Peer Support Specialist/Reduce Recidivism

Posted 1 month ago

HBHS offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including BCBS of MS Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Long Term and Short Term Disability, 401k with 5% Match, Paid Time Off and much more!

Job Summary: The Peer Specialist will perform a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages who have been recently released or paroled from a Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) incarceration facility in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process with the aim of reducing recidivism.  The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as role models to peers, helping other consumers with skill building, goal setting, problem-solving and finding resources.  Reports to the Reduce Recidivism Team Lead.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED equivalent required.  Must be a current or former consumer; or first degree family member of an individual who has received treatment for and self-identifies as a consumer or former mental health consumer.  Must have demonstrated a minimum of six (6) months, preferably twelve (12) months, in self-directed recovery.  Must successfully pass the Certified Peer Support Specialist after completion of DMH Certified Peer Support Specialist training. Good communication skills are necessary.  Must have valid driver’s license in Mississippi and proof of auto insurance.  This position has been determined to have an occasional or very low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

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