Peer Support Specialist

WestCare Marathon, FL

About the Job

# Job Description: Position Description: Peer Support Specialist With assistance from professional project staff the Peer Support Specialist will provide needed peer support to consumers, supervision in the program. This position assists the management and counseling staff of the Personal Growth Center to perform drop-in services, providing weekend and holiday staff coverage. Essential Job Functions: * Ensure the security of the facility through the continuous monitoring of the grounds and facility * General member supervision in daily living activities and general program operation; * Make copies of necessary program paperwork; * Place documentation in member files; * Ensure all scheduled activities occur at the specified time; * Prepare member activity reports and other reports as requested; * Ensure assignments given to members are completed; * Ensure that members comply with program rules; * Ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of the facility; * Provide support and encouragement to members. * Assist in escorting members to treatment facilities during business hours. * Attend regularly scheduled meetings and maintain communication with the Program Supervisor and other staff. . Observes members for changes in behaviors and reports any necessary changes to Personal Growth Center Director. . Establishes rapport with program participants and disseminates information regarding the program. . Supervises and participates in food preparation. . Completes daily opening and closing descriptive procedures per policy manual. . Keeps premises inside and outside clean and orderly. . Supervises and delegates member involvement with daily living tasks. . Communicates effectively with members on keeping facilities premises orderly. . Conducts simple group discussions or organize support group as requested. . Stocks all supplies 100% of the time. . Alerts PGC Director of any needed supplies for ordering. . Completes proper paperwork for any needed maintenance and alerts Director of maintenance concerns. . Organizes any donated clothing . Works weekends and provides holiday coverage. . Follows program policies and procedures at all times. . Performs related work as required. . Completes appropriate documents to certify new members Work Environment: Position is located at the Personal Growth Center. On duty hours for this position are after hours for all programs except residential programs. Essential Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age or older * Must have good communication skills * One (1) year experience working with direct consumer care or an active member in good standing in the drop in/day treatment program for 6 months within a social service setting or equivalent preferred; Education: * High School diploma or equivalent. Working Conditions: * Work is primarily performed in the Personal Growth Center * Some outdoor activities may be required. Physical Demands: * Occasional lifting of more than 25 pounds; * Occasional risk of intensive physical activity with clients; and * Sitting, standing, walking, reaching are performed in the normal course of the position. NEW RATE AS OF MAY 1st - $10.00/HR *Requisition Number:* 2142 *City:* Marathon *State:* Florida *Job Title:* Peer Support Specialist *Area of Interest:* Clinical/Counseling