MENTAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS
Goochland Powhatan Community Services (GPCS) is seeking 2 Mental Health Peer Support Specialists. These positions will be responsible for providing a variety of services to clients in several CSB programs including Case Management, Outpatient, and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The position will have both administrative and direct consumer responsibilities, with emphasis on consumer recovery and advocacy. This position relies on a recovery based approach to meaningfully engage with consumers while helping consumers achieve their goals. This position requires collaboration between other members of the clinical team to ensure coordination of care among consumers. The incumbent will receive direct supervision from a Programs Services Supervisor.
Knowledge of mental health, substance use disorders and psychosocial rehabilitation is required as well as a strong recovery focus. Computer literacy and organizational skills are necessary as timely and accurate documentation is essential.
The incumbent must either be Certified and registered with the Board of Counseling as a Peer Recovery Specialist or have completed DBHDS Training and need 500 hours of supervised practice which can be completed at GPCS as part of the position duties.
The GPCS application is required and available at www.gpcsb.org under “Job Opportunities.” Salary based on Certification status and experience. Generous benefit package. Open Until filled. GPCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.