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    Function as an interdisciplinary team member within the Women's Health Innovation and Staffing Enhancements (WHISE) program at the Raymond G Murphy Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center .

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    Duties include but are not limited to:
    Assisting social workers and other professional/non-professional personnel in a rehabilitation treatment program. Perform therapeutic and supportive tasks including assisting 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.

    The incumbent serves as a recovery agent by providing and advocating for any effective recovery based services that will aid the veteran in daily living. The incumbent orients veterans new to the programs in which they work about the services, hours, locations, staff and other pertinent information necessary for the veteran to understand the program and how to utilize it.

    The incumbent assists veterans to articulate personal goals for recovery through the use of one-to-one and group sessions.

    The incumbent works with veterans to develop and implement a personal recovery plan.

    The incumbent assists veterans in determining the steps he/she needs to take in order to achieve these goals and self-directed recovery.

    Observes behaviors that might indicate difficulty adapting or responding to treatment (e.g., missed assessment appointments, failure to attend or maintain abstinence, risk to self or others, disruptive behavior), completes appropriate documentation, and reports concerns to the treatment or recovery team in a timely manner.

    Teach and role model the value of every individual's recovery experience.

    Work Schedule: M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm
    Compressed/Flexible: N/A
    Telework: N/A
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: PEER SPECIALIST (Womens Health)/PD00068A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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