The Peer Specialist is a person with lived mental health experience who uses their recovery experiences as a means to help others diagnosed with a mental illness find their own recovery process. The peer specialist is part of a multi-disciplinary team that participates in the planning and organizing of individual and group activities that promotes a range of self-help skills.
Education: High School or equivalent.
Experience: Advanced computer and keyboarding skills. (Must be able to operate basic functions in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word) and several EHR systems.) Successful completion of Peer Specialist Training and Peer Specialist Internship Program or a willingness to obtain this training. Experience working with consumers and/or family members of a consumer of mental health service is a plus. Experience as a family advocate is a plus.
Licenses/Certification: Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license within thirty days of hire.
Must be trained in transfers and first aid upon hire.
Compensation: $15.00/hr - $17.25/hr, depending on experience.
Medical, dental, vision, health care FSA, and dependent care FSA: All active employees working 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of active service. PRN staff are not initially eligible for benefits, and GVH follows all Affordable Health Care Act Eligibility guidelines.