Peer Support Specialist Job at Honor Community Health, Pontiac, MI

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  • Honor Community Health
  • Pontiac, MI

Job Description

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Honor Community Health is a 501c3 Federally Qualified Health Center co-located within 20 locations. Our mission is to provide for the health and wellness needs of the underserved of Oakland County through the provision of comprehensive, integrated primary, behavioral health, and dental care. We serve all populations regardless of their ability to pay. Our team is passionate about serving the people of Oakland County. 

IMPORTANT:  All applications MUST be completed in its entirety to be considered.

*NOTE: COVID-19 Vaccinations are recommended 

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Project Director for the CCBHC the CCBHC Peer Support Specialist t he Peer Support Specialist serves as a member of the interdisciplinary case management team by providing services for individuals experiencing serious mental illness. The Peer Support Specialist works closely with individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders, acting as a mentor while providing support and assistance to individuals in the following areas: sharing lived experience, achieving community inclusion, participation, independence, recovery, resiliency, and/or productivity.

What are we looking for?

  • A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Prior paid or volunteer experience working with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
  • Prior experience as a peer support specialist.
  • Experience with electronic health record (EHR) systems.
  • Valid and unrestricted Driver’s License
  • Transportation or Automobile accessibility with current automobile/vehicle insurance meeting agency policy requirements
  • Meet eligibility requirements for State of Michigan Peer Support Specialist Certification
  • Those with lived experience are welcome to apply
  • Obtain and maintain State of Michigan certification as a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) within one year of employment.
  • Proficient with computers and working knowledge of Microsoft office products.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and community effectively, professionally, and courteously.
  • Ability to work closely with persons with mental or physical limitations.
  • Ability to use discretion and judgment when handling matters of a sensitive or confidential nature.
  • Intermediate time management, problem-solving, customer service, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Experience working for a community health center or Federally Qualified Heath Center preferred
  • A flexible and positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Creating an excellent patient experience
  • Patient focused mindset

What do we Offer?

  • Competitive Wages
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Employer Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 4-6 Weeks Paid Time Off for Full-Time Employees
  • Paid Time off for Part-Time Employees
  • Paid Diversity Day and Holidays
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • LifeMart Discount Program for all employees
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Allowance for Clinicians
  • Free Malpractice Insurance
  • License Reimbursement
  • Free Employee Assistance Program
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness to all Full-Time Employees
  • National Health Service Corp (NHSC) for licensed health care providers and offers up to $50,000 toward student loans

Why work for Honor?

  • Honor is a patient directed and community driven Federally Qualified Health Center.
  • We ensure that patients come first by providing enabling services to assist patients with specific barriers to care such as transportation, translation, food security, and other social services.
  • Our staff is passionate about providing all members of the community with access to quality health care regardless of their situation.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a criminal record check and reference check.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people and patients is one of our greatest strengths, and inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver the best services to our employee and patients. Honor Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

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