• CST Recovery Counselor – Peer Support Specialist

    Posted on September 3, 2019 by in
    Published
    September 3, 2019
    Location
    Chicago
    Job Type
    Full-Time
    Certification Type
    CRSS
    Company Name
    Trilogy, Inc

    Description

    Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. strongly believes that treatment services are more effective when provided in the client’s natural setting, hence, the majority of services provided are located in the community.  Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare Inc. also employs a holistic approach to each client’s treatment and integrates all facets of our clients’ lives including mental/emotional health, physical health/wellness, employment and education, social and family relationships, substance use/abuse issues, and housing needs.

     

    Typical services provided include case management, counseling/therapy, individual skills training, medication training, crisis intervention, linkage to community resources, advocacy, assessment, and treatment planning.

     

    Responsibilities

    The Recovery Counselor: Peer Support Specialist will assess the client’s personal, medical, emotional, social, and environmental situation to plan for treatment course through home, community, and office visits.  He/she/they will provide individually-based motivational treatment and support to clients to assist them in their recovery from mental illness.  The Recovery Counselor: Peer Support Specialist will be an advocate for clients, and link them to community services as needed.  He/she/they will provide client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed services to clients with severe mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use/addiction disorders utilizing a harm reduction approach.

    The Recovery Counselor: Peer Support Specialist will provide at least 60-75% of all community support services in the community.  He/she/they will complete case management tasks with clients within a shared caseload.  The Recovery Counselor: Peer Support Specialist will also provide crisis/on-call coverage as directed. 

     

    Essential Responsibilities

    Assess client’s personal, medical, emotional, social, and environmental situation through home, community, and office visits. 

    Coordinate the establishment of an individual recovery plan with the client, client’s support system, and other care providers.

    Recognize and act on opportunities to move clients to appropriate levels of care; provide referrals to additional services as indicated.

    Assist clients in identifying signs and symptoms of de-compensation.  Work collaboratively with clients to identify coping skills to assist in managing symptoms and stressors experienced.

    Assist clients in learning and improving independent living skills; i.e. personal hygiene, housekeeping skills, nutrition, and shopping for food and personal items

    Educate and assist clients with applying for entitlements; i.e. Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and LINK

    Accompany clients to important appointments in the community and provide support with issues related to housing, substance use, budgeting, social support, and medication.

    Advocate on client’s behalf and empower clients to advocate on behalf of themselves when appropriate

    Communicate effectively within the team model for a multi-disciplinary approach to client care.

    Perform other related duties and/or projects as assigned

     

    This position requires a minimum of ONE of the following:

    Bachelors degree

    High School Diploma or GED and two years of supervised clinical experience in a mental health setting.
    a practical nurse license under the Nurse Practice Act [225 ILCS 65];
    a certificate of psychiatric rehabilitation from a DHS-approved program plus a high school diploma or GED plus two-years experience in providing mental health services;
    CRSS certification through IAODAPCA
    a family partnership professional certificate from and in good standing with IAODAPCA
    an occupational therapy assistant licensed under the Illinois Occupational Therapy Practice Act [225 ILCS 75] with at least one-year of experience in a mental health setting;

    Other Requirements include:


    Valid IL Driver’s License

    Daily access to a well maintained vehicle with 100,000/300,000 liability insurance

    Experience working with people with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses preferred

    Experience in community-based services preferred

    The Recovery Peer Support Specialist must be a past or present consumer of mental health services AND willing to share their personal story of recovery with our clients.

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