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PT Peer Support Specialist - COMCARE

Date: Apr 17, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $11.36 per hour 

Work Schedule: Varied schedule M-F between 7a - 7PM 

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.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Employees must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.

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 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 achieve and maintain designation as a Certified Peer Support Specialist for the State of Kansas. 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: 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 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