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ACT Certified Peer Support Specialist - Kalamazoo

Job Type: 
Full-Time; M-F
Department: 
ACT Team - Kalamazoo
Description: 

Provide effective recovery-oriented direct services to ACT participants that assist them in meeting their personal goals and maintain safety in the community.

Coordinate service activities with the ACT Team.

Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in ACT Team daily team processes and schedule of activities.
  • Provide skills training and personal assistance with daily living skills, transportation, medication and other self-care treatment goals.
  • Assess mental health, substance use of persons served during daily contacts, providing one-to one recovery coaching tailored specific to the individual.
  • Provide advocacy and support for those using community-based groups that support recovery
  • Participate in team meetings,  provide participant information and complete assignments including documentation of contacts and direct service activities
  • Complete progress notes according to Agency standards, assist in development of person-centered plans including helping individuals articulate personal goals for recovery as part of team services
Requirements: 
  • Must be Certififed Peer Support Specialist (CPSS)
  • Experience as a recipient of public mental health and/or substance abuse services, in the past or present who has achieved a level of recovery consistent with performance of the job duties. 
  • Interest in working with individuals with mental illness and / or substance use disorders to help them achieve recovery
  • Good communication skills (oral and written), time management skills, problem -solving skills and motivation to provide quality services
  • Good pc skills
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license and a vehicle to transport
  • Ability to perform work in community settings which may not be barrier-free.
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