The Peer Specialist serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based services that will aid the veteran in daily living. As such, he/she participates in the service, training, consultative and other professional activities of rehabilitation treatment program and functions as a full professional member of the multidisciplinary team assisting physicians and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program.Learn more about this agency
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible: Not Applicable
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: 6164-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
***RELOCATION INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.***
The incumbent functions as an interdisciplinary team member in the Housing and Urban Development - VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, a permanent supportive housing program which focuses on chronically homeless Veterans. Peer Specialists perform a variety of therapeutic and supportive tasks that include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery, learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, assisting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self-help strategies based on the specialist's own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services. The incumbent functions as a role model, exhibiting competency in personal recovery and use of coping skills; This individual must have the ability to assist others in treatment based on the principles of recovery and resiliency. By inspiring the hope that recovery and resiliency are achievable goals.
The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Incumbent can assist others who are diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring disorders to achieve their personal recovery goals by promoting self-determination, personal responsibility, and the empowerment inherent in self-directed recovery.
- Incumbent performs a wide range of tasks to assist peers of all ages, from young adult to old age, in regaining independence within the community and mastery over their own recovery process.
- Serves as a consumer advocate, provides consumer information and peer support for veterans in outpatient and inpatient settings.
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