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Peer Specialist

Hopewell Center-Downtown St. Louis | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

Mentor your future!

SUMMARY: At ALM-Hopewell Center, the Peer Mentor is a person with a disability, who is responsible for assisting and empowering peer consumers by identifying a main concern, developing strength based independent living plans that includes a measurable goal and objectives, and carrying out the independent living plans with the peer consumers. The Peer Mentor helps fellow peers cultivate their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem in a residential setting. The Peer Mentor empowers other people with disabilities to explore new options, resources, relationships, feelings, attitudes, and rights. The Peer Mentor is a companion, educator, advocate and friend to consumers. The age group that this position will be working with is 16-25 years.

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES:

  • Inform Peer Consumers of available programs and services and assist in referrals to other agencies/community partners that will assist the consumer in meeting his/her goal of independent living
  • Meet with consumers in their own homes, at designated offices and by phone as need to ensure continued consumer satisfaction and progress towards the independent living plan goal
  • Ensure that consumers have full and unbiased access to a variety of services and service providers to meet their specific needs
  • Assist Peer Consumer in carrying out each objective of the residential treatment plan
  • Abide by 9 CSR 30-4.039 (13)  providing services that are person centered and recovery focused

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:

Person with a Mental Illness who has a strong desire for employment. Self starter who enjoys working independently.Views consumer needs as a high priority. Experience that demonstrates organization and planning abilities. Experience that demonstrates strong desire to help others.