|Title:||Peer Support Specialist - Eastern Counties|
Ozark Guidance is currently seeking a Peer Support Specialist for the counties of Marion, Baxter, Boone and Newton. Criteria for this position: A high School diploma or GED is required. This position also requires one of the following: 1) A bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or a related field OR 2) Two years of direct client care experience with children and/or adults in a mental health setting. In addition , the candidate must have lived experience (knowledge and insight gained by receiving behavioral healthcare services). A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Peer Support is a consumer-centered service provided by individuals who self-identify as someone who has received or is receiving behavioral health services and is thus able to provide expertise not replicated by professional training. Peer support providers are trained and certified peer specialists who self-identify as being in recovery from behavioral health issues. Peer support is a service to work with beneficiaries to provide education, hope, healing, advocacy, self-responsibility, a meaningful role in life and empowerment to reach fullest potential. Peer Support Specialists will assist with navigation of multiple systems (housing, supportive employment, supplemental benefits, building/rebuilding natural supports, etc.,) which impact beneficiaries’ functional abilities.
The position is with various departments within the agency. The candidate should have good computer skills, good leadership skills, the ability to organize and prioritize, and be patient, consistent, and flexible, and must be able to work in a team setting and to work independently. Full time positions available in Baxter, Boone, Newton, and Marion counties. No phone calls please