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Recovery Support Specialist/Social Services Counselor

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Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority


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Published 23 days ago

October 26, 2020
October 12, 2020
$35,000 - $45,000

Want to use your experience of overcoming personal challenges to help others reach their full potential? Join our team! We’re looking for a Peer Support Specialist who has thrived after experiencing behavioral health issues to assist others on their wellness journey. You will provide mentoring, guidance, and support to others currently experiencing a crisis due to a mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder. This position is located at Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA) in Marrero, LA in the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

Responsibilities

  • Use personal lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges to empower and assist individuals to define and pursue their own recovery and wellness goals
  • Provide crisis intervention services and work with program staff to ensure safety for all served
  • Serve as a liaison between program participants and internal and external referral sources
  • Connect individuals with ongoing peer support and education in their community
  • Assist individuals in navigating the behavioral health services system
  • Complete progress notes in the agency electronic health record and other documentation
  • Actively participate in regularly scheduled supervisory meetings and complete all required trainings

Qualifications & Skills

  • Baccalaureate degree preferred (See posting at link below for allowable substitutions.)
  • Organized, self-starter
  • Ability to acquire and maintain Peer Support Specialist certification (We can help!)
  • Lived experience as a person in recovery from behavioral health condition (mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorder) and willingness to share own experiences of recovery with individuals served
  • Ability to form appropriate professional relationships with individuals served
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communications skills and the ability to empathize with, relate to, and effectively work with recipients of mental health services

Other Position Details

  • Full-time -- 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Benefits package includes medical, Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System, other
  • Paid vacation and sick days plus official state holidays

JPHSA helps individuals and families in Jefferson Parish affected by mental illness, addictive disorders, and developmental disabilities to live full, healthy, independent and productive lives to the greatest extent possible for available resources.

Visit the State of Louisiana Job Opportunities site to learn more about this position listed as “Social Service Counselor 1-3" at http://bit.ly/JPHSAemploy . Applications only accepted online through the State of Louisiana Job Opportunities site. Please include all past work experience and education. Apply by 11:59pm CST on 10/12/20. For further information about this vacancy, contact Scott Leonard at sleonard AT jphsa.org.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:

To keep staff members and individuals served safe, we are masking, disinfecting, social distancing, and more.

Want to use your experience of overcoming personal challenges to help others reach their full potential? Join our team! We’re looking for a Peer Support Specialist who has thrived after experiencing behavioral health issues to assist…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Location

Marrero, LA

How to Apply

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