Mental Health Tech - FT Days/Evenings - Mercy-Council Bluffs

Requisition ID
2020-144099
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Behavioral Health
Hours / Pay Period
72
Facility
MERCY HOSPITAL-COUNCIL BLUFFS
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Day/Evening
Work Schedule
12 Hour
Location
IA-COUNCIL BLUFFS

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Lauren Story - Nebraska

 

Job Description

Under the direction of a registered nurse and/or a licensed mental health practitioner promotes and maintains socialization, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills for the individuals served.  Is an individual who has a mental illness and is able to role model healthy recovery, growth, and inspires to instill hope.

 

Responsibilities 

  1. The Peer Specialist must have experience in coping and success in life despite having a mental illness.
  2. Help individuals in setting and achieving their own needs, wants, and goals. 
  3. Maintain high standards of personal conduct.  Teach and role model the value of every individual’s recovery experience.  Conduct self in a manner that fosters own recovery.  Share with consumers and colleagues personal recovery stories from mental illness, and will likewise be able to identify and describe the supports that promote recovery.
  4. At all times will respect the confidentiality, rights and dignity of the individuals served.
  5. Serve as an advocate for patients through supporting recovery based services, assisting individuals in making their own decisions in all matters when dealing with other professionals, and in developing empowerment skills through self-advocacy and stigma-busting and sharing materials with others.
  6. Advocate for the full integration of individuals in the communities of their choice and promote the inherent value of these individuals to those communities – guided by the principle that individuals have the right to live in the least restrictive and lease intrusive environment.
  7. Maintain a working knowledge of current treatment and development in the mental health field – specifically related to recovery – through studies and approved continuing education workshops or trainings. 

Qualifications

Qualifications

 

Education:

  • Required: High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Preferred: Bachelors Degree

 

  • CPSS (Certified Peer Support Specialist) certification required
  • BLS within 3 months of employment.
  • Aggression Management Training within 3 months of employment.

 

Experience:

  • Two years experience in psychiatric or human services setting preferred.
  • Broad knowledge base of developmental psychology, counseling or social work preferred.

 

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