Peer Support Specialist

Riverside, California, United States · Rancho West · 2-900

Description

Anka is seeking reliable and dedicated PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST for our Rancho West CRT Program in Riverside, CA.


ABOUT THE POSITIONS: Under the supervision of the Team Lead, work as a member of a team to provide mental health peer support services to individuals and family/support members of individuals with mental health and co-occurring disorders in an Adult Residential Treatment (ART) facility. Peer Support Specialists have either lived experience in mental health recovery and/or substance use recovery. They serve as role models, companions, educators, and advocates to clients with mental health needs. Although not professional counselors, Peer Support Specialists are treatment team members and trained in basic counseling skills and understand living with someone with a disability, having "been there." Peer Support Specialists support consumers and their family/support members in moving toward recovery, creating a meaningful role in their life, which is separate from their illness. They should be willing to share their experience, model effective coping techniques and self-help strategies, and support and advocate for clients. Peer Certification is required within first three months of hire. Certification training will be arranged/provided.


KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES. Under the Supervision of our Program Administrator:


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Benefits

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


ABOUT ANKA: Work for an organization where every day is an opportunity to change lives! Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. (Anka) is a non-profit organization with the mission to eliminate the impact of behavioral health problems for all people. Please visit our website at http://www.ankabhi.org for more information. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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