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Certified Peer Specialist - COMCARE

Date: Oct 21, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $11.49 per hour 

Work Schedule: Varied schedule M-F between 7AM-6PM 

 

Provide goal-directed, medically necessary peer support services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness to assist them to remain in the least restrictive environment.

 

Service Provision Case Management Services

  • Peer Support using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being
  • Help consumers regain the ability to make independent choices and to take a proactive role in treatment
  • Share “lived experience” and model successful behavior and strategies

 

Peer Support Group Facilitation

  • Peer Support will make sure that groups are self-contained and goal directed to assist consumers in minimizing or resolving the effects of mental and emotional impairments
  • Peer Support will make sure that group facilitation is conducted with a recovery focus and using strategies for effective facilitation

 

Documentation

  • Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed treatment and client response to treatment within prescribed timeliness
  • Complete Notes for Record, Precautions statements and authorizations for release of records as required and/or recommended
  • Enters no show and cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record
  • Enter AIMS data as needed

 

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Must self-identify as a present or former consumer of mental health services. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.