MCOT Peer Support Specialist
Full Time DAY and GRAVEYARD SHIFT available for Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) Support Specialist to work with a collaborative team and in coordination with MCOT Case Managers in providing mobile CRISIS response to adults in their home or in another community setting with the goal of reducing the risk of harm to self or others, minimizing the impact of the crisis on the individual, and connecting them to other helpful resources when applicable, including physical and/or mental health services. Assist with skill coaching, subsequent treatment planning and referral for ongoing services and supports, when applicable. Assist in coordinating crisis and response services with local police, substance abuse, hospital, and other applicable agencies assisting with the crisis or subsequent service.
Other Duties: Coaching, mentoring, role modeling, and using one’s own recovery experiences as tools to assist in actualization of client recovery goals. Assist in client empowerment, community living development, problem-solving support, positive self affirmation, socialization, communication, health, etc. Model adherence to recovery skills. Work on a treatment team and assist in development of recovery plans.
Complete up-to-date quality service documentation including accurate time sheet records with appropriate service codes and progress notes by 30 minutes past closing of the next business day in the Center’s automated clinical records system. Obtain approval from immediate supervisor on any and all leave taken. Attend supervision appointments and team and organization meetings as scheduled. Maintain an automated schedule, reflecting the FTE availability within Center hours, in order to be consistently available and visible to Center staff and clients. Prepare materials for groups. Attend trainings within, and outside of the Center for job development.
OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPECTATIONS:
- Knowledge of confidentiality & ability to maintain strict compliance with confidentiality of client and Center sensitive information.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of community resources available to the mentally disabled.
- Teaming skills for effective interoffice relations and collaboration with others in client treatment.
- Computer literacy and skills for operation of automated medical records, email, scheduling, etc.
- Timeliness with schedule including whereabouts, arrival to work, attendance at meetings, and client appointments.
- Positive attitude related to job expectations, supervision, Center policies and procedures, etc.
- Ability to behave ethically and to understand and maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff.
- Flexible hours to meet client and/or Center needs.
- Conduct expected tasks in a safe manner, uphold Center safety policies, report perceived safety issues to appropriate sources.
Requirements: High School Diploma or GED required. Draw from personal and/or family experience in coping with mental health issues. Pass Utah Background Criminal Investigation check. Must have a valid Utah driver’s license and driving record in good standing.
Services will be provided throughout the tri-county area. 40 hours/week (8 hour shifts) DAY and GRAVE YARD SHIFT AVAILABLE.
Wage: $11.76/hour – $13.94/hour (wage based on experience).
Additional $2.50/hour for Graveyard shift. Additional $1.29/hr. may be added to pay rate for proficiency in speaking Spanish.
Excellent and full benefits. EOE.