
Peer Recovery Educators are responsible for planning, developing, organizing, delivering, and maintaining a robust recovery education monthly calendar of classes, activities and outings. They continually promote and reinforce Telecare’s Recovery Culture as defined by the Telecare Recovery Centered Clinical System (RCCS) in which each member’s point of view and preferences are recognized, understood, respected, and integrated into services and self-help programming.
• High School Diploma or GED required
• Certified Peer Specialist and/or completed Peer Support Training
• Completion of an Adult Education Instructor course or completion within one (1) year of hire
• Experience teaching or facilitating adult learning
• Two (2) years’ experience or part-time equivalent supporting individuals with behavioral health challenges
• Experience as a beneficiary of the public Behavioral Health system of care
• Successful completion of Peer Support Training or Peer Employment Training.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver’s license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual, or local requirements may apply.
• Experience planning and facilitating interactive educational workshops on topics related to mental health recovery
• Bilingual a plus
• Bicultural background/experience preferred
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with internal and external stakeholders
• Responsible for designing and developing a robust monthly educational activities calendar focused on recovery and wellness
• In collaboration with the team, designs and develops recovery training/educational materials
• Delivers a variety of highly effective instructional strategies to engage every learner/member served
• Conducts regular needs analyses to meet the ongoing recovery education needs of the program
• Builds and maintains professional connections in the community to support and promote community based activities and outings
• Participates in the planning, organization and facilitation of Recovery Centered Clinical Service (RCCS) materials, self-help and recovery education groups
• Participates in verbal de-escalation and physical interventions in emergent situations and is willing and able to assist other staff as needed to maintain a safe, healing environment for all
• Participates as a full team member and provides input via reporting observations, concerns, and asking appropriate questions
• Draws upon own personal recovery experience with mental health/addiction challenges as a basis for engagement with members served as a peer and to validate members’ own lived experiences
• Utilizes recovery language and a strength-based approach to assist members to reach their fullest potential
• Encourages and empowers members to actively participate in their own recovery through self-accountable and responsible choices
• Supports members served in developing strategies to reduce self-stigma
• Assists members served with voicing their strengths, interests, and goals throughout their time in services including: goal plans, crisis plans and other methods of expressing member preferences
• Travels locally to provide outreach to members served in the community (program specific)
• Must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
• Knowledge of recovery focused, strengths based work in mental health/addiction recovery
• Willing to seek to understand each member’s unique circumstances, personal preferences, and goals and incorporate them into daily work as well as any needed crisis response to help members regain a sense of control
• Have a strong understanding of recovery and resilience, the value of partnerships with members and member choice, and the balance between protection from harm and personal dignity
• Strong knowledge of relevant community resources and methods for accessing them
• Strong presentation, communication, writings, and typing/computer skills
• Experience working with adults facing mental health/addiction challenges
• Interest or experience in working with people who are difficult to engage and maintain in traditional mental health programs
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with members served, family members, and staff from various backgrounds
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, twist, squat, kneel and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit, walk, reach, bend and do simple and power grasping. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity.
EOE AA M/F/V/Disability