PT Certified Peer Support Specialist - COMCARE

Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE

Pay:  $18.00 per hour  

Work Schedule: Varied schedule; No more than 19 hours per week.  

 

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.

 

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 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.
  • 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. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Must be able to achieve and maintain designation as a Certified Peer Support Specialist for the State of Kansas, including completion of all required training within the timeframe mandated by the State of Kanas. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

 

Preferred Qualifications: One year of experience in a related field. Designation as a Certified Peer Support Specialist for the State of Kansas.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 


Nearest Major Market: Wichita