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Certified Peer Support Specialist - COMCARE

Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $18.00 per hour  

Work Schedule:   

 

Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.

 

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

 

Documentation

  • Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE and CCBHC guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed treatment and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines
  • 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

 

General Administrative Duties

  • Participate in multidisciplinary or peer team meetings to improve treatment and develop intervention strategies as needed
  • Enter AIMS data as needed
  • Attend staff meetings and individual/group supervision
  • Travel to and from sites in personal transportation
  • Identify and attend continuing education/training to enhance or expand practice and implement best practices related to the employee s area of practice within COMCARE

 

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, and adult abuse registry. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. In order to comply with the requirements of the federal health care staff COVID-19 vaccination mandate, all employees of COMCARE and the Health Department must be fully vaccinated. All offers of employment are contingent upon submission of vaccination documentation prior to start date. 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Wichita