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Peer Bridger - Denver

Job Description
Organization: 
Rocky Mountain Human Services
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Health & Mental Health | Programs/Services
Job Description: 

The Peer Bridger provides peer support services alongside the Transition Specialist Team by assisting clients with their stabilization and recovery. Peer Bridgers work individually with clients to help with skill building, goal development, advocacy, information, and encouragement while those clients transition into the community from intensive behavioral health treatment settings. Active client contact is a primary objective of this position. The peer will provide support services to persons with behavioral health and substance use disorders as they transition into their home community and engage in treatment services that help to stabilize their condition. Working collaboratively with the treatment team for each client, to include the Transition Specialists, Community Mental health Centers and Primary Care Provider, the Peer Bridger assists clients across all stages of the recovery process including transitioning back to their home communities. 

Why work at Rocky Mountain Human Services?

You will have the opportunity to contribute to an organization serving children with developmental delays and disabilities, adults with cognitive and intellectual disabilities, and veterans in need of employment assistance or who are homeless.

Areas of Responsibility

Essential Duties

Peer Support Services.  

  • Meet with identified clients to provide a calm and reassuring presence and begin working with clients on their goals for transition to their home community.
  • Travel to various treatment and community settings to meet members for initial and ongoing peer support.
  • Respond to requests from staff for peer support for a client, including timely outreach to the client, and follow-up with the staff on the outcome of the request. 
  • Attend regular team meetings to discuss client cases and provide feedback to the team.
  • Build relationships with clients using peer specialist and other training (e.g. Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP); supporting clients as needed to promote recovery presenting personal recovery experiences in a positive and therapeutic manner, without glorifying problem experiences.
  • Works with a team and individually to provide necessary support to clients and assist them in the development of problem solving, decision making, and realistic goal setting. Support includes advocacy, education, and mentoring, as needed.
  • Present educational programs to providers or clients as needed.
    Documentation.
  • Ensure that client contact is documented in a timely manner as required by the contract.
  • Complete paperwork as required by the Transition Specialist program.
  • Write and submit reports, as needed in a timely manner.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Peer Bridger must model recovery-oriented behaviors, encourage client engagement, seek opportunities to coach social skills, foster optimism, and bolster hope. Additionally, the Peer Bridger will assist in the development of problem-solving skills, constructive negotiation, decision-making skills and realistic goal setting. The vehicle for fostering these skills are built upon the common factors of trust, empathy, and rapport, all the while maintaining appropriate boundaries commensurate with the Peer Support Specialist paraprofessional role.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associates degree or higher in behavioral health field preferred.
  • Previous experience working in behavioral healthcare.  

 Driving Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proof of motor vehicle insurance
  • Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work
  • No major violations in the past three years.
Requirements/Qualifications
  • •High School Diploma or equivalent (required).
  • •Experience with mental health issues and recovery.
  • •2 years’ experience working in a peer support specialist or similar role.
  • Willingness to complete RMHS trainings and continuing education as necessary
Compensation/Benefits

RMHS provides great benefits such as:

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Generous paid time off such as vacation, sick, personal, and holidays
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement (full-time employees only)
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 403(B) with company match
  • Employee assistance program

Rocky Mountain Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to racial, ethnic and cultural diversity and the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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