AHL Healthcare Group is opening an Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) facility in Duluth, MN and is seeking a Certified Peer Specialist to join our growing team!
Location: Duluth, MN (Near UMD)
Hours of Position: Several openings (full time or part time) and several shifts available. Typical shifts are 8 hours either: 8am-4pm, 4pm-12am, or 12am-8am. Alternating weekend schedule, Sunday – Saturday is required.
- Paid Time Off (Part time and Full Time)
- Health Insurance (waiting periods may apply)
- Longevity bonuses
- Flexible scheduling and every other weekend off
- Performance-based increases
- Group dental, vision, and supplement insurance
- 1.5x pay for holidays worked
- Employee Assistance Program
- Opportunities for advancement in a growing, hire-from-within company
- Rewarding position working with residents to provide excellent services and a comfortable home!
Compensation: Starting pay with no/little experience is $14-$15/hr. With experience and/or if staff also qualifies as a MHPR (Mental Health Practitioner), pay is based on experience up to $21/hr.
- Is at least 21 years of age
- Has a high school diploma or equivalent
- Has or have had a primary diagnosis of mental illness Be a current or former consumer of mental health services
- Demonstrate dedication to promoting recovery opportunities in the lives of Peers
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize his or her own lived experience of recovery (as defined by the CPS) to inspire recovery in the lives of Peers
- Has the goal of paid employment as a Certified Peer Specialist
- Has the skills and abilities needed to complete the academic work for the position
- Completes a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) prior to the start of training
- Successfully complete the DHS approved Certified Peer Specialist training and certification exam
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Under the supervision of the Treatment Director and Lead Mental Health Practioner(s), a CPS supports individuals by providing hope, encouragement, support, self-determination and connection to the community. A CPS helps the Recipient by assisting the Recipient build skills as an advocate for their needs and rights.
- Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of Recipient’s history, skills, vulnerabilities, strengths, cultural and spiritual preferences.
- Understanding of initial treatment plan and individual treatment plan.
- General knowledge of social services, record keeping, reporting requirements and confidentiality.
- Ability to follow initial and individual treatment plans set up for Recipients and uses creative ways to encourage participation.
- Effectively assist Recipients and train in areas such as public transportation, employment, budgeting, organizing, medical appointments scheduling, and meal planning.
- Communicate effectively with coworkers.
- Objectively and professionally document progress with the Recipient at the end of your shift.
- Providing assistance with paperwork that is pertinent to continuation of services, such as Social Security paperwork.
- Provide support and supervision as defined in each Recipient’s ITP, while ensuring Recipient safety.
- Communicate questions or concerns to Lead Mental Health Practitioner or Treatment Director
- Report improper or suspicious behavior, misconduct of co-workers, abuse or neglect of Recipients internally to the Treatment Director, or externally to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center within 24 hours of becoming aware of the incident.
- Encourage local community setting/resources by remaining within a 10 miles radius of the Recipient’s home.
- Assisting with setting up transportation services and teaching Recipient how to utilize public transportation.
- Ability to use a computer effectively, and complete word processing and data entry tasks.
- Available to work flexible hours and feel comfortable driving in most weather conditions.
- Travel in the community, transport Recipients, and assure safe vehicle operation including all passengers wearing a seatbelt, respecting speed limits, following agency policy, maintaining current car insurance, and possessing a valid driver’s license at all times.
- Ability and willingness to follow deadlines and/or complete assignments/trainings as assigned.
- Ability to develop and maintain professionally appropriate and respectful therapeutic relationships with each Recipient and the Recipient’s family; ability to maintain positive working relations with staff and other related persons.
- Maintain a clean, professional and pleasant appearance for effective role modeling to the Recipients.