Peer Support Specialist | IHH – AbbeHealth – Cedar Rapids, IA

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AbbeHealth


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Salary

$15 – $18 an hour

Job Type
Full-time

Qualifications
  • US work authorization (Required)


Full Job Description

AbbeHealth Services – is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to providing mental health and aging services that help individuals achieve their optimum levels of independence and success.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, is a subsidiary of AbbeHealth Services located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Manchester.

Are you in recovery from a mental illness? Are you passionate about helping others? The Abbe Center for Community Mental Health is seeking a full-time Peer Support Specialist for our Integrated Health Home program. Peer Support Specialists use their experiences in recovery from mental illness plus state approved training to help people with their own recovery journey and inform non-peer team members of this unique perspective. This position includes Integrated Health Home hours that are office-based and work in client’s homes in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. Monday-Friday daytime hours with possibility of a limited work-from-home schedule and flexibility in hours.

Responsibilities

Welcoming people into service and encouraging them during times of stress and struggle. Developing personalized health goals, discovering effective coping skills, accessing community resources, and coordinating care. Effectively using technology such as computers, cell phones, and software. Documenting interactions and other required reports in an electronic health record. Communicating to other team members and supervisors with positive attitude. Creative problem solving to “meet people where they are at”.

Qualifications

Must be in recovery from mental illness and be willing to talk about that experience with clients, family, team members, etc. as a method to promote resiliency and recovery. Completion of 40-hour Peer Support training or ability to complete within first 6 months of hire. At least 1 year of human services experience serving people with mental illness.

Must pass records and driving checks, pre-employment drug screen and have a valid Iowa driver’s license. AbbeHealth provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Do you identify as being in recovery from a serious mental illness and willing to talk about that experience with others as a method to promote resiliency and recovery?
  • Have you successfully completed the 40-hour Peer Support training or willing to within 6 months of hire?

Experience:

  • relevant work: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations


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